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  • Manes: Retired cartoonist from Hobart still a kick

    Manes: Retired cartoonist from Hobart still a kick
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you'll go far." — Theodore Roosevelt I recently visited Jim and Linda Mackey on their 37th wedding anniversary. The two lovebirds live in Hobart. Linda is from the southeast side of Chicago and attended Bowen...
  • Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney

    Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney
    Yes, the major exhibition of Irish art and craft works at the Art Institute of Chicago opened on St. Patrick's Day. But it is almost in rebuke to that holiday, or at least to the sloppy, stereotype-laden way it is often celebrated here. Laid out in...
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade: 'You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this'

    St. Patrick's Day Parade: 'You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this'
    Downtown Chicago was a sea of green Saturday as thousands flocked to the Loop for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade -- and its many after-parties. Knobby-kneed Irish dancers, hair¬†piled high with kinky curls, won the over crowd with...
  • Chicago aims to be world's greenest city on St. Patrick's weekend

    Chicago aims to be world's greenest city on St. Patrick's weekend
    Chicago is going for the title of "greenest city in the world" this weekend for the second year in a row. "We will have the most buildings lit up in green of any other city in the world," said Blair Ciecko, director of ShamROCK Chicago. "I don't think...
  • Fiddler, composer Liz Carroll on the life she has woven around Irish music

     Fiddler, composer Liz Carroll on the life she has woven around Irish music
    When it comes to her career, Liz Carroll would be the first to say she has the luck of the Irish. "I still can't believe I've made a living playing Irish music," says Carroll, 58. "I never thought it was possible." Carroll has received major honors...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...