| 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 25, 2015
| 9:36 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:10 PM
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"...
| 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 16, 2015
| 8:56 AM
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.
| 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 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 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 12, 2014
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...
| 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 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...