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  • Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney

    Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney
    Yes, the major exhibition of Irish art and craft works at the Art Institute of Chicago opened on St. Patrick's Day. But it is almost in rebuke to that holiday, or at least to the sloppy, stereotype-laden way it is often celebrated here. Laid out in...
  • The Illinois Holocaust Museum, equal parts daunting and rewarding

    The Illinois Holocaust Museum, equal parts daunting and rewarding
    The geographical place name in the title of the Illinois Holocaust Museum probably doesn't do the institution any favors. What, a potential visitor might think, could a Midwestern state have to add to one of the darkest chapters of the human story?...
  • Church offers pasta to pancit at St. Joseph Table, three-hour live auction

     Church offers pasta to pancit at St. Joseph Table, three-hour live auction
    So much happens at St. Martha Church's annual St. Joseph Table, to be held Sunday, March 15 this year, that people hardly know what to do first. Pasta dishes, pizzas, salads, fish and veggie dishes, frittatas, desserts and other goodies will compete...
  • 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...
  • Panel calls for pardon of famous paleontologist credited in discovery of 'Sue' the T. rex

    Panel calls for pardon of famous paleontologist credited in discovery of 'Sue' the T. rex
    South Dakota lawmakers plan to ask President Barack Obama to pardon renowned paleontologist Peter Larson, whose team discovered "Sue," the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution Thursday...
  • 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...