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  • Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs

    Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs
    Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright? Maybe those are the wrong questions....
  • 5 myths about being deaf

    5 myths about being deaf
    In a "Project Runway" season where fights between contestants raged for hours, one of the finalists took refuge in what some would consider a disability: being deaf. Justin LeBlanc would turn down the volume on his cochlear implant or completely...
  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world. "Margaret was a consummate artist who...
  • Oak Park resident tells of being first lady's guest at State of the Union

     Oak Park resident tells of being first lady's guest at State of the Union
    After a whirlwind trip to Washington, where she sat next to first lady Michelle Obama for the president's State of the Union address, Oak Park resident Misty DeMars was back at home Thursday, making macaroni and cheese for her sons and trying to process...
  • Heather Becker, Conservation Center CEO

    Heather Becker, Conservation Center CEO
    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...
  • Printers Row's favorite books of 2013

    Printers Row's favorite books of 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
  • Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly

    Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly
    You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It's not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot outside. It's not that the Pedway began modestly in 1951 and now...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have a...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • Jesse Ball's slippery 'Silence Once Begun' built on false confession

    Jesse Ball's slippery 'Silence Once Begun' built on false confession
    Jesse Ball's "Silence Once Begun" resists the standard narrative tropes of contemporary novels. It pushes against them with antique, gentlemanly language, a conflicting set of stories that clearly reference "Rashomon," and a structure like a funnel that...
  • 'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc

    'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc
    Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...
  • Shulamith Firestone dies at 67: wrote feminist classic 'The Dialectic of Sex'

    Shulamith Firestone, whose 1970 book "The Dialectic of Sex" became a feminist classic with its calls for a drastic rethinking of women's roles in the bearing and raising of children, was found dead Tuesday in her New York City apartment. She was 67. A...