| Nov 21, 2013
In 1966, Claes Oldenburg created the perfect 2013 comfort meal. Chances are, this was not his intention. He made a 10-foot-wide fried egg. It occupies the last gallery of “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine,” the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Maybe Lady Gaga isn’t so different after all.
The pop star known for her eccentric outfits and music videos admitted during an interview with Sirius XM Hits 1 radio Friday that she has a hard time resisting Chicago pizza like the rest of us....
| Sep 29, 2013
When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections.
And now calls are trickling in from...
| Oct 25, 2013
Although they were renters from Chicago's River North neighborhood, Bethany and Alden Van Solkema had not spent much time in the South Loop before they shopped for condos there. Now they are sold on the historic area's neighborly atmosphere.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A Morgan Park man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly spent $1,800 at a luxury River North hotel and refused to pay, county prosecutors said.
Jerrell Palmer, 27, of the 11400 block of South May Street, was arrested in River North Wednesday after he...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Over lunch in Chicago's River North neighborhood the other day, the playwright Noah Haidle, a restless spirit, was chortling at a menu item at Restaurant Beatrix.
"Enlightened Caesar," he said. "That's really obnoxious." From there, Haidle, who is a...
| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:03 PM
After separating from her husband nearly two decades ago, art lover Cathy Quainton found the glitzy auctions at Chicago's Kass/Meridian Gallery to be intoxicating.
The tony River North gallery hosted wine and cheese parties at which buyers socialized as...
| Jul 11, 2013
Hot on the heels of River North's Gallery Bar opening, Chicago will soon welcome another art-inspired bar. Opening July 26 in the former Paradise Cantina space at 2015 W. Division St., Fame Bar aims to showcase local and national artists alongside a...
| Sep 19, 2013
Former Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano on Friday listed his three-bedroom, 3,828-square-foot penthouse condominium in River North for $2.95 million.
In late 2006 the Cubs signed him to an eight-year, $136 million deal, the richest in the club'...
| Sep 5, 2013
Splashy restaurant debuts attract a lot of attention, no surprise there. But today we take a look at two quiet newcomers, low-key neighborhood Italians with impeccable culinary credentials: J. Rocco, which opened in mid-May in River North, and Tre Soldi,...