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  • Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season

    Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season
    I love the snow, but maybe you don't. Maybe you'd rather be indoors looking at art in rooms with sophisticated humidity and temperature control than out enjoying the formal and experiential brilliance of a radically transformed landscape. If so, here...
  • Neil Gaiman on his love for David Bowie

    Neil Gaiman on his love for David Bowie
    Everyone geeks out over someone, particularly those whom others geek out over. John Lennon, introduced to Jerry Lee Lewis, fell to the ground and kissed the Killer's shoes. Even Charles Dickens wrote fan letters to George Eliot so barely contained...
  • 'David Bowie Is' sets MCA attendance record

    'David Bowie Is' sets MCA attendance record
    Perhaps it was the fashion. ¬†Perhaps the fame. Or perhaps that lipstick-blotted tissue and tawdry coke spoon? Whatever it was: “David Bowie Is,” the blockbuster exhibition of the pop star’s legacy and accouterments, was a record-...
  • Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: Stretching notions of puppetry

     Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: Stretching notions of puppetry
    Puppets have been around for centuries. But Blair Thomas, the artistic director of the brand-new Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, points out the term "puppeteer" only came into existence about 100 years ago, when Ellen Van Volkenburg of...
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
  • DANCE REVIEW: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the MCA Stage

    DANCE REVIEW: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the MCA Stage
    Proximity to the stage is an often-unacknowledged factor in performance. Those main stage seats cost more for a reason: The action is up close and personal. As much of a pleasure as it is to watch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago anywhere, it's even...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...