| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:49 AM
There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre.
Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:01 AM
"Slip your feet into the surrealist movement," beckons the fashion company Opening Ceremony in a promotion for its spring launch of Birkenstocks adorned with Rene Magritte prints as part of a line that also features the Belgian artist's work on clothing...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” and Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” are among the favored Chicago artworks that will be seen on billboards and at bus stops nationwide this summer, according to results of online voting for...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:20 PM
“Family Guy” made a brief visit to Chicago during Sunday’s episode, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” And like most things “Family Guy,” it was both funny and insulting.
Peter is sent on a business trip...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:03 AM
What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"?
The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Highlights in a rich fall jazz season:
Robert Glasper: The pianist has won a wide following for his R&B work, but Glasper also happens to be a forward-thinking jazz pianist. ThursdaySept. 11 through Sept. 14 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court;...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The challenge in visiting the Art Institute of Chicago is to get beyond the obvious. Easier said than done.
You could spend your time cruising from one iconic work to another, from "Nighthawks" to "American Gothic" to a Calder mobile overhead to Renoir'...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Getting through the day requires a certain amount of repression. There is order in the ordinary: a pipe is a thing to be packed with tobacco and smoked, the word "sky" refers to the blue space up above, a slice of ham will lie still and silent until it is...