| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Nora D. Kyger has been named executive vice president and partner of Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Kyger has worked in fundraising and nonprofit development for more than 20 years. She earned an undergraduate...
| Jun 29, 2014
The city is proposing historic landmark status for parts of Fulton Market and Randolph Street, the traditional meat market district that has attracted restaurants and offices. The city wants to preserve storefronts' character, but many business owners...
| 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...