| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Creatures of the Wind designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters grabbed the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Women’s Wear at the CFDA Awards back in June, and followed it up by showing a stellar spring collection on Thursday at New York...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Diane Graham-Henry worked for years as a photographer. But her passion, and lifestyle, has focused on fitness. The pleasure she derives from racewalking — as well as kayaking, rowing and cycling — is balanced by the satisfaction she gets...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:58 AM
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles.
"Back to College" is a well-...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Artist Barbara DeGenevieve was daring in her work, deliberately pursuing subjects grounded in questions of power, class, gender and sexuality, and consistently eliciting controversy and political criticism.
She sought to promote public discussion of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Guiding the clay with her fingers as it spun on the wheel, instructor Liz Wheeler stretched the clay cylindrically, higher and higher.
"I'm still breathing and keeping my fingers the same distance apart and not squeezing," the Bethlehem resident says....
| Aug 19, 2014
Restorative justice: An article in the Aug. 18 A section on the design of spaces conducive to restorative justice referred to Deanna VanBuren as an architect. While VanBuren has practiced in the field for 15 years, she is required by the American...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Aug 10, 2014
Sara Schastok took the scenic route to Evanston, starting from her rural Michigan roots, to India and then various U.S. college campuses before landing in Evanston in 1983.
As president and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation, Schastok oversees a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:21 PM
There comes a moment in the life of many artists when they know instinctively that what they are doing is not working out.
For John Siblik, environmental artist and painter, that moment arrived last month.
You could say he knew the installation of his...
| Jul 21, 2014
For 10 years they have looked out from the 50-foot video towers, staring or smiling as tourists snap photos and children shriek while standing under the water streaming from their pursed lips.
They are anonymous, yet famous — faces seen by huge...
| Jul 22, 2014
William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
"His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...