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  • The milder side of Vikings, now at Field Museum

    The milder side of Vikings, now at Field Museum
    Before Ikea, before Volvo, even before ABBA, a different entity spread worldwide the message of Scandinavian craftsmanship and aspirations toward industry domination. The Vikings, as they are known, made their bid for massive global clout not with...
  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...
  • Math and science are a blast at these Chicagoland summer camps

     Math and science are a blast at these Chicagoland summer camps
      Adler Planetarium 3, 2, 1 ... blastoff! Adler Planetarium offers weeklong or two-day camps that let children age 3-14 explore the final frontier: maneuvering telescopes, building rockets, programming robots, launching high-altitude balloons and...
  • Chicago's history of museums in the parks

    Chicago's history of museums in the parks
    The possibility of locating the Barack Obama presidential library in Jackson Park or Washington Park is a good time to review the history of museums in Chicago's parks. Attracting museums to parks has been a city trend since 1893, when civic leaders...
  • Vikings get image makeover at Field Museum

    Vikings get image makeover at Field Museum
    When most people think of Vikings, they typically imagine warrior men with horned helmets. Given the success of the "How to Train Your Dragon" films, kids are liable to imagine them taming fire-breathing winged reptiles, too. But these conceptions are...
  • 15 things to do with your kids Feb. 16-22

      Monday, Feb. 16: CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FAMILY DAY Your junior mechanics and race car drivers didn't need an official day to check out all the cars on display through Feb. 22. Nevertheless the Chicago Auto Show hosts its annual Family Day on Presidents...
  • Tello Films incubates web series

    Tello Films incubates web series
    Midway through its second season, Comedy Central's "Broad City" has made its mark not only for being funny and audacious, but also because the show's central dynamic is one that rarely anchors a sitcom anymore — that of a deep and abiding friendship...
  • Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond

    Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond
    As far as free admission days go at Chicago museums, here's a noteworthy Monday. The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium all are offering free general admission to Illinois residents in observation of Presidents Day, as well as extended...
  • Lyons Township students design video games after research

    Lyons Township students design video games after research
    Given the choice, what kid wouldn't rather create a video game than write a research paper. Though that's not an option yet for class assignments, a group of Lyons Township High School students have been experimenting with software to design a video...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • When did NFL's Roger Goodell become a Chicago alderman?

    When did NFL's Roger Goodell become a Chicago alderman?
    Three and out on the issue of the NFL Draft in Chicago: +Some great work by Tribune reporter Jared S. Hopkins in Friday's paper revealed a litany of NFL demands if Chicago wanted to host the 2015 draft. Basically, the league wanted to pay nothing...