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  • In praise of Lucas museum site

    In praise of Lucas museum site
    Urban planner Leslie S. Pollock wrote for Outside Opinion on July 27, criticizing the proposed location of the Lucas museum near Soldier Field. Here's an edited response: •The Lucas museum should be more visible? You don't know the design, and it...
  • Thank you, Montgomery Ward

    Thank you, Montgomery Ward
    On a summer day, thousands flock to Chicago's beaches, cast a fishing line into its harbors and play softball in Grant Park, oblivious to their indebtedness to A. Montgomery Ward, who fought to keep developers' hands off the city's lakefront. Few...
  • Science loses with 'Dinosaur 13'

    Science loses with 'Dinosaur 13'
    * (out of four) In 1990, some paleontologists found the most complete set of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils ever discovered. They were happy, of course. Then the FBI took control of the bones, and the researchers weren’t as happy. That’s “...
  • Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus

    Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus
    At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
  • Puppet Festival announces lineup

    Puppet Festival announces lineup
    The full roster of artists performing as part of the first Chicago International Puppet Festival was announced on Tuesday. In January, the 11-day compilation will bring together many Chicago venues that will present works by puppeteers from the United...
  • Laptop Magazine's 4G showdown: Chicago's fastest wireless networks

    Laptop Magazine's 4G showdown: Chicago's fastest wireless networks
    Which 4G cell phone provider is Chicago's fastest? Although the answer varies on location, a Laptop Magazine study found that Verizon rings in on top. The testing compared network speeds of four major carriers—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon&...
  • Letter: Criticism of Lucas museum is illogical

    Urban planner Leslie S. Pollock wrote for Outside Opinion on July 27, criticizing the proposed location of the Lucas museum near Soldier Field. Here's an edited response:  The Lucas museum should be more visible? You don't know the design, and it will...
  • 'Dinosaur 13' untangles Sue's twisted tale

    'Dinosaur 13' untangles Sue's twisted tale
    She's always been larger than life. Now the story of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, the pride of the Field Museum, hits the big screen in "Dinosaur 13," opening Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center — 24 years and three days after she was discovered...
  • Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'

    Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'
    Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather. The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...