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  • CTA selects artists for Red Line stops

    CTA selects artists for Red Line stops
    The CTA has selected seven artists to create artwork for seven Red Line stations that underwent renovations last year. The CTA board on Wednesday approved the project funding, which won't exceed $381,900. More than 200 artists submitted their ideas...
  • Siskel Center honors star Gwyneth Paltrow

    Siskel Center honors star Gwyneth Paltrow
    The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago brought Hollywood royalty to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 15. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow was honored with the center's Renaissance Award. "A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth...
  • Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities

    Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities
    Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...
  • Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave

    Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave
    It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it. This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
  • Guest Column: La Caņada High School seniors succeed at notable colleges, again

    For nearly a decade, I have taken the opportunity to highlight many of the impressive college choices made available to the graduates of La Caņada High School. The Class of 2012 was no exception. Of the 323 LCHS 2012 graduates, 98% have enrolled at...
  • Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach

    Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach
    Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall. With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
  • From Laguna to Hollywood

    From Laguna to Hollywood
    Joan Crawford. Katharine Hepburn. Loretta Young and Tyrone Power. Pre-moustache Clark Gable. A very young and dapper Ray Milland. The list of Tinseltown's glitterati continues. Movie buffs interested in striking photos of the glittering ones would...
  • Consuming Spirits: Beautiful, sad, remarkable animation

    Consuming Spirits: Beautiful, sad, remarkable animation
    Charlie Birnbaum, film director and manager of the Stonzek Theatre in the Lake Worth Playhouse, is the first to admit that “Consuming Spirits” is not for everyone. But its rewards, he says, are universal. “It is absolutely beautiful....
  • Teaching compassion

    Teaching compassion
    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...
  • Romeoville woman charged with DUI in fatal O'Hare crash

    Romeoville woman charged with DUI in fatal O'Hare crash
    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...
  • Benjamin Lytal on 'A Map of Tulsa'

    Benjamin Lytal on 'A Map of Tulsa'
    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...