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  • Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
  • 'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier

    'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier
    By the time Walker Stalker Con takes place February 21 and 22 at Navy Pier, one of the current ”Walking Dead” cast members expected to attend might be an ex-cast member. The convention is inspired by the hit AMC zombie drama, which is...
  • Chicago No. 2 among nation's bicycle-friendly cities: magazine

    Chicago No. 2 among nation's bicycle-friendly cities: magazine
    Three years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel first pledged to make Chicago the nation's most “bike-friendly” city, Chicago has inched its way up to No. 2. That's according to Bicycling Magazine, which biennially ranks 50 U.S. cities for their...
  • Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago

    Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago
    You can call this version of Shaquille O’Neal “Shaqasso.” The retired four-time NBA Champion – who gave himself the nickname, as he is known to do – appeared Thursday at Expo Chicago at Navy Pier to discuss the exhibit he...
  • Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall

    Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall
    For once, be glad you're toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers. Congratulate yourselves for avoiding the summer crowds and grabbing a great deal...
  • REVIEW: 'King Lear' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★½

    REVIEW: 'King Lear' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★½
    Barbara Gaines' raw and visceral Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of "King Lear" begins, poorly, with the titular monarch, he who hath ever but slenderly known himself, fast-forwarding through the songs of Frank Sinatra. Smashing his plastic...
  • Expo Chicago offers diverse opportunities for aspiring art collectors

    Expo Chicago offers diverse opportunities for aspiring art collectors
    At their worst, art fairs appear as little more than consumer-driven, see-and-be-seen, hypermarketed affairs catering to rich people. To anyone not entrenched in that scene — dealer or adviser, artist or collector, curator or critic — they can...
  • 'Ellen,' 'Wendy Williams' and 'Live With Kelly & Michael' Among Strong Syndie Starters

    Some of daytime's most popular talkshows are off to strong ratings starts this fall, with "Ellen" having its best premiere-week ever and "Live With Kelly & Michael" attracting its largest opening-frame audience in seven years. Also, "Wendy Williams"...
  • Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities

    Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities
    The fall architectural calendar is packed with major events in Chicago, New York and Shanghai. Here are 10 worth watching. Reclaiming the lower Manhattan skyline: More than 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 104-story One World Trade...
  • For Larry Yando, a full career amid the tyrants and misers

    For Larry Yando, a full career amid the tyrants and misers
    To play King Lear is to confront the possibility of being unloved and ill-used in your dementia-ridden old age. To play Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" is to stare into your own grave in front of a family audience. Many have played the lead in...
  • Divvy faces growing pains in Chicago

    Divvy faces growing pains in Chicago
    One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues. Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...