| 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'...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:18 AM
The Field Museum’s brachiosaurus donned his Blackhawks sweater just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday -- but he gave no outward sign of support for the Bulls, who will begin their post-season Sunday.
It left some wondering whether love...
| Jun 26, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to plop a "Star Wars" museum on the lakefront whether Chicago likes it or not is a dumb idea.
But judging by the breathless media coverage, you'd think this is some great mayoral triumph. It isn't.
Mayor Rahmfather has been...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise operator, is honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I with a tour on waterways through Belgium and France.
The seven-day itinerary begins in Ostend, Belgium, with stops at the quaint city of Bruges;...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:56 AM
The point where outer space met the ocean floor will soon be on display at the Field Museum.
The museum recently acquired four meteorites that fell to the bottom of the ocean and became fossilized 500 million years ago.
Owing to their origin and rarity,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years.
"This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad...
| Jun 25, 2014
In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:28 AM
For those who missed the annual Whisky Advocate WhiskyFest this past spring—either because of the $200 ticket price or how quickly the event sells out each year—there's a new whiskey festival option this year.
Lively Water Whiskey Fest,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:36 AM
A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:12 PM
For the next addition to its permanent exhibitions, Chicago’s Field Museum is looking far to the East.
The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, showcasing some 350 artifacts from the museum’s 40,000-item collection, will open next June in a gallery...