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  • 2 charged with beating cab driver

    2  charged with beating cab driver
    When two young men ran from Iwowari Wright’s taxi van after one of their credit cards was declined, she was resigned to accepting the loss of a $22 fare. But before she got a chance to leave the University Village neighborhood where she dropped...
  • Heavy lifting required for 'The Instructions'

    Heavy lifting required for 'The Instructions'
    This is a short story about a long story, a story so long it arrived on my desk in pieces, in two Joseph Conrad-size chunks, presumably for easier handling. This was the early galley of "The Instructions," Chicago native Adam Levin's first novel. It's...
  • Art Gives Strength to Group With Mental Illness

    Art Gives Strength to Group With Mental Illness
    A week into his hospitalization at the Elgin Mental Health Center in Illinois, Jeffrey Eppard was given pencils and paper and invited to draw anything he wanted. The subject he chose was his left arm. He outlined it in a blur of charcoal, then filled...
  • "Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women" by Maud Lavin

    "Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women" by Maud Lavin
    "Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women" By Maud Lavin The MIT Press, 312 pages, $27.95 Aggression provokes complex feelings. On the one hand, we think of aggressive people as pushy, domineering, and quite possibly violent or threatening. At...
  • About winning story "My Thoughts While Cooling Down on the Hotel Veranda"

    While isolating himself on a Las Vegas veranda during his honeymoon, Edward remembers a summer of his youth spent in California, visiting the grieving family of his deceased pen pal — a boy killed by bees, or perhaps something worse. In...
  • Winning idea was written on the back of a hall pass

    Winning idea was written on the back of a hall pass
    At Rattlesnake Middle School in Missoula, Mont., Baird Harper was the cool sixth-grade special education teaching assistant, but he was also thinking, and listening, like a writer. One idea, scribbled on the back of a hall pass six years ago, morphed...
  • Q&A: Jasmin Shokrian on her sophisticated spring collection

     
    L.A. native Jasmin Shokrian launched her eponymous collection in 2002 after earning her degree in film, painting and sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Twelve collections later, she's definitely hit her stride, creating chic,...
  • Art review: Nick Cave at Fowler Museum

     
    I imagine that wearing a dance costume designed and fabricated by Chicago artist Nick Cave would be like transforming oneself from a ragpicker into royalty. You wouldn't leave behind the earthy spirit of making do with whatever you can scavenge,......
  • The Lucky Dragons: Droning, collectively

     
    The Los Angeles band blends performance, music and visual art Near the end of "Live Sprawl," the Lucky Dragons' performance at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA last month, a sly, silly orgiastic scene broke out, like something lifted from Woody......
  • Bravo's 'Work of Art' reality series gets a second season

     
    It's official: There will be a second season to Bravo's reality series "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." Producers of the series announced Wednesday that they will be holding open casting calls later this month in Los Angeles, Chicago......
  • Doing right by Wright too costly

    Depending on whom you asked in 1952, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Avery Coonley estate in Riverside was an aging landmark or a developer's gold mine. But to Carolyn Howlett and her husband, both driven artists who admired Wright's flair, it looked...