| Apr 7, 2015
| 10:00 PM
River North's best new pies are hiding in an unlikely bar-turned-pizzeria
Pizza review: Pi Gallery Bar
738 N. Clark St., 2nd floor 312-285-2712
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4)
What do you get when you cross math references, an art gallery and wood-fired...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 2:05 PM
"We are partners in everything," says Aparna Ramaswamy, co-artistic director of Ragamala Dance Company with her mother, Ranee Ramaswamy. "We each have our own strengths, but everything we do comes from a dialogue."
Their collaboration began officially...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:14 AM
What's something you can do in the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, but you can't do in the Art Institute and can only do in lobby spaces at the Museum of Contemporary Art? The answer — or at least one answer — is: Use a...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Herding cats: Now there's a skill politicians could use today. Lyndon Baines Johnson, our folksy dictator-president of the '60s, had it by the ton, alternately muscling and charming his victim-cohorts into obedience, passing the legislation he wanted,...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Each Jesus Christ was weighty and sizable, about 21/2 feet long, cross included. Each statue had come out of a mold, then plaster had dripped off, pooled and hardened, settling around the edges and leaving thin crescents of residue that clung to the...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Scott Cameron managed the careers of blues greats Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and others in the 1970s and 1980s in what should have been a boom time for the artists.
White rock bands — including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and the Doors...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:58 AM
Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art will be changing its logo and remaking key portions of its building to make it more friendly to museumgoers, the institution is scheduled to announce Friday morning.
The current restaurant space, 3,000 square feet at...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:55 PM
The contrast between then and now in the fourth floor galleries of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art couldn't be more striking.
Where the museum most recently displayed, in essence, the overstuffed artifacts closet of the rock star David Bowie, now...
| Feb 15, 2015
Flamenco is a paradoxical art, requiring passion and control, self-assertion and self-abnegation, physical vehemence and delicacy, defiance and surrender, joy and despair. Not coincidentally, it's also one of the very few dance forms that prize maturity....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:12 AM
As far as free admission days go at Chicago museums, here's a noteworthy Monday. The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium all are offering free general admission to Illinois residents in observation of Presidents Day, as well as extended...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:43 PM
If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing.
By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...