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  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world. "Margaret was a consummate artist who...
  • Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene

    Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene
    Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
  • Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014

     Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014
    Betty Jane "Lindy" Bergman donated important pieces of art to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among them works by Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. Mrs. Bergman, 96, died of complications from...
  • Dal Niente, eighth blackbird make banner weekend for new music buffs

    Dal Niente, eighth blackbird make banner weekend for new music buffs
    The annual appearances of the Chicago-based new-music sextet known as eighth blackbird on the MCA Stage series at the Museum of Contemporary Art are among the most anticipated events of the concert season. The ensemble's program over the weekend reflected...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you

    2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you
    The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
  • 2014 Chicago events: Save the date

    2014 Chicago events: Save the date
    THE GREAT BULL RUN Hawthorne Race Course JULY 12 Think less “going for a jog with D. Rose” and more “sprinting for your life with 24 live 1,200-pound bovines-that-couldgore- you-at-any-moment at your heels.” Sounds fun, huh?...
  • Seasons grumblings

     
    An intercepted dispatch from the front of the ‘war on Christmas’ (Wednesday's print column) To: The Troops From: High Command, The Minimize-Christmas Army. Subject: Discouraging News We here at MCA headquarters wish we could offer you better...
  • Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013

    Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013
    The year in Chicago theater produced some gorgeous new plays, a stunning revival of one of the most important dramatic works ever penned by a Chicagoan and any number of intimate encounters with matters of import, not the least being the problem of gun...
  • Should you wrap up a receipt with that gift?

     Should you wrap up a receipt with that gift?
    Dear Answer Angel Ellen: When giving a present, is it tacky to include a gift receipt, or is it thoughtful? What if you bought the present supercheap at some cheapo store, and you want the recipient to think you paid full price or at least shopped at a...
  • Chicago designers create new cross-section brochures for MCA

    Chicago designers create new cross-section brochures for MCA
    Kids like to touch stuff with their grubby little fingers. You can't touch stuff at museums. That's a problem--it's why children's museums are mostly just science-y sandboxes and toy chests. Unless they can "lean on that [Basquiat], Blue, you own it,"...
  • Review: 'The Daniel Clowes Reader' edited by Ken Parille

    Review: 'The Daniel Clowes Reader' edited by Ken Parille
    My friend's dad once said that I lived in a Daniel Clowes world, and I copied it down in my diary as the nicest thing anybody's ever said to me. His is one of glints of faith-renewal found among depressed landscapes and the lonely freaks discovered as...