| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:44 PM
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
| Jul 8, 2011
Some people are incredulous when Ben Tolsky, 30, of Lincoln Park talks about his sport of choice: underwater hockey....
| Dec 14, 2011
Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger will perform selections from "The Phantom of the Opera" on a 25th anniversary celebratory telecast honoring the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical....
| Mar 27, 2012
The Internet search giant Google picks modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for its latest logo-tweaking tribute....
| Oct 3, 2009
Venice is home to a lot of extravagant architecture, whether it's Frank Gehry's playful deconstructions or Franklin Israel's experiments in postmodern collage. Yet even in such environs, Robert Choeff and Krystyan Keck's home on Cabrillo Avenue stands...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Imagine raising vegetables in an abandoned, four-story manufacturing building. And doing it without soil.
An old building once used to manufacture plows for farm fields is being transformed into a dirtless vertical farm where fish and lettuce are grown...
| Sep 16, 2010
The old image of looking for a needle in a haystack doesn't even come close to the realities of modern life. Simply put, the world is drowning in data. Every item scanned at every grocery store, every keystroke made on every website, every transaction...
| Sep 16, 2010
A few select schools across the country have embraced the iPad, and it's easy to see why. The smart-looking tablet computer can do everything a laptop can do -- even more -- with thousands of available apps. Plus it's compact, connected, fast, user-...
| Sep 17, 2009
Generations entering college have never known a life that didn't include recycling and to keep up with their environmental mindset schools are greening up not only the curriculum but their campuses as well.
Mark Olson, dean of enrollment at North Park...
| Nov 5, 2009
Phil Swarbrick graduated from Chicago's DePaul University last year with a Bachelor of Science degree in network technology and a Master of Science degree in computer information and network security. Under normal circumstances, the undergraduate and...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Fallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader.
Soderberg’s star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at...