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  • 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...
  • Ron Gilbert’s ‘The Cave’ puts adventure back in play

     
    Throughout his 30-year career, game designer Ron Gilbert has been ahead of the times, behind the times and, perhaps most ......
  • Heavy lifting required for 'The Instructions'

    Heavy lifting required for 'The Instructions'
    This is a short story about a long story, a story so long it arrived on my desk in pieces, in two Joseph Conrad-size chunks, presumably for easier handling. This was the early galley of "The Instructions," Chicago native Adam Levin's first novel. It's...
  • Glorious Gardens Contest: The winner

    Glorious Gardens Contest: The winner
    Dennis Paul's garden grew out of worry. It was the mid-1990s. It was just a plot of plain old lawn, surrounded by maybe a 1-foot border of humdrum annuals. "Just a square in the back. A green square," says Paul, a sculptor and figurative-art instructor...
  • Travels with Audrey Niffenegger

    Travels with Audrey Niffenegger
    Kedzie. Rockwell. We board the Brown Line at its farthest northwest stop, Kimball. We're headed downtown. We're on a mission to prove that Audrey Niffenegger, who grew up in Evanston with few friends and is at work on a novel about a 9-year-old girl...
  • Art Gives Strength to Group With Mental Illness

    Art Gives Strength to Group With Mental Illness
    A week into his hospitalization at the Elgin Mental Health Center in Illinois, Jeffrey Eppard was given pencils and paper and invited to draw anything he wanted. The subject he chose was his left arm. He outlined it in a blur of charcoal, then filled...
  • "Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women" by Maud Lavin

    "Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women" by Maud Lavin
    "Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women" By Maud Lavin The MIT Press, 312 pages, $27.95 Aggression provokes complex feelings. On the one hand, we think of aggressive people as pushy, domineering, and quite possibly violent or threatening. At...
  • About winning story "My Thoughts While Cooling Down on the Hotel Veranda"

    While isolating himself on a Las Vegas veranda during his honeymoon, Edward remembers a summer of his youth spent in California, visiting the grieving family of his deceased pen pal — a boy killed by bees, or perhaps something worse. In...
  • Winning idea was written on the back of a hall pass

    Winning idea was written on the back of a hall pass
    At Rattlesnake Middle School in Missoula, Mont., Baird Harper was the cool sixth-grade special education teaching assistant, but he was also thinking, and listening, like a writer. One idea, scribbled on the back of a hall pass six years ago, morphed...
  • 2 charged with beating cab driver

    2  charged with beating cab driver
    When two young men ran from Iwowari Wright’s taxi van after one of their credit cards was declined, she was resigned to accepting the loss of a $22 fare. But before she got a chance to leave the University Village neighborhood where she dropped...
  • Q&A: Jasmin Shokrian on her sophisticated spring collection

     
    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,...