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  • 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...
  • 'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'

    'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'
    The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • Field Museum to try to ID people's discoveries

      Field Museum to try to ID people's discoveries
    For years, the Field Museum has been receiving inquiries from people who found a rock, plant, bird or other specimen and were looking for help identifying the mysterious item. The museum staff would try informally, depending on "whether they had the...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival coming to Field Museum this fall

    Inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival coming to Field Museum this fall
    For those who missed the annual Whisky Advocate WhiskyFest this past spring—either because of the $200 ticket price or how quickly the event sells out each year—there's a new whiskey festival option this year.  Lively Water Whiskey Fest,...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Chocolate Chip Cookies (Free!) Sprinkles Cupcakes 50 E. Walton St. 312-573-1600 Line up at the Gold Coast bakery to get one of 100 free samples of the California-based chain's new cookie line, which is currently only for sale in bake-at-home...
  • 12 Chicago museum events this fall

    12 Chicago museum events this fall
    Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town. The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
  • Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group

    Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group
    A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
  • Pro-Lucas museum group forms to oppose open-space advocates

    Pro-Lucas museum group forms to oppose open-space advocates
    A group of civic leaders calling themselves "Friends of Lucas Museum" launched Thursday in advance of a potential legal challenge to the art museum's proposed lakefront location and public hearings on plans to improve the museum campus overall. The...
  • 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...