| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha.
She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift.
One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art.
Since ancient times, communities have used art to relay stories and make sense of the world around them — particularly when interpreting the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut Landmarks is delighted to host the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The exhibit is part of a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in...
| Aug 22, 2014
Terryville Tree Tour
The Plymouth Land Trust will lead a walking tour of Terryville's trees Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in front of the Eli Terry, Jr. Middle School, 21 North Main St., Terryville. Among the trees featured will be a Japanese Umbrella Pine, the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him.
Now the competition is likely to get more intense.
Some agencies have begun to limit the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:49 AM
On Sunday, Aug. 10, during the Coventry Farmer's Market, the ribbon was officially cut for the Smithsonian Institution travelling exhibition, "The Way We Worked." Part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" series and adapted from an original...