| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift is gold. But museum tickets might make a good second choice, or an additional present, as the Field Museum invites couples married in 1962 to its main hall for its third-annual celebration of marital...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:04 PM
What is surely one of the most ambitious, audacious journalistic projects ever attempted will begin in January with a footstep headed out of Ethiopa's Rift Valley, just like one early humans took 50,000-70,000 years ago.
And those footsteps will...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:55 AM
5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
6 - 9 a.m. Mr. Fix-It with Lou Manfredini
6:50 a.m. Time for you to drop that flat, boring slice of pizza! Lou Manfredini will introduce you to a brand new way for you...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:31 PM
William Boulton "Bo" Kelly Jr., a Baltimore architect, preservationist and civic leader who founded Baltimore Heritage and helped establish the Baltimore's Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation, died Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice in...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:02 PM
It’s a ritual by now at Lollapalooza. Once again the Perry’s stage, devoted to DJ’s and electronic music artists, was a sea of pumping fists, pogoing heads and all-around madness Friday.
Germany'sZedd and London’s Nero...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Signs, signs everywhere signs. That's especially true in the Chicago, where almost 1,500 honorary signs dot the city's streets. But behind the multitude of names engraved in the brown signs are some interesting people and stories. Here are some that...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday endorsed predecessor Richard Daley’s infamous late night bulldozing of the runway at Meigs Field on the grounds the destruction of the airport opened Northerly Island to use by many more Chicagoans.
The new mayor...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:07 PM
In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...