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  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • The force of great expectations is with Ma Yansong

    The force of great expectations is with Ma Yansong
    When "Star Wars" creator George Lucas unveils plans this fall for a Chicago museum, the building's chief architect, China's Ma Yansong, will face some of the most intense scrutiny of his fledgling career. Ma is 39, a relatively young age in a profession...
  • Academy Museum Director Kerry Brougher At Welcome Reception: Things Are 'Becoming Real'

    It's getting real for Kerry Brougher. The new Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures technically began his job on July 1, but the Academy's Board of Governors held a cocktail reception Thursday night to officially welcome Brougher. "It's...
  • Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay

     Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay
    Conspicuously absent Tuesday from a list of companies participating in Apple Pay was Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services. That day, smartphone-maker Apple rolled out a new version of the iPhone as well as a new payment service called Apple Pay....
  • Pro-Lucas museum group forms to oppose open-space advocates

    Pro-Lucas museum group forms to oppose open-space advocates
    A group of civic leaders calling themselves "Friends of Lucas Museum" launched Thursday in advance of a potential legal challenge to the art museum's proposed lakefront location and public hearings on plans to improve the museum campus overall. The...
  • Public hearings on tap for Lucas museum, officials say

    Public hearings on tap for Lucas museum, officials say
    Preliminary plans for the construction, use and operation of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art were presented Wednesday at a Chicago Park District meeting.  Preliminary plans for the construction, use and operation of the museum were presented at the...
  • Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall

    Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall
    For once, be glad you're toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. Congratulate yourselves for avoiding the summer crowds and grabbing a great deal...
  • Datebook: Painting, performance and film as art season gets into gear

    Datebook: Painting, performance and film as art season gets into gear
    With openings in just about every corner of the city, the art industry is going bananas this week as the fall season gets underway. This means social practice in Santa Monica, video about film failures in Westwood, textiles in Mid-City and Chicano art...
  • 2014 Tri-county Halloween events

    2014 Tri-county Halloween events
    We have the most comprehensive list of tri-count events! Check back often because new stuff will be added. Miami-Dade County House of Horror Amusement Park Sept. 25-Nov. 2. Rides, thirty-room haunted house, Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship...
  • 12 Chicago museum events this fall

    12 Chicago museum events this fall
    Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town. The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
  • Transgender 101 at Wilton Manors gallery

    Transgender 101 at Wilton Manors gallery
    Bullies pointed at, badmouthed and even spit on Katie Hill when the Tulsa, Okla., teenager returned to high school in 2010. That summer, she had completed her transition to living as a girl, taking a name change — she became Katie and dropped her...