| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Chicago designer Christina Monley just returned from New York Fashion Week, where she opened new doors to her line of women's clothing, Christina Karin.
"We picked up a few new great stores, including the Four Seasons shops," Monley said.
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Robert A. "Bob" Gorny got started building custom guitars in Chicago because at 6 feet 7 inches tall he found standard guitars just didn't fit his large frame.
"Bob was an excellent wood craftsman," said longtime friend Rob Gurka, also a guitarist and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:42 AM
A combination of gruff rap and beats that sound like "Tetris" on crystal meth, Mykki Blanco is equal parts Marilyn Manson and DMX. She is also the female alter ego of 28-year-old California native and former Chicagoan Michael Quattlebaum Jr., and you...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:05 AM
In a dimly lit Festival Hall at Navy Pier, two movers gently hoist a stained glass panel from a display case with gloved hands and pack it into a crate for safekeeping until light can shine through it once more.
Many of the display cases at the Smith...
| Aug 1, 2014
It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Three women, dressed in slips, get ready to go out for the evening, each examining herself in an invisible mirror and reacting to the process and the prospect.
Pretty retro, right? Maybe a dance set to the 1958 "I Enjoy Being a Girl"? But...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Barbara Aubin, a Chicago artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University.
Ms. Aubin, 86, died of ascending cholangitis caused by an infection of the bile duct on...
| 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-...