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  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    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...
  • Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record

     Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record
    After Matthew Haussler pulled the cover from what could be the world's longest hand-drawn picture maze, he said he needed a minute. Before Sunday afternoon's reveal in a corner of the Block Thirty Seven mall in the Loop, the artist had only seen the...
  • George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through

    George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through
    George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars"...
  • Summer camps that won't wait

    Summer camps that won't wait
    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...
  • 'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums

    'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums
    Sunday's first episode of the new, Chicago-made kids' TV series "Moochie Kalala Detectives Club" starts with Tim Kazurinsky's character telling his grandkids a fantastical story that leads to a search for truth at Adler Planetarium. Although the...
  • Starting a community garden: LaManda Joy's new book has growing tips

     Starting a community garden: LaManda Joy's new book has growing tips
    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...
  • Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest: The G-rated events

     Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest: The G-rated events
    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...
  • In Chicago fight, it's Emperor Justinian vs. Rahm Emanuel and George Lucas

    In Chicago fight, it's Emperor Justinian vs. Rahm Emanuel and George Lucas
    "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...
  • Chicago book news: Women & Children First raises $36k

    Women & Children First recently raised more than $36,000 from 322 donors on Indiegogo for store renovation that will take place during the last week of January. The monthlong drive raised $36,405 for the independent bookstore, which will hold a grand...
  • Robert Klunk Celebrates New Exhibition at the David Adler Music and Arts Center

    Robert Klunk Celebrates New Exhibition at the David Adler Music and Arts Center
    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...
  • Botanical artist's drawings often mistaken for the real thing

    Botanical artist's drawings often mistaken for the real thing
    When visitors view Kathleen Marie Garness’s botanical illustrations at the Oak Park Conservatory, they are “mesmerized,” said Scott Stewart, the conservatory’s manager. “They don’t believe they are actually drawings or...