| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:02 AM
When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
By virtue of its jaw-dropping stock of landmark buildings, Chicago is a global architecture capital. Now it's becoming an architecture awards capital.
On Wednesday night, the Illinois Institute of Technology announced the first winners of its new...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A crowd of students and their families watched as the large wooden sling, with a pumpkin attached at the end, spun like an out-of-control Ferris wheel.
The catapult-like device, created by Illinois Institute of Technology students for the 10th annual...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more.
Streetcars, gondolas and trolleys are just some of the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
If you like your chapels with stained glass and gargoyles, then stay away from the "God Box."
That's the nickname of master modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious building. Its official name: the Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Consider yourself lucky the next time you're stuck in traffic on the Kennedy Expressway around Kimball Avenue: The delay will let you check out a visually arresting zebra of a building.
Dedicated Tuesday, this boldly sculpted academic structure is an...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Battle the damaging effects of oxidative stress through a plant-rich diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, spices, coffee and tea.
Oxidative stress occurs when levels of highly reactive molecules called free radicals exceed your...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:48 PM
With the state of today's job market one might think it would give rise to a new type of profession aimed at dealing with the stressors. The reality is, industrial organizational psychologists have been in place in many companies long before this economic...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:11 PM
It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Developer Raymond Sarlot was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark, the Chateau Marmont, in 1975.
Long a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman...