| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:49 AM
For nearly a decade, I have taken the opportunity to highlight many of the impressive college choices made available to the graduates of La Caņada High School. The Class of 2012 was no exception.
Of the 323 LCHS 2012 graduates, 98% have enrolled at...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall.
With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:06 AM
At least 20 people arrested or detained by Chicago police during Sunday's NATO protests were released from custody overnight, according to other protesters and representatives of a lawyers' organization offering them free legal advice.
A total of 45...
| Dec 23, 2011
John Chamberlain, a prolific American sculptor whose use of crushed automobile sheet metal became his signature during a career that spanned half a century, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 84.
Reportedly in poor health, he had been working on a...
| Sep 2, 2012
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.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Dmitry Samarov, like Travis Bickle, is God's lonely man, cruising the streets of Chicago, watching for your arm to shoot out and beckon him, taking note of the odd, offhanded things you say after you climb into his cab.
He is a taxi driver, and with...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:20 PM
At Rattlesnake Middle School in Missoula, Mont., Baird Harper was the cool sixth-grade special education teaching assistant, but he was also thinking, and listening, like a writer.
One idea, scribbled on the back of a hall pass six years ago, morphed...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 11:15 AM
The photographers were in place, the red-carpet guests were arriving and the cameras were rolling for Chicago's only Oscar party officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last Sunday. Oscar Night America, hosted by the...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Few can own a room like Robert Downey Jr., but the never-dull "Iron Man" star opted to concede the spotlight to Jamie Foxx at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel. Well, more like share it.
Foxx, who received the Renaissance Award Saturday at the Gene Siskel...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Inspiration is a fragile thing — an infant's frank gaze, a thought-provoking conversation, the last book you read.
We spoke to three women in the world of fine arts about what moves them to create.
Claire Sherman: It's all in the experiment...