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  • 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...
  • "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....
  • 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 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...
  • CSO series explores connections between nature and culture

    CSO series explores connections between nature and culture
    For ages, mankind has been fascinated by rivers, not simply as natural resources and avenues of commercial conveyance, but also as symbols, metaphors and ideas. Countless artists, composers, writers and thinkers have pondered the significance of these...
  • Cathy Marie Buchanan on 'The Painted Girls'

    Cathy Marie Buchanan on 'The Painted Girls'
    In “The Painted Girls,” a carefully researched, deeply imagined historical novel by Canadian writer Cathy Marie Buchanan, the Belle Époque comes to vibrant, often aching life. It follows two real-life destitute sisters, Marie and Antoinette...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • Family's racial history comes into focus

    Family's racial history comes into focus
    On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before. Some were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities

    Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities
    Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...