| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:57 AM
New at Gallery Pink is "Event Horizon," the Oak Park gallery's first artist-in-residency exhibition and interactive production/installation.
Envisioned and created by Chicago visual artist Jenn Cooper, "Event Horizon" includes solar panels, simple...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:13 PM
The shiny white finish of the kitchen table contrasts smartly with the soft gray weave of its chairs. The bedspread and rug employ subtle grid patterns that call back to each other. The bar in the corner is fully stocked for Friday night’s party....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Bucktown-based Burton History Trees is running a Kickstarter campaign to create illustrated family trees of all 30 NBA teams, starting with the Chicago Bulls. Each tree will consist of the entire history of a franchise, featuring player and personnel...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Evanston’s south Chicago Avenue business corridor is hopping this holiday season thanks in part to hops.
Evanston’s first nanobrewery, Sketchbook Brewing Company, has opened its alley door to the public. You read that right. To get to the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:29 PM
The day outside of Nick Cave's home in the South Loop was so forlorn you felt sorry for it. The sky was the color of mop water; the parking lot across the street — large, empty and evocative of nothing so much as nowhere — was especially drab....
| Dec 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
She holds the piece of wood to the light and turns it slightly. Does it curve in a certain way? Does it look like a bird's head or a feather?
Laura Marie Panozzo, who holds permits to collect driftwood and other debris that wash up on the lakeshore of...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm.
When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:34 AM
As a young child, Melissa Garcia thought her absent father was away studying at school.
It was how her mother concealed the fact that the father Garcia had never known was in prison. Only when she was 5 and the family visited him at the Danville...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Just because you’re on “Project Runway” doesn’t mean you get an automatic invite to Heidi Klum’s famed Halloween party.
“Oh my gosh, did you get invited?” Kate Pankoke, a designer from Season 11 and 12, asked...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
When Lindsay Hunter's "Don't Kiss Me" was released in 2013, Printers Row Journal called it "at once both repelling and mesmerizing." Kirkus reviewed it as a "beautiful observation of lives lived outside the scope of the mainstream." It's Hunter's...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Everything changed in an instant for young Daniel Wang: a sudden memory lapse, an excruciating pain in his head. Then a trip to the hospital and emergency brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
When he woke up, the Gurnee boy was hooked up to a...