| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
City/Neighborhood: Lakeview East
Monthly art events with themes, concepts and artwork selected by real Chicagoans. Exhibitions will be chosen through a Web application where users can submit their own ideas or upvote other...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Twas the week before Halloween, when all through the house, not a costume could be found, not even a mouse.
Let's say you've suddenly decided you want to go to that Halloween party after all, or your kids don't like the costume they originally chose. No...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...