| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:58 AM
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles.
"Back to College" is a well-...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Artist Barbara DeGenevieve was daring in her work, deliberately pursuing subjects grounded in questions of power, class, gender and sexuality, and consistently eliciting controversy and political criticism.
She sought to promote public discussion of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Guiding the clay with her fingers as it spun on the wheel, instructor Liz Wheeler stretched the clay cylindrically, higher and higher.
"I'm still breathing and keeping my fingers the same distance apart and not squeezing," the Bethlehem resident says....
| Aug 19, 2014
Restorative justice: An article in the Aug. 18 A section on the design of spaces conducive to restorative justice referred to Deanna VanBuren as an architect. While VanBuren has practiced in the field for 15 years, she is required by the American...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Aug 10, 2014
Sara Schastok took the scenic route to Evanston, starting from her rural Michigan roots, to India and then various U.S. college campuses before landing in Evanston in 1983.
As president and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation, Schastok oversees a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:21 PM
There comes a moment in the life of many artists when they know instinctively that what they are doing is not working out.
For John Siblik, environmental artist and painter, that moment arrived last month.
You could say he knew the installation of his...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
| Mar 20, 2013
Margie Huff, a second-year medical student at Northwestern University, picked up a drawing pencil and carefully sketched the upper border of an eye socket.
Huff then peered at her own reflection in a small cosmetics mirror and made a couple of small...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A Romeoville woman admitted she had been drinking when she fatally struck a motorist — the longtime boyfriend of a well-known Chicago jazz singer — as he stood on the shoulder of Mannheim Road after his car ran out of gas, according to Cook...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If Chicago author Benjamin Lytal were the typical writer of semi-autobiographical fiction, his first novel would have been the story of a young man who escaped his hometown in the interior of the country to become immersed in the colorful characters and...