| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:21 PM
There comes a moment in the life of many artists when they know instinctively that what they are doing is not working out.
For John Siblik, environmental artist and painter, that moment arrived last month.
You could say he knew the installation of his...
| Aug 1, 2014
It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
| Jun 29, 2014
The city is proposing historic landmark status for parts of Fulton Market and Randolph Street, the traditional meat market district that has attracted restaurants and offices. The city wants to preserve storefronts' character, but many business owners...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Nora D. Kyger has been named executive vice president and partner of Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Kyger has worked in fundraising and nonprofit development for more than 20 years. She earned an undergraduate...
| Jul 21, 2014
For 10 years they have looked out from the 50-foot video towers, staring or smiling as tourists snap photos and children shriek while standing under the water streaming from their pursed lips.
They are anonymous, yet famous — faces seen by huge...
| Jul 22, 2014
William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
"His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:46 AM
A world premiere by Chicago drummer-bandleader Dana Hall, a solo concert by the innovative pianist Craig Taborn and a high-profile engagement by genre-defying Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was honored with the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 7. The legendary actor participated in a question-and-answer session with his "Last Vegas"...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August.
It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:29 PM
One minute it's snowing. A few days later everyone's in shorts. It seems Mother Nature cannot make up her mind about whether or not spring will come.
While she gets her life together, there's also the option to wear pieces of spring until it actually...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Online menswear retailer Indochino's Traveling Tailor pop-up event in Block 37 starts today until April 27. Stop by for a 30-minute appointment with a stylist to get fitted for a custom suit. Those who purchase a suit will get a free shirt with it. To...