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  • Four-way race for April's Moutza of the Month

    Four-way race for April's Moutza of the Month
    Just as April's Moutza of the Month was about to be awarded, some readers began cracking under the pressure. "Too many choices," complained Joe Montefinese. "Looks like another mass moutza." It was almost a Facebook mutiny because, as I've said many...
  • Obama library doesn't warrant state funds

    Obama library doesn't warrant state funds
    To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses. One study found that California ranks 46th in...
  • You just knew the Hungry Caterpillar wasn't going to disappoint his fans

    You just knew the Hungry Caterpillar wasn't going to disappoint his fans
    Celebrities generally receive applause on their first theatrical entrance — a tradition that too-cool-for-school Chicago audiences often eschew in honor of our ensemble egalitarianism. Some of us, though, are less repressed in expressing our sheer...
  • At the Field Museum, an unclear map to Dante's circles of hell

    At the Field Museum, an unclear map to Dante's circles of hell
    Chicago should light up more of its signature buildings — even on nights when the Blackhawks are not winning the Stanley Cup. For one thing, projection technology has advanced to the point where any exterior surface can be an exciting canvas, flat...
  • 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...
  • Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

     Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location
    Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia. But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
  • City offers George Lucas Soldier Field parking lots for museum

    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
  • George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation

    George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation
    A long time ago, at a studio far, far away, a young filmmaker coming off his first success opted to leave around a half-million dollars in pay on the negotiating table in exchange for more control over the project he was about to begin. Conventional...
  • James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M

     James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, to Chicago in 2015 from New York. In an...