| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:47 AM
David Tutera has been planning weddings for 25 years — including celebrity weddings for ex-"View" co-host Star Jones and ex-New York Giant Antonio Pierce — but the star of the WE network’s “My Fair Wedding” says it hasn&...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift is gold. But museum tickets might make a good second choice, or an additional present, as the Field Museum invites couples married in 1962 to its main hall for its third-annual celebration of marital...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:04 PM
What is surely one of the most ambitious, audacious journalistic projects ever attempted will begin in January with a footstep headed out of Ethiopa's Rift Valley, just like one early humans took 50,000-70,000 years ago.
And those footsteps will...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:02 PM
It’s a ritual by now at Lollapalooza. Once again the Perry’s stage, devoted to DJ’s and electronic music artists, was a sea of pumping fists, pogoing heads and all-around madness Friday.
Germany'sZedd and London’s Nero...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:07 PM
In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...
| Nov 25, 2012
I occasionally make a list of things I've liked recently. Here's one for the holidays.
1. Gift idea: a pizza stone
My colleague Kevin Pang, culinary savant, told me I had to put this on the list. His testimonial: "This $45 slab of rock has changed...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:29 PM
This autumn and early winter will see the biggest change in Chicago's Museum Campus since Lake Shore Drive took a hard swing to the west to create the parkland connection of cultural institutions 14 years ago.
This time, though, the alteration is not...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance:
"Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....