| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:13 PM
A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor.
Sponsored by Chicago's...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 10:00 PM
A '90's night, corned beef selfies for museum tickets and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, March 11.
Silverado Vineyards Wine Dinner
The Glunz Tavern
1202 N. Wells St. 312-642-3000
A four-course dinner with pairings from the...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:00 AM
More than a dozen top Chicago chefs will join forces June 4 for the Chefs' Playground, a fundraising event for the Academy for Global Citizenship.
The ACG is a Chicago Public Charter School on the city's Southwest Side.
Chaired by chef Tony Mantuano...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 10:04 AM
Just off Irving Park Road in North Center, on one of those lonesome industrial strips where the bricks and mortar blend effortlessly with the overcast Chicago afternoon, there is a building you cannot enter, you are not invited to visit and you would...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:26 AM
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In this mid-South city of more than 100,000 people, which was the scene of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, a group of about 30 people gathered to celebrate the art of a pioneering African-American photographer who...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:52 PM
Happy 178th birthday, Chicago!
Wednesday marks 178 years since the city was incorporated in 1837.
Here are a few reasons why after 178 years, the Second City is second to none.
• With SNL poaching our talent, it's no wonder Chicago has been...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:18 PM
For Harold Haertel, woodcarving began as a hobby.
Born in 1904, the East Dundee resident began making decoys as a boy to use for hunting along the river.
"Then he got into making decorative birds," Tom Haertel said of his father, who passed away in...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 11:12 AM
Is graffiti a legitimate artistic expression accessible to the otherwise excluded, or criminal vandalism that is the scourge of a great city?
Good question. Alas, not one that the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is asking its young audiences.
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:22 PM
There's a bit of a point to David Tolchinsky's left ear. He can part his fingers in classic Spock style, a feat he said he's never had to practice.
"It comes naturally," he trumpeted.
Add to the list that Tolchinsky was a shy kid who never quite...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:47 PM
The possibility of locating the Barack Obama presidential library in Jackson Park or Washington Park is a good time to review the history of museums in Chicago's parks.
Attracting museums to parks has been a city trend since 1893, when civic leaders...