| Mar 3, 2012
| 11:15 AM
The photographers were in place, the red-carpet guests were arriving and the cameras were rolling for Chicago's only Oscar party officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last Sunday. Oscar Night America, hosted by the...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
78th Annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Show
School of the Art Institute of Chicago FASHION 2012
Thursday, April 19
General Admission Runway shows at Noon and 3:00 p.m. - tickets, $75
The WALK, annual benefit and...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Brigitte Bardot in a bikini on a French Riviera beach in the early 1950s. Quick — name a single photograph in existence that reminds you less of "The Tree of Life," last year's top prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival.
The only movie in...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:10 AM
TBS and Just For Laughs have added comic Sarah Silverman to the Chicago festival line-up in June, along with dozens of other newly announced shows.
Silverman will host two shows at The Chicago Theatre on June 16, presenting some of her favorite comedians...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...
| Nov 25, 2011
The annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Annapolis. Event takes place rain or shine and concludes with a fireworks display. Among the entries this year are "Chesapeake Reindeer,"...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Inspiration is a fragile thing — an infant's frank gaze, a thought-provoking conversation, the last book you read.
We spoke to three women in the world of fine arts about what moves them to create.
Claire Sherman: It's all in the experiment...
| Sep 28, 2009
| 9:48 PM
Henry T. Hopkins, a distinguished museum director and educator who played a leading role in establishing Los Angeles' art scene, has died. He was 81.
He had suffered from a brain tumor for about eight months and died Sunday morning at Belmont Village,...
| May 25, 2008
In 1975, long before he became a household name, Jeff Koons spent a year in Chicago as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a studio assistant to Ed Paschke.
"I believe it's really important that you're able, in art, to...
| Jun 14, 2008
The Oldest We've Ever Been: Seven True Stories of Midlife Transitions
Edited by Maud Lavin
University of Arizona Press, 208 pages, $15.95 paper
A middle-age optimist sees the value of experience. A pessimist of the same age looks back with a sense of...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
L.A. native Jasmin Shokrian launched her eponymous collection in 2002 after earning her degree in film, painting and sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Twelve collections later, she's definitely hit her stride, creating chic,...