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  • Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl

    Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl
    Matti Bunzl entered the Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2008, not to check out the paintings but to conduct field research. The museum granted Bunzl, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois, unrestricted access to view the making of cultural sausage — specifically, an exhibit by artist Jeff Koons.
  • 2014: The year we knew everything about everything

    2014: The year we knew everything about everything
    "What's the point of even sleeping?" Let it be noted that although 2014 was the year I achieved near-total omniscience over all media, I saw St. Vincent sing that line only three times in the past 12 months. I apologize for that. It was a regretful...

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA
    Some of the most fiercely individualistic work in Chicago jazz has come from the cross-cultural sensibility of bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Bridging ancient folkloric traditions of his native Japan with ever-changing currents of the Chicago avant-...

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...

    Gifts for the cook, the sipper, the baker, the latke maker

    Gifts for the cook, the sipper, the baker, the latke maker
    •For the foodie who wants to play with flavors, there is this: Smoked Brown Sugar and its siblings, Chili Smoked Brown Sugar and Whiskey Smoked Brown Sugar. Your mom certainly never mixed these into chocolate chip cookies. These are finishing sugars:...