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  • 'Dinosaur 13' untangles Sue's twisted tale

    'Dinosaur 13' untangles Sue's twisted tale
    She's always been larger than life. Now the story of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, the pride of the Field Museum, hits the big screen in "Dinosaur 13," opening Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center — 24 years and three days after she was discovered...
  • Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ★★★

    Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ★★★
    In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
  • Science loses with 'Dinosaur 13'

    Science loses with 'Dinosaur 13'
    * (out of four) In 1990, some paleontologists found the most complete set of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils ever discovered. They were happy, of course. Then the FBI took control of the bones, and the researchers weren’t as happy. That’s “...
  • Sundance 2014: 'Dinosaur 13' doc acquired by Lionsgate, CNN Films

    Sundance 2014: 'Dinosaur 13' doc acquired by Lionsgate, CNN Films
    PARK CITY, Utah -- "Dinosaur 13," a documentary about the discovery of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the ensuing legal fight over control of the bones, has been acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films. The deal, completed Friday morning, is...
  • Tribune special report: Cultural cash crunch

    Tribune special report: Cultural cash crunch
    In the years before the global financial crisis hit, many of Chicago’s cultural institutions took on major financial risks by borrowing tens of millions of dollars to fund expansions, renovations and other big-ticket projects. Some major...
  • Candid Candace: Civic leaders honored at Landmarks gala

    Candid Candace: Civic leaders honored at Landmarks gala
    Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks." "We are...
  • Woman, 92, visits gorilla she cared for as a girl

    Woman, 92, visits gorilla she cared for as a girl
    Before the rest of the world fell in love with Bushman the gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, the popular primate captured the heart of a little girl in Africa who helped care for him as a baby. On Sunday, Winifred Smith, 92, and her family...
  • Exhibit at Field Museum sheds light on Lascaux caves

    Exhibit at Field Museum sheds light on Lascaux caves
    “It's almost too beautiful,” said the first scientist to descend into the Lascaux caves, according to “Scenes From the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux,” an important and highly engaging new exhibit at the Field Museum....
  • Field has mulled selling artifacts

    Field has mulled selling artifacts
    When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
  • Field Museum again offers its curators early retirement

    Field Museum again offers its curators early retirement
    The Field Museum is offering scientists early retirement packages for the third time in five years as the institution struggles to cope with flat revenues and a high debt burden. The offer was distributed Friday to 16 of the museum's 27 curators —...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...