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  • 21 reasons to leave the house

    21 reasons to leave the house
    It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka -- saps your will to live. But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
  • 'Flight of the Butterflies' takes wing at MSI

    'Flight of the Butterflies' takes wing at MSI
    An inspiring new experience just alighted at the Museum of Science and Industry's giant-domed Omnimax. A 40-minute documentary from SK Films, "Flight of the Butterflies" follows twin tracks: actual footage of monarchs during their mind-blowing annual...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories

    David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories
    The signs spread across the floor of a high-end Chicago printer's office on this winter Friday afternoon probably should seem disjointed or abstract. "< LEFT Worker Rigging a Steel Beam," says one. "V BELOW North Tower Foundation Slab." "World Trade...
  • 'Earth Explorers' exhibit overwhelms with sights, sounds, facts

     'Earth Explorers' exhibit overwhelms with sights, sounds, facts
    The new "National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers" exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry is a bit like its title or a good Chicago pizza: overstuffed, but with a lot of quality ingredients. Exploring Earth is good. National Geographic,...
  • CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday

    CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday
    Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
  • Cold keeps grip on Chicago for a second day

    Cold keeps grip on Chicago for a second day
    Many Chicago-area schools will again be closed Tuesday, dozens of the day's flights have been canceled and some area attractions will be shuttered, with the subzero chill maintaining its grip on the region for another day. But if there was a silver...
  • Once there were giants

    Once there were giants
    Last Sunday, as you might remember since your brain is no longer frozen, was the nastiest of winter days. Still, a handful of people braved the snow and wind and cold and slick roads to make their way to the Museum of Science and Industry. "It's a...
  • Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'

    Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'
    Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather. The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
  • Fatal car crash victim was potential Long Beach mayoral candidate

    Fatal car crash victim was potential Long Beach mayoral candidate
    A 65-year-old man killed in a Terminal Island car crash over the weekend was a potential Long Beach mayoral candidate and member of the local Occupy movement. Eugene B. Gendel was killed last Saturday when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig not far from...
  • Disney's Tripp Avenue home an exhibit in the land of politics

    Disney's Tripp Avenue home an exhibit in the land of politics
    On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared "Walt Disney Day" in Chicago, and a press conference was held to announce the "restoration" of the little house at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. in the Chicago neighborhood of Hermosa, not far from the intersection of...
  • Perspective: Somebody nobody sent: A city administrator

    Perspective: Somebody nobody sent: A city administrator
    Detroit citizens now have emergency manager Kevyn Orr to dig that city out of a hole. Chicago's politicians, with their state of Illinois accomplices, are still digging such a hole. Chicagoans, awaken. You have an antiquated bureaucracy run by...