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  • A focus as big as all outdoors

    A focus as big as all outdoors
    David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
  • Our town was Wilder's town too

    Our town was Wilder's town too
    Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
  • "A Nearly Perfect Copy" by Allison Amend

    In the gifted hands of Allison Amend, the international art world is so full of intrigue and makes for such a smart page turner that when one is finished with the delicious novel "A Nearly Perfect Copy," a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago is in order....
  • Let's take this outside

    Let's take this outside
    The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing. Chicagoans, perhaps because...
  • Chef Susan Feniger pops into town for dinner, book signing

    Chef Susan Feniger pops into town for dinner, book signing
    Chef Susan Feniger heads to town Aug. 16 to celebrate her latest cookbook “Susan Feniger’s Street Food” (Clarkson Potter) with a book signing/demo at Williams-Sonoma on Michigan Avenue and a pop-up restaurant at Tony Mantuano’s...
  • WGN-Ch. 9's Julie Unruh selling house in Winnetka

    WGN-Ch. 9's Julie Unruh selling house in Winnetka
    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...
  • Remarkable Woman: Amy Thomas Elder

    Remarkable Woman: Amy Thomas Elder
    Amy Thomas Elder lives and breathes education. Has been doing so for most of her 49 years. Her parents were teachers. Dad taught history; mom was a math instructor. Her kindergarten was held in an antique house at Greenfield Village next to the Henry...
  • Show season: Designers' winter favorites

    Show season: Designers' winter favorites
    French design superstars Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec lead the way into the museums with a fresh MCA exhibit and tell us what's delighting (and challenging) them this winter. Think snow, not ski bunnies. Must-do list this winter Erwan: Discovering snow...
  • An art to solving Detroit's debt

    An art to solving Detroit's debt
    Late last month, the Detroit Free Press ran a major article on a problem that seems unthinkable: the likelihood of the precious artworks in the Detroit Institute of the Arts being sold to help pay the crippling debts of the City of Detroit. "It is an...
  • Michael Asher dies at 69; pioneering conceptual artist

    Michael Asher, the pioneering conceptual artist who challenged expectations of what constitutes a work of art and what happens during an art critique, died in his sleep at his Los Angeles home early Monday after several years of poor health. He was 69....
  • Luxury buyers find options at Millennium

    Luxury buyers find options at Millennium
    Luxury real estate in downtown Chicago came roaring back in 2012, experiencing its best year since 2008. According to a recent report, sales of million-dollar homes rose by 15 percent last year, and while the rebound has been welcome news to sellers, it...