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  • 'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'

    'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'
    The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its only United States stop on a "David Bowie Is" world tour. If you're a serious stateside Bowie groupie, you likely are hopping a plane to Chicago, tongue dry and cash in hand. No wonder Tuesday is David Bowie Day in Chicago, courtesy of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
  • Chicago Humanities Festival artistic director leaving for Vienna museum

    Chicago Humanities Festival artistic director leaving for Vienna museum
    Chicago Humanities Festival artistic director Matti Bunzl has been named director of Vienna’s Wien Museum and will leave Chicago after this fall’s event, the festival announced Wednesday morning.   The move will find Bunzl returning to his...

    Chicago Humanities Festival releases fall schedule

    Chicago Humanities Festival releases fall schedule
    Click "I'm a Book Nerd. What's for me?" on the website of the Chicago Humanities Festival, and 36 programs from the schedule for autumn 2014 fill the screen. That's about one-third of all the events in the annual culture confab, making the festival...

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...