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  • Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes

    Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes
    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...
  • Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised

    Planned memorial to Daniel Burnham revised
    Five years after unveiling plans for a public memorial to the great Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the project's backers issued a revised concept Thursday that includes an interactive, 1.6-mile walking trail stretching from Millennium...
  • Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI

    Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI
    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;...
  • 'Mona Lisa of meteorites' to go on display at Field Museum

    'Mona Lisa of meteorites' to go on display at Field Museum
    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,...
  • Parking at Museum Campus is hard enough already

    I fully agree with the Tribune’s editorial against locating George Lucas’ proposed Cultural Arts Museum on what is now the Soldier Field parking lot — for an additional reason. I enjoy visiting the Field Museum of Natural History,...
  • Fire Museum of Greater Chicago settles into new home

    Fire Museum of Greater Chicago settles into new home
    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...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014

     Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014
    Ron Dorfman's soft-spoken manner belied his strong journalistic convictions and his willingness to fight for a range of progressive principles, even if it meant leaving a job. In December, Mr. Dorfman and his partner of 20 years, Ken Ilio, became the...
  • Wrigley's 100th birthday cake uneaten, thrown away

    Wrigley's 100th birthday cake uneaten, thrown away
    Wrigley and the Cubs had their birthday cake, and no one ate it, too. The 400-pound "Cake Boss" created birthday cake for Wrigley's centennial was a spectacle at Wednesday's celebration. Now, it's apparently being hauled away to a dumpster on a...
  • Chicago Cubs upset over trashing of Wrigley Field replica cake

    The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...