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  • Thank you, Montgomery Ward

    Thank you, Montgomery Ward
    On a summer day, thousands flock to Chicago's beaches, cast a fishing line into its harbors and play softball in Grant Park, oblivious to their indebtedness to A. Montgomery Ward, who fought to keep developers' hands off the city's lakefront. Few...
  • George Lucas picks architects for his museum in Chicago

    George Lucas has chosen the architectural team that will work on his planned museum in Chicago, selecting blue-chip talent both local and international. The team includes Beijing-based Ma Yansong, the founder of China's MAD Architects, and Chicago-based...
  • 'The Book of Eggs' offers look at eggs of 600 bird species

    'The Book of Eggs' offers look at eggs of 600 bird species
    Who cares whether the chicken or the egg came first? The egg is far more interesting — at least in author Mark E. Hauber's hands. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
  • George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
  • Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth

    Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth
    Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years. "This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad...
  • Lucas museum site makes little sense

    Lucas museum site makes little sense
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • In praise of Lucas museum site

    In praise of Lucas museum site
    Urban planner Leslie S. Pollock wrote for Outside Opinion on July 27, criticizing the proposed location of the Lucas museum near Soldier Field. Here's an edited response: •The Lucas museum should be more visible? You don't know the design, and it...
  • Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen

    Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen
    A lime-green piece of fiberglass resin lay in the grass Sunday next to a concrete pad where statues paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen had stood. “This one is broken,” said 2-year-old David Molina-Kwan, in Chinese, to his mother as he...
  • Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium

    Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium
    Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things. In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are. Video...
  • Parking at Museum Campus is hard enough already

    I fully agree with the Tribune’s editorial against locating George Lucas’ proposed Cultural Arts Museum on what is now the Soldier Field parking lot — for an additional reason. I enjoy visiting the Field Museum of Natural History,...