| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Seven years ago, an ad hoc group of South Siders decided to stage a neighborhood jazz festival unlike anything else in the city.
Instead of herding musicians and listeners into a one-size-fits-all downtown park, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival would present...
| Aug 19, 2013
Thousands of years is an awfully long period of time. You might think that life was unimaginably different in the ancient Middle East, and that we today, working at our 21st century jobs, would find it unrecognizable.
But it turns out that when it comes...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 2:13 PM
The origins of the mysterious package that showed up Wednesday at the University of Chicago admissions office addressed to Henry ......
| May 31, 2013
| 1:28 PM
As opening night glitches go, this was a good problem.
The back room at Lakeview gastropub The Dog's Bollox was jammed with people squeezing in for the debut of Story Sessions, yet another yarn-spinning event to add to Chicago's already-packed...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Taxidermy is not front and center at the Oriental Institute Museum's new ornithological exhibition
That art form is better observed to the north, at the Field Museum, where the institution's Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds has recently been...
| Oct 22, 2012
Long before Facebook posts and tweets, long before letters with postage stamps, ancient middle and upper-middle-class Egyptians scrawled notes on pieces of clay pots and handed them to children who ran across the village to deliver the messages.
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with the Rev. Michael Thomas, spiritual leader of Heart of Jesus Maronite Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale.
Q: If someone asked "What's a Maronite?", what...
| Dec 12, 2008
These days, it seems the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park has been put on the map as the stomping grounds of President-elect Barack Obama.
There are walking tours that show off his favorite restaurants and coffee shops, magazine and newspaper...