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  • Sue the T. rex's voyage to space delayed

    Sue the T. rex's voyage to space delayed
      Sue the T. rex has waited 67 million years to blast into space, so what’s a few more days at this point?  NASA officials have scrubbed today’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9, which is slated to carry microbes collected from the Field...
  • A delightful and educational date with the dinos

    A delightful and educational date with the dinos
    The Field Museum's Sue deserves her reputation as a civic icon. But she doesn't walk, roar and put her massive jaws around your head. Oh, and she doesn't have feathers, either. For that kind of anatomically accurate adventure with a T. rex, you need...
  • Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum

    Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum
    The new exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is like a roll call of lost, or nearly lost, species: the passenger pigeon, the American bison, the black bear in Illinois, the Carolina parakeet. But "Nature's Struggle: Survival and Extinction,"...
  • 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...
  • CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday

    CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday
    Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
  • Never mind science: America's fossil record is up for sale

    Never mind science: America's fossil record is up for sale
    An astonishing article in the latest issue of Science (purchase required) documents how America's scientific patrimony--specifically, its fossil record--has come under the control of commercial interests. They're now marketing what are often...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    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...
  • Need a cultural boost? There are apps for that

    Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...
  • Chicago gets new international puppet festival

    Chicago gets new international puppet festival
    The depth of the Chicago winter next year is to be enlivened by the coming of puppets from far and wide. Slated for Jan. 15-26, 2015, the new city-wide cultural festival is to feature puppet shows at a variety of arts venues around the city.  The...