| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:28 PM
It's dark in the rooms that hold the new exhibition at the Field Museum, dark almost like in the deep ocean where many of the featured "Creatures of Light" live.
It's dim enough to get you wondering if you, too, after enough time in an environment...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Spring Break Staycation Ideas:
Pizza-PJ Movie Marathon
Frozen pizzas, your favorite family movies, PJ's, for a great movie marathon.
Buy a Citipass! Get admission to the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Skydeck...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:51 AM
"Keeping up with the Kardashians" stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are koming to the Chicago area to meet with Kardashian Kollection kustomers.
(See what I did there?)
The famous siblings are scheduled to take part in a meet-and-greet at Sears...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 10:37 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn will join us for a Chicago Forward forum on Wednesday, April 4. It's a rare chance to hear them in conversation with each other about education, jobs, their financial challenges and how they govern.
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:57 PM
A touring exhibition coming to Ellendale, N.D., shows dozens of ways of looking at birds through paintings, photographs, prints, video, and electronic media, according to a news release.
“Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds” opens Friday...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:26 PM
A seldom-explored aspect of Indian culture and history is getting some much-deserved exposure at Chicago's Field Museum.
"Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts," opening Wednesday and running through Feb. 3, tells the story of these rulers...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Lake Shore Drive and Interstate Highway 55 near McCormick Place will be closed during the NATO summit, federal and Chicago officials announced today.
In addition to the highways, the security measures for the summit also will close significant portions...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Celebrities generally receive applause on their first theatrical entrance — a tradition that too-cool-for-school Chicago audiences often eschew in honor of our ensemble egalitarianism. Some of us, though, are less repressed in expressing our sheer...
| May 18, 2012
Here is the list of scheduled events, protests and closures for the NATO summit, which will be held in Chicago during the weekend of May 20. We will update this list as more event information becomes available.
Friday, May 18
Nurses group to demonstrate...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:31 AM
The Field Museum will be closed Monday because of the NATO summit, despite announcing earlier that it would remain open.
Officials announced earlier this month that the Field, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium would all be closed Sunday, the first...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The video game is 40.
Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...