| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest has something for all ages, but not every show is rated G.
Blair Thomas has ambitious plans for the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. "Our festival is going to redefine what the word...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:33 PM
Days of shorts and flip-flops never seem farther away than in January, but some of the most popular summer camps are opening registration this month. Procrastinate, and your child just might get iced out.
Latin School camps
You don't have to be a...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
When people think of puppets, the crass, stringed characters from "Team America: World Police" may spring to mind, or the familiar felt faces of "Sesame Street" perhaps. Layered drawings manipulated live on overhead projecters or an electroacoustic...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:46 AM
More than 100,000 sex education films have been made over the last century or so, according to Brenda Goodman's documentary "Sex(ed)," a fun if somewhat brisk historical overview of the genre that screens Saturday at Chicago Filmmakers.
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:34 PM
When you have a question, you ask an expert. That's why people contemplating starting community gardens would come to LaManda Joy. Community gardens — where a group of gardeners tend their respective plots on a single piece of land — have a...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:39 AM
A rare Arctic bird was spotted last week in Quincy, spurring a mass migration of bird-watchers to the area.
The ivory gull was first spotted Friday along the Mississippi River. It drew people from across the Midwest and as far away as Texas. Michael...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:26 AM
"By the law of nature these things are common to mankind — the air, running water, the sea, and consequently the shores of the sea."
— Emperor Justinian, A.D. 530
If federal judges tell George Lucas he can't plop a museum on Chicago's...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
This December, celebrated Chicago artist Robert Klunk returns to the David Adler Music & Arts Center with a new exhibition of hand-colored copper etchings.
Inspired by his many travels and love for architectural history, Klunk’s work is...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...