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  • 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...
  • Lollapalooza Day 1: Black Sabbath, Black Keys and Passion Pit's black thoughts

    Lollapalooza Day 1: Black Sabbath, Black Keys and Passion Pit's black thoughts
    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...
  • 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...
  • Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

    Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president
    Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...
  • Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'

    Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'
    It's dark in the rooms that hold the new exhibition at the Field Museum, dark almost like in the deep ocean where many of the featured "Creatures of Light" live. It's dim enough to get you wondering if you, too, after enough time in an environment...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Gaming grows up: A video game revolution

    Gaming grows up: A video game revolution
    The video game is 40. Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
  • Kardashians coming to Chicago area, Taylor Momsen DJing at Nellcote, R. Kelly films video at Angels & Kings

    Kardashians coming to Chicago area, Taylor Momsen DJing at Nellcote, R. Kelly films video at Angels & Kings
    "Keeping up with the Kardashians" stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are koming to the Chicago area to meet with Kardashian Kollection kustomers. (See what I did there?) The famous siblings are scheduled to take part in a meet-and-greet at Sears...
  • From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction

    From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction
    Three pigeons were sharing what was left of a piece of pizza that was lying on the sidewalk on East 53rd Street near Woodlawn Avenue on Tuesday morning, between the hours we human beings usually eat breakfast and lunch. No one walking past or around the...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...