| Mar 13, 2013
The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown.
The Art Institute built its Modern...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:33 PM
About our club
We are the Field Girls' Book and Social Club. The club started six years ago when we were all Marshall Field's employees. We have 15 members, but we have about eight members at each meeting. We meet at a member's home once every other...
| Jun 5, 2013
Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...
| Jul 31, 2013
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Downton Abbey may be over for the season, but American fans of British dramas will have another luscious new period piece to enjoy this midseason with Mr. Selfridge, and they might be surprised (and pleasantly so) to see who is headlining it. Mr....
| Jun 26, 2013
You probably wouldn’t imagine Paul Feig, the creator of the short-lived NBC classic “Freaks and Geeks,” staring death in the face during a ride-along with cops. And you shouldn’t.
“I’d be absolutely useless,”...
| Dec 16, 2012
Columbia College's Open Doors Gala brought out more than 300 of our town's notables for a black-tie event at the college's Jeanne Gang-designed Media Production Center on Dec. 7. The sold-out evening honored John H. Bryan with the Chicago Legacy Award....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Where exactly to start?
Cesar Juarez has had such a full and interesting life that one might begin telling his story during any of the 64 years he has spent on this planet.
But let's start with the present, or, precisely, one recent late afternoon, as...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:16 AM
UPDATE: A man who had disappeared from the Loop Macy's store Friday has been found safe and has been reunited with his family, police said. No other details were available.
Chicago police are asking for the...