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  • A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus

    A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus
    Imagine zooming through the sky from Union Station, past Buckingham Fountain with stops at the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium in a vessel that resembles an amusement park ride before ending your trip at McCormick Place. The so-called "urban gondola"...
  • Lack of information about Lucas' 'narrative art'

    Lack of information about Lucas' 'narrative art'
    The recently released conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is distracting. It is a distraction from the real issue at hand: whether the museum — as a nascent institution — warrants a prime site on Chicago's...
  • Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront

    Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront
    If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong. A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
  • George Lucas hires Crystal Bridges president to head his new museum

    George Lucas hires Crystal Bridges president to head his new museum
    George Lucas has anointed a new Jedi knight to head his new museum. The "Star Wars" filmmaker has tapped the current president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas to lead his planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago. Don...
  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront? To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    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...
  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...