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  • Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room

    Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room
    The chipmunk was a schmuck, a nobody. He had been dead a long time. He would not be missed. If Anna Goldman knew anything, it was dead chipmunks, and this one was like all the rest — dead. Ever since becoming the lead preparer of dead mammals at the...
  • Review: 'Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti' opens at Field Museum

    Review: 'Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti' opens at Field Museum
    The first striking thing in "Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti," the haunting, otherworldly new temporary exhibition at the Field Museum, was the smell. It's earthy, dusky, not unpleasant, and it offered an immediate sense of something real finding its...
  • Keep George Lucas museum off the lake

    Keep George Lucas museum off the lake
    George Lucas' proposed lakefront museum is a bad idea. A really bad idea. And not because it may be illegal, as some lakefront preservationists argue. That is, even if the museum is perfectly legal, it is perfectly misplaced and ill-conceived. To...
  • Public weighs in on Museum Campus plan

     Public weighs in on Museum Campus plan
    Dozens of residents sat around tables at the Spertus Institute on Tuesday night to discuss the future of Chicago's Museum Campus. The meeting was the beginning of a broad effort to improve recreation, access, sustainability and education across the 375-...
  • George Lucas museum to feature more than 'Star Wars'

    George Lucas museum to feature more than 'Star Wars'
    Yes, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas is building a museum on Chicago's lakefront. But it will not be a “Star Wars” museum, the filmmaker said in Chicago Friday, calling that an idea that has been “blown all out of...
  • DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants

    DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants
    DanceWorks Chicago, eighth blackbird and Walkabout Theater Company are among 12 Chicago arts organizations receiving grants for international collaborations from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Foundation...
  • Field joins Tribune, Sound Opinions in curated movie trend

    Field joins Tribune, Sound Opinions in curated movie trend
    With a public screening of "Jurassic Park" Friday guided by one of its top dinosaur scientists, the Field Museum is getting in on one of the city's notable recent arts trends, the curated movie showing.   "Miracle," for instance, the film about the 1980...
  • Field receives $3 million gift from Boeing

    Field receives $3 million gift from Boeing
    The Field Museum of Natural History has received a $3 million gift from the Chicago-based Boeing Company, the museum announced Wednesday. The money will go to the museum's Action Center, which promotes conservation along the Amazon River, in the eastern...
  • Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21

    Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21
    This month, residents can weigh in on the future of the Museum Campus, which is the proposed site for the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The first public meeting focused on the long-range planning of the Museum Campus and sponsored by the Grant Park...
  • Sue Gin, 1941-2014: Entrepreneur launched airline catering business

    Sue Gin, 1941-2014: Entrepreneur launched airline catering business
    For Sue Gin, a pioneering Chicago entrepreneur, big ideas came from humble origins. After she was served a half-frozen sweet roll on a Midway Airlines flight, she decided she could do better than the typical airline fare foisted on passengers. And so...
  • Despite national debate, Redskins right at home in Morris

    Despite national debate, Redskins right at home in Morris
    He leads the band onto the football field, each step as sure as the last. As he does, the Morris Community High School mascot often hears the insults. He says some opponents make "Indian calls" or mock his headdress and face paint. But he says he...