| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:02 PM
William and Catherine are crossing the pond again -- the royal couple is heading to the Big Apple in December.
Let the royal photo ops begin.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in New York from Dec. 7 to 9, palace officials announced on Friday....
| Jul 4, 2014
As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Metropolitan Opera rolled out the red carpet on Monday for a contingent of celebrity guests attending the company's opening night festivities. But the media spotlight was dominated instead by a band of protesters who congregated nearby to air their...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 6:29 PM
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this year's Olympus InVision Photography Festival is a literal library of visual stories — told through powerful and provocative images that speak to everything from capturing personal moments with an...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Ouija" and "Nightcrawler" are effectively tied for first place at the box office, providing a little excitement in an otherwise deadly Halloween weekend at the multiplexes.
Both films picked up roughly $10.9 million, but a clear leader will only be...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:57 AM
A stash of free photos, the art repatriation debate reignited, Larry Gagosian’s sushi gets reviewed and George Lucas’ museum unveils its initial design schematic. Plus: the literary roots of Cheviot Hills, the controversy behind Marcel...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:24 AM
It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Few tapestries woven in Europe during the Renaissance surpass in sheer beauty, technical mastery and narrative charm one that Pieter Coecke van Aelst designed in 1548.
It depicts God accusing Adam and Eve of perfidy in the Garden of Eden. Like a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:15 PM
The Metropolitan Opera had a mess on its hands.
Hundreds of people stood, or sat in rented wheelchairs, outside Lincoln Center on Monday to protest its production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," an operatic depiction of the high-profile...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The 23-year journey of "The Death of Klinghoffer" to the Metropolitan Opera:
1991 — "Klinghoffer" premieres in Brussels.
1992 — San Francisco Opera stages "Klinghoffer." It will be the last new fully staged U.S. production of the opera for...