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  • New 'Star Wars' lightsabers have some technical problems, experts say

     New 'Star Wars' lightsabers have some technical problems, experts say
    Lop off your fingers, the new "Star Wars" lightsaber will. Know this, every Jedi knight should. Happily, I can't write this entire column using a Yoda Speak Generator. So in simple Chicagoese, I'll tell you this: My experts insist that if you use that...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    Pick of the Week Newberry Consort: Chicago's enterprising early music ensemble begins its season with "Musica Barroca Mexicana," a program of Mexican and Italian Baroque vocal and instrumental works, several of them U.S. premieres, newly discovered in...
  • RedEye Rundown: Holiday buses, ice skating and more insanity

    RedEye Rundown: Holiday buses, ice skating and more insanity
    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'...
  • Restored paintings by late local artist on display at Oak Park library

     Restored paintings by late local artist on display at Oak Park library
    Nine paintings by late Oak Park artist Reginald Mars that were commissioned by the Park District of Oak Park more than 50 years ago have been restored and are now on display at the village's main library. The park district hired village resident Timothy...
  • Lucky Platter reopens with new owners

    Lucky Platter reopens with new owners
    At the Lucky Platter restaurant, 514 Main St., the ecclectic art collection has long been a conversation starter. The restaurant underwent interior renovations last week, temporarily storing its art inventory before reopening July 10. Since 1991, The...
  • Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path

    Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path
    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...
  • The Capen House: Not just a house

    The Capen House: Not just a house
    Thad Seymour, president emeritus of Rollins College, raised his glass and gave a toast, "To perseverance!" It was elegant in its simplicity. And dead on in summarizing the grit and resolve it took to get to this moment. It's been one year since...
  • Keep George Lucas museum off the lake

    Keep George Lucas museum off the lake
    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. To...
  • Art Institute is a great family destintation

    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. — Carole...
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    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...
  • Aaron Morse at Acme: Paintings of sublime worlds gone wrong

    Aaron Morse at Acme: Paintings of sublime worlds gone wrong
    Aaron Morse’s new paintings suggest, ever so subtly, that something has gone god-awfully wrong with the world we live in. The elusiveness of the problem intensifies the strength of Morse’s user-friendly pictures, not to mention their emotional...