| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The superchargers are here. At the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday, Tesla amped up the debut of its first supercharging station between its home state of California and the east coast. It’s in downstate Normal, the crossroads of the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:51 AM
There isn’t much that hasn’t been said about the Tesla Model S. It’s Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year, it tied the highest rankings ever bestowed on a vehicle by stingy Consumer Reports, and its success has enabled Tesla and...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Every picture tells a story. In Paul Natkin's world, sometimes multiple stories.
Take, for example, his portrait of the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. It's all there: the smirk, the skull ring, the cigarette butt in his right hand. And, yeah, he's...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years.
Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 10:33 AM
For the 30th anniversary of the Black Creativity Gala, there were more than 700 guests at the Museum of Science and Industry on Jan. 26 to celebrate this year's exhibition themed "Innovation." During the opening reception, guests enjoyed a juried showcase...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:42 PM
A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted.
There are, of course, the stars, those...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:52 AM
The CTA board is poised to approve an agreement Wednesday with the University of Chicago that would allow the CTA to continue to operate four campus bus routes for five years.
The buses that would continue to run are the Nos. 170-U. of Chicago/Midway,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Growing up, I was buried in the comic section. It was the first thing I tore from the newspaper, and PEANUTS was always right there near the top of my must-read list.
Charles M. Schulz created his classic Charlie Brown universe in 1950, when it was...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:24 PM
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 11 a.m. Dean Richards
9:35 a.m. Dean Richards continues his conversations with stars of Skyfall. This morning, he...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
The last time the Body Worlds people displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry, in a 2011 exhibition showing the development and decline of the human corpus, they included, with seeming incongruity, an ostrich.
The flightless — and, in...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...