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  • Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities

    Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities
    Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...
  • Teaching compassion

    Teaching compassion
    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...
  • Consuming Spirits: Beautiful, sad, remarkable animation

    Consuming Spirits: Beautiful, sad, remarkable animation
    Charlie Birnbaum, film director and manager of the Stonzek Theatre in the Lake Worth Playhouse, is the first to admit that “Consuming Spirits” is not for everyone. But its rewards, he says, are universal. “It is absolutely beautiful....
  • 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...
  • Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities

    Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities
    Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago. Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
  • Memoir blends food and comics

    Memoir blends food and comics
    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-...
  • Anchee Min on her memoir, "The Cooked Seed"

    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...
  • Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave

    Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave
    It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it. This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
  • Artist Sonya Clark weaves tales with textiles, hair at CAFAM

    Artist Sonya Clark weaves tales with textiles, hair at CAFAM
    "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."...
  • Ron Gilbert’s ‘The Cave’ puts adventure back in play

     
    Throughout his 30-year career, game designer Ron Gilbert has been ahead of the times, behind the times and, perhaps most ......
  • E3 2013: Amid PS4, Xbox One news, little guys make a play with story

     
    Spread throughout the cavernous Los Angeles Convention Center, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) rewards the loud. It's the largest […]...
  • Siskel Center honors star Gwyneth Paltrow

    Siskel Center honors star Gwyneth Paltrow
    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...