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  • Season of lights, lights and more lights: 'Illumination,' MSI and others

    Season of lights, lights and more lights:  'Illumination,' MSI and others
    These days, the main floor of the Museum of Science and Industry is a little bit like a Christmas tree lot, but without the smell of evergreens, the giant ball of twine or the sketchy dude in the Carhartt jacket. In a long-running holiday tradition, the museum's "Christmas Around the World" has more than 50 faux Christmas trees set up, decorated to represent more than 50 countries around the globe — no matter what proportion of their populations actually celebrates Christmas.
  • Guide to Morton Arboretum: Seeing the forest and the trees

    Guide to Morton Arboretum: Seeing the forest and the trees
    AlongĀ one of the miles and miles of footpath at The Morton Arboretum, I stopped on a recent Monday to soak in the scene. The forest floor was a bright yellow carpet. Above me, more leaves, yellow and orange and green, still clung to their makers. The...

    Seize spring's wildflower moment

    Seize spring's wildflower moment
    Is spring really, finally here? The answer is at your local actively managed forest preserve. Are there little wildflowers popping out beneath the trees? If so, bring out the hammock. One visit to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove,...

    Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum

    Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum
    When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds. Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...