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  • Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum

     Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum
    Like Atlas in ancient Greek mythology, Lonnie Bunch has an immense load to carry as founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is now under construction near the Washington Monument on the...
  • Lehigh Valley trick-or-treat times, Halloween parades and events

    Lehigh Valley trick-or-treat times, Halloween parades and events
    A long month of Halloween fun awaits. Like to be scared silly? Got you covered. Enjoy getting just a little spooked? Check that. Looking for fall fun for the whole family? There are plenty of hay mazes, fall festivals, special events, parades, trick-or-...
  • Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room

    Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room
    The chipmunk was a schmuck, a nobody. He had been dead a long time. He would not be missed. If Anna Goldman knew anything, it was dead chipmunks, and this one was like all the rest — dead. Ever since becoming the lead preparer of dead mammals at the...
  • Presidents of Israel, Poland tour new museum on Jewish history

    WARSAW (Reuters) - The presidents of Israel and Poland together took a guided tour of a new museum of Jewish life on Tuesday that tells the story of how Poland was for centuries home to a flourishing Jewish community before becoming a graveyard for Jews...
  • Walking tour explores history of Union Station

    Walking tour explores history of Union Station
    Most folks go through Union Station en route to somewhere else, but it's the destination for the Chicago History Museum's walking tour. The tour materialized after the museum opened its "Railroaders" exhibit (running through Aug. 10, 2015), which...
  • Move George Lucas museum inland

    Even though I am a “Trekkie,” when it comes to the Lucas museum, William Choslovsky is dead on (“Keep George Lucas museum off the lake,” Perspective, Oct. 22). However well-intended, building on the lakefront is a slippery slope...
  • Keep lakefront clear of George Lucas museum

    Our lakefront was declared to “remain forever open, clear, and free” — unless you’re a billionaire with an ego. Shame on Rahm Emanuel if the Lucas museum travesty succeeds. — Lyn Cole, Lombard   Follow the Editorial...
  • $1.73 million state grant boosts Buffalo Grove parks' art programs

    $1.73 million state grant boosts Buffalo Grove parks' art programs
    The Buffalo Grove Park District will be able to offer additional art classes and more parking spaces as a result of a grant that will help fund a $3.1 million renovation project to the Community Arts Center. "We have a pretty good art program now, and...
  • Inside Julian Schnabel's 'Diving Bell' at Museum of Art

    Inside Julian Schnabel's 'Diving Bell' at Museum of Art
    “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death” is the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of Elle magazine in Paris, a free spirit entombed in a body locked by a paralyzing stroke. His intellect is unharmed,...
  • Review: 'Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti' opens at Field Museum

    Review: 'Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti' opens at Field Museum
    The first striking thing in "Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti," the haunting, otherworldly new temporary exhibition at the Field Museum, was the smell. It's earthy, dusky, not unpleasant, and it offered an immediate sense of something real finding its...
  • 20 area Halloween events for every taste

    20 area Halloween events for every taste
    Why waste a great Halloween costume on just one night of fun? With these 20 exciting Halloween events including creepy-crawly creatures, scary-good performances and kooky costume parties for a variety of tastes and ages, you're sure to have a goulish good...