| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"My grandmother was a tailor," recalls Sonya Clark. "She was wonderfully strong, a little woman with a soprano voice and a shock of white hair. As long as I would sit and stitch with her, she would tell me stories about her life growing up in Jamaica."...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Several of the most intriguing bands in Chicago jazz, as well as national and international artists, will converge on the city's South Side for the seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 28-29 in superb venues across the neighborhood....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago brought Hollywood royalty to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 15. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow was honored with the center's Renaissance Award.
"A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth...
| Apr 22, 2013
826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org
Tom Acitelli is author...
| Mar 20, 2013
Margie Huff, a second-year medical student at Northwestern University, picked up a drawing pencil and carefully sketched the upper border of an eye socket.
Huff then peered at her own reflection in a small cosmetics mirror and made a couple of small...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A Romeoville woman admitted she had been drinking when she fatally struck a motorist — the longtime boyfriend of a well-known Chicago jazz singer — as he stood on the shoulder of Mannheim Road after his car ran out of gas, according to Cook...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:09 AM
The CTA has selected seven artists to create artwork for seven Red Line stations that underwent renovations last year.
The CTA board on Wednesday approved the project funding, which won't exceed $381,900. More than 200 artists submitted their ideas...
| May 30, 2013
The hardest thing to accept about Lucy Knisley's "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen," the lovely new graphic food memoir from the former Chicago cartoonist, is that Knisley grew up to be a cartoonist at all.
In the early pages, we see an adolescent, big-...
| Jun 1, 2013
One of the best films I saw at Cannes earlier this month lasts all of 21 minutes and was shot last summer in Chicago by an Iranian writer-director of quiet but enormous talent.
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh's "Needle" concerns a 6th-grader, played by Florence...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Audrey Niffenegger has always been a renaissance woman. Best known as the author of the best-selling novels "The Time Traveler's Wife" (2003) and "Her Fearful Symmetry" (2009), Niffenegger, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is also...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In “Red Azalea,” her best-selling 1994 memoir, Anchee Min told the compelling story of her childhood and early adulthood in China during the Cultural Revolution. The daughter of former teachers who were reassigned to jobs as manual laborers in...