| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:30 AM
A week from now, we'll be eating leftovers.
But until then, we all have to live our lives and pretend like we're watching what we consume ahead of Thanksgiving. So listen up. There's a lot to catch you up on this week.
Sit back and enjoy this week'...
| Nov 8, 2014
A millionaire — an iconoclastic, private collection — a plan for a museum in a city park.
Sound familiar? It should.
It is not only George Lucas' proposal for a museum on Chicago's lakefront, but also one that is old hat for the city....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Sept. 19 Chicago Tribune editorial on the world’s best museum was outstanding and well-deserved.
I have been a member of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years.
I also have been a volunteer there for more than 20 years.
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Long before Lollapalooza became a fixture in Grant Park, long before Riot Fest and Pitchfork Music Festival and the myriad other concentrations of cultural events that have come to define the city's warm-weather entertainment scene, there was the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Now that the Art Institute of Chicago has been named the world’s best museum, perhaps local folks will be inspired to pay a visit.
Even better, maybe more parents will consider what a great family outing this destination could be.
| Oct 22, 2014
George Lucas' proposed lakefront museum is a bad idea. A really bad idea. And not because it may be illegal, as some lakefront preservationists argue.
That is, even if the museum is perfectly legal, it is perfectly misplaced and ill-conceived.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like.
The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The Art Institute of Chicago on Monday enjoyed a marathon of a different kind as almost 2,000 runners took advantage of an offer of free admission.
Those numbers helped fuel a visitor surge comparable to the museum's biggest attendance day in 2013,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Bach Organ Project: The WFMT-sponsored series devoted to the complete solo organ works of J.S. Bach continues with two weekend recitals. Stephen Alltop performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston). Michael Costello...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Museum exhibitions about the great artist Georges Seurat and his band of Neoimpressionists usually delve into the new scientific theories of light and color that made many painters in the late 19th century experiment with novel ways of applying paint to a...