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  • Review: 'The Art of Migration' by Peggy Macnamara

    Review: 'The Art of Migration' by Peggy Macnamara
    Few sights are as mesmerizing as a flock of starlings in fall — those great clouds of birds that rise up into the sky, swarming and shifting as if they're tangled up in gusty winds. Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence for the Field Museum, captures...
  • Literary Saloon: The days of cable cars gone by

    Literary Saloon: The days of cable cars gone by
    Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight." There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it. Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • Making a bet on Chicago's Italian heritage for 2013

    Making a bet on Chicago's Italian heritage for 2013
    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,...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Dinosaur-size debt

    Dinosaur-size debt
    For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
  • 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....
  • Chicago museums reeling after building sprees

    Chicago museums reeling after building sprees
    The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
  • Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor

    Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday night that he will accept online applications from people who want to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson and ask a committee to winnow the field of contenders. The web site will be up Friday and the panel will...
  • Big Ten preview: Northwestern

     Big Ten preview: Northwestern
    Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. "He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure." Thursday is date night for...
  • Trail camera captures rare photo of cougar

    Trail camera captures rare photo of cougar
    After Mark Cobb and his 12-year-old son Matthew finished an early morning deer hunting trip Sunday, he sat at the kitchen table and checked pictures from one of his two trail cameras, hoping they would show a prized buck he could track. As Cobb, 50, of...