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  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • Field Museum rolls out another craft beer

    Field Museum rolls out another craft beer
    The Field Museum and a local brewing company are launching a craft beer in stores across Chicago next month, an endeavor aimed at raising money for the institution’s educational programs. It will be called "Cabinet of Curiosities," a White India...
  • Four hours in ... Lincoln Park

    Four hours in ... Lincoln Park
    There’s a reason Lincoln Park is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Chicago — and the unique shops, gorgeous parks and seemingly infinite outdoor activities are just the beginning. Here’s a list of the best ways to spend an...
  • Summer Solstice Celebration sheds light on ecological problems

    Summer Solstice Celebration sheds light on ecological problems
    The summer solstice traditionally celebrates the warmth and bounty of the season on the longest day of the year. But the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (the public exhibition arm of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, founded in 1857), celebrates a few days...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
  • Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure

    Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure
    Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years. Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve. A rare ecosystem, a...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • Learn to speak outdoorsian at the Notebaert

     Learn to speak outdoorsian at the Notebaert
    Here's my favorite "nature deficit disorder" story: Years ago, my non-outdoorsy boyfriend and I planned a little camping trip, reserving a campsite online at a Wisconsin state park. We got a late start and pulled into the ranger station just as evening...