| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...
| Aug 20, 2012
It's astonishing the way the award-winning Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt makes stainless steel seem light and fanciful. His sculptures appear to defy gravity as they soar into the heavens.
Hunt's large-scale public art projects can be found throughout...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall.
With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| May 30, 2013
The hardest thing to accept about Lucy Knisley's "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen," the lovely new graphic food memoir from the former Chicago cartoonist, is that Knisley grew up to be a cartoonist at all.
In the early pages, we see an adolescent, big-...
| Jun 1, 2013
One of the best films I saw at Cannes earlier this month lasts all of 21 minutes and was shot last summer in Chicago by an Iranian writer-director of quiet but enormous talent.
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh's "Needle" concerns a 6th-grader, played by Florence...
| Jan 16, 2013
Jack and Denise Gallagher went out for a winter walk, and ended up at an art opening.
After a hike at Ryerson Woods near Deerfield they stopped for a drink of water at Brushwood, the headquarters and arts center hub of Friends of Ryerson Woods. And...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Lille Carre is 29, petite, moon-faced and unassuming. She curls forward as she speaks. On a quiet morning in her Noble Square apartment, she speaks softly and gives off an air of frailty. It's not hard to picture her stepping out of one of her own...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Running Oct 7-21 at the AMC River East 21 and environs, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival presented by the nonprofit Cinema/Chicago has announced its first 20 titles, including the winner of this year's Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the.......
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Throughout November, the Oak Park Public Library will be showing off a local talent. Mark W. Krisco, who grew up in Oak Park and now …...