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  • Chicago's new 606 trail a boon for open space, neighborhoods it links

    Chicago's new 606 trail a boon for open space, neighborhoods it links
    From the air, it resembles a thin gray ribbon, stretching almost endlessly as it wends its way through a thicket of factory smokestacks and cheek-by-jowl houses.
  • 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...

    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,...