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  • Review: 'The Art of Migration' by Peggy Macnamara

    Review: 'The Art of Migration' by Peggy Macnamara
    Few sights are as mesmerizing as a flock of starlings in fall — those great clouds of birds that rise up into the sky, swarming and shifting as if they're tangled up in gusty winds. Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence for the Field Museum, captures...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • Humans on humanity at the Chicago Humanities Festival

    Your dog romps on the same bed and dines at the same table as you do. So what separates you from your beloved pet? If you've ever wondered that question, the Chicago Humanities Festival hopes to enlighten you with its 24th annual fall festival line-up....
  • Field's Chief Curiosity Correspondent reaches out to younger visitors

    Field's Chief Curiosity Correspondent reaches out to younger visitors
    Deep in the bowels of the basement of the Field Museum, Emily Graslie peels back the fur of a recently deceased giant anteater to reveal pinkish flesh underneath. "I think this takes the cake as the strangest animal anatomically I've ever done," she says...
  • Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?

    Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?
    Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now. It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
  • Big Ten preview: Northwestern

     Big Ten preview: Northwestern
    Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. "He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure." Thursday is date night for...
  • New direction for the Field, with a curious blogger leading the way

    New direction for the Field, with a curious blogger leading the way
    "It doesn't look like it would do very well in the water," Emily Graslie is saying, dryly. The Field Museum's first ever Chief Curiosity Correspondent is standing in front of a skeleton of an extinct giant lemur, mounted in a glass case in a back...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • At American Indian Center's 60th Powwow, both ritual and dance contest

     At American Indian Center's 60th Powwow, both ritual and dance contest
    The history of Native Americans contains many sorrowful narratives of displacement and broken promises from the United States government. The American Indian Center of Chicago, located in Uptown, has its roots in that history. But at 60 years old, the...
  • Museum beat yields diverse story topics

    Museum beat yields diverse story topics
    Covering museums in Chicago is like having a horn of plenty to pluck fruit from. Just in recent days, the Newberry Library had the first book printed in America in for a pre-auction visit, and I then got to spend an afternoon at the Field Museum's N.W....
  • How many trees in the Amazon? Field Museum scientist may have the answer

    How many trees in the Amazon? Field Museum scientist may have the answer
    There are almost 400 billion trees in the Amazon River basin, “close to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy,” says Nigel Pitman, a Field Museum visiting scientist who is second author of a new study that provides the best answer yet to...