| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread.
"I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly."
Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:57 AM
News briefs from Lake Forest and Libertyville.
Deer Path to host service day
Eighth-grade students at Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest will participate in a community service day on Oct. 25 as a part of their graduation activities. The entire...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:06 PM
In a "Project Runway" season where fights between contestants raged for hours, one of the finalists took refuge in what some would consider a disability: being deaf.
Justin LeBlanc would turn down the volume on his cochlear implant or completely...
| Sep 29, 2013
When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections.
And now calls are trickling in from...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Ask Lyra Hill something as innocuous as why she started Brain Frame — the mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated '60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point that she launched two...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Spread throughout the cavernous Los Angeles Convention Center, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) rewards the loud. It's the largest […]...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The other day I met with cartoonist Daniel Clowes. We walked around the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which just opened a major new retrospective of his work. Clowes is thin and somber, with graying temples and the look of a stoic Midwestern...
| Jul 29, 2013
For the last couple of weeks, Chicago artist Garland Martin Taylor has been at Yale University making presentations to curators whose museums have artifacts predating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
His lectures have been on ways to...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Angel Olsen is leaving.
She is 26, a St. Louis transplant who has lived in Chicago for a few years, and now she is moving on. She would not say where she is moving to (on the record), but she would say that she needs more calm in her life, more nature....