| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Chicago Opera Theater audiences are accustomed to being transported to places they've never been before. But even at that, the company's upcoming performances of Ricky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus and Euridice" will ask them to take a very big plunge.
| Nov 7, 2013
Add Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler to the list of tech industry stars who made their millions elsewhere and then moved back to Chicago to be near family.
OpenTable founder Chuck Templeton relocated after his wife wanted to move back to be closer to...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
“Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
| Nov 21, 2013
In 1966, Claes Oldenburg created the perfect 2013 comfort meal. Chances are, this was not his intention. He made a 10-foot-wide fried egg. It occupies the last gallery of “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine,” the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:38 AM
American Chamber Opera: Bizet's ever-popular "Carmen" is updated to a modern Chicago setting. Through Sunday, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.; $30-$50, $20 for seniors; 773-363-7965, americanchamberopera.org
Avalon String Quartet: The ensemble...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Be honest. When you get city-branded gifts like an “I Love NYC” t-shirt or a “Chicago Rocks” coffee mug, you just want to roll your eyes and exclaim in exasperation, “Gee, thanks so much for thinking of me.”
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Chicago technology entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz are among the latest families to sign the Giving Pledge, promising to give more than half their wealth to charity.
Founded four years ago by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:08 PM
There's enough art Friday to last the week, but there are a couple of other happenings later on that you may also want to attend. When it comes to viewing art, too much is just barely enough. Here's a sampling to help you plan.
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| Dec 14, 2013
When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom.
Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Some homes come together in a snap. Others require a little more thought. And then, there are those that are weighed, debated ... pondered. Which was the approach a Chicago couple utilized — time and time again — while buying, renovating and...
| Jun 13, 2013
WGN-Ch. 9 reporter Julie Unruh has a contract pending to sell her three-bedroom vintage house in east Winnetka, which is listed for $819,000.
Unruh, 44, a Chicago native, joined the station in 2001 after working for CLTV.
Unruh and her husband paid...