| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:55 PM
If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.
Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:07 PM
There’s only so many days with weather like this in Chicago.
Knowing that fact, I’ve tried to make it a point of spending more time outdoors when I’m finished with work rather than retiring home and binge watching another television...
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:19 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Chicago's Air & Water Show happens for the 56th year this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The best (and most crowded) viewing spots are on the sand at Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, but there are plenty of other good places...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:42 AM
A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Tickets are still available for the 26th Taste of the Nation gala, Wednesday evening in Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom.
More than 85 top chefs and mixologists will combine their talents for an evening of food, cocktails, wine and beer, along with...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has less than half of its boat slips filled, but is about to make a splash.
A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city'...
| Jul 13, 2014
From Sunday's print column, an updated version of a Monday posting: Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal...