| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Except for the existing Museum Campus, starting with the monstrosity of the intrusive McCormick Place east of Lake Shore Drive, the entire lakefront and our public parks are in constant danger of exploitation by commercially motivated and special...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Last year, the Pageant of the Masters honored movie history with its production "The Big Picture." But this summer's offering, "The Art Detective," may surpass that effort in terms of combining high art with the aura of the multiplex.
The first clue...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:20 AM
CLERMONT — Clermont triathlete Alicia Kaye is basking in the glow of being the first woman to cross the finish line Sunday in the 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon.
Kaye, 31, who competed in the female pro division, finished with a time of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The children’s title “And Tango Makes Three” sparked controversy when it was first published in the United States in 2005. The illustrated book tells the real-life story of two male penguins who hatched an egg together at New York’...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:55 PM
There are so many ways to enjoy Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo that it might be best just to list them.
1. As a place to see exotic animals. Lincoln Park Zoo isn't America's biggest by any measure, but it packs an awful lot into its 49 acres on the city's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Ira Glass loves the fine storytelling done on his public radio show, the Chicago-based “This American Life.” He’s not so fond of the storytelling done by an English writer named William Shakespeare.
Here’s what he tweeted after...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Location is key, Shawn Shaffer noted, and not just when it comes to selling real estate.
For the Winter Park Public Library, where Shaffer is the executive director, an aging building that needs so many technical improvements that it has become nearly...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Landscape architect Mia Lehrer has designed some lavish private gardens in Los Angeles, but she has also made her mark with "guerrilla planning," creating and blue-skying plans for parks and public spaces, from the harbor to Silver Lake. She's...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like most duels, this one starts at dawn.
About 5,000 people, some of them dressed in purple wigs or stars-and-stripes hats, have lined up outside Rumsey Playfield in New York's Central Park in the wee hours of what will turn out to be a beautiful June...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When we think of Samuel Fuller — who was born 102 years ago today, in Worcester, Mass. — it’s as a filmmaker. “Pickup on South Street,” “Park Row,” “Shock Corridor,” “The Big Red One”:...