| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| Apr 24, 2014
Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia.
But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
| May 21, 2014
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends the parking lots south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the "Star Wars" creator choose Chicago over San Francisco for his...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The Field Museum and a local brewing company are launching a craft beer in stores across Chicago next month, an endeavor aimed at raising money for the institution’s educational programs.
It will be called "Cabinet of Curiosities," a White India...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:26 AM
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday.
In an announcement today, the White House described...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone.
"It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate."
And the tone, which came with...
| Mar 14, 2014
"The Machine Inside: Biomechanics"
Through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-665-7400, fieldmuseum.org)
The gist: Discover the biological secrets of everything from cheetahs to ants to Venus flytraps.
Go if you ever...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Five years in the making, the latest exhibit from The Field Museum just opened—a thoroughly engaging examination of the seeming superpowers possessed by earth’s myriad creatures, past and present. From the bite force of the T. rex (and today&...
| May 4, 2014
Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago isn't a grandiose thing, looming over a park like the Field Museum or over Michigan Avenue like the Art Institute.
It sits in a long-retired, single-bay Chicago firehouse in the 5200 block of South Western Avenue, just...