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  • German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    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...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A '90's night, corned beef selfies for museum tickets and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, March 11. EAT Silverado Vineyards Wine Dinner The Glunz Tavern 1202 N. Wells St. 312-642-3000 A four-course dinner with pairings from the...
  • Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser

    Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser
    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...
  • Artist captures family history in Black History exhibit

    Artist captures family history in Black History exhibit
    The hardy catalpa tree, known for its aromatic yellow and cream blossoms in June and its ruddy banana stems that drop as fruit in fall, is a symbol to Jevoid Simmons, an Evanston artist exhibiting wood carvings during Black History Month. Simmons, an...
  • Sonnenzimmer continues to rise in Chicago art world

    Sonnenzimmer continues to rise in Chicago art world
    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...
  • Mary L. Seward-Miller

    Mary L. Seward-Miller
    Mary L. Seward-Miller, a noted Baltimore watercolorist who was known for her cityscapes, whimsical country scenes, winterscapes, Maine seascapes and still lifes, died Jan. 29 at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a fall. She was 86. "She had...
  • Happy birthday, Chicago!

    Happy birthday, Chicago!
    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...
  • Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works

    Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works
    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...
  • Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates
    Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...
  • Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    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. Who has...