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  • A Motley crew: Representing black bodies for 100 years

    A Motley crew: Representing black bodies for 100 years
    The dapper man with the finely twirled moustache and the tapered fingers holds his paintbrush with the same insistent poise with which he holds all gazes that turn in his direction. Most do — the man is Archibald J. Motley Jr., the great chronicler of African-American experience, who died in Chicago in 1981. Every visitor to the fourth floor of the Cultural Center, where a retrospective exhibition for the artist is being held, enters under the intense scrutiny of his sad eyes.
  • DuSable Museum honors star role models

     DuSable Museum honors star role models
    The DuSable Museum of African American History celebrated the 20th anniversary of its "A Night of 100 Stars" Gala on March 28 at the elegant South Shore Cultural Center. The fundraiser honored five community leaders with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov....

    Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party

    Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party
    Swirling searchlights lit up the sky in front of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for its 12th annual Academy Awards viewing party on Feb. 22. Themed "Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration," this year's...

    Performance art meets comedy: Casey Jane Ellison's 'Touching the Art'

    Performance art meets comedy: Casey Jane Ellison's 'Touching the Art'
    The first time Casey Jane Ellison took the stageĀ as a stand-up comedian, things didn't go well. "I opened with, 'Don't worry, I'll lose the weight,'" she recalls. "And there was silence. It did not feel very good." That early attempt, at age 19,...

    One man's fine art of complaining about your post office

    One man's fine art of complaining about your post office
    Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm. When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...