| Apr 18, 2013
For Spiros Argiris and Gus Sellis, the story of their lives is written on the walls.
Argiris points around the room at the Valois Cafeteria's murals: the Museum of Science and Industry, Hyde Park Bank, the South Side lakeshore.
Then he points to the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:32 PM
You may well think you have seen David Auburn's "Proof," the story of a single, 25-year-old Hyde Park woman grieving for the mathematically brilliant father who has left her bereft. The Broadway national tour came through Chicago. There was a very solid...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The rising stage director Henry Wishcamper has become a member of the Goodman's artistic collective. These artistic associates are closely involved with the life of Chicago's biggest non-profit theater.
Wishcamper has moved to Chicago to take up the gig;...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
For all of Simeon's victories on the basketball court, the program's most famous story is one of loss.
The 1984 shooting death of Ben Wilson, a Simeon forward then considered by many to be the best high school basketball player in the country, resonated...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Continuing the first family’s outreach to Chicago teens, President Barack Obama today welcomed 14 students and five chaperons from Chicago’s Hyde Park Academy High School to be among his guests at an informal luncheon in the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Ronald Reagan's childhood home is demolished at 832 E. 57th Street in Chicago, April 2, 2013. The building sits at the corner of Maryland and 57th Street across from The Center for Care and Discovery - The......
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
William Kelly, the clown prince of local conservative media, was among those who ought to have been humiliated by Rich Miller's point-by-point takedown -- of the bogus rumor that the reason a boyhood home of Ronald Reagan is being bulldozed......
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Mike Lag and his wife Kim had planned on spending the second day of their trip to Chicago on Saturday relaxing with a good book at the Chicago Park District’s Promontory Point, off 55th Street in Hyde Park.
Those plans were derailed, however, as...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Tucked away on shady 57th street in Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Chicago campus, is O'Gara & Wilson bookshop. The store has been on this street, in some form or another, since 1882.
Over the years, the bookshop weathered the Great...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on Tuesday unveiled her plan for a $148 million dormitory complex at the University of Chicago, the latest in a series of bold designs that have remade the storied, once-frumpy neo-Gothic enclave.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Boris Gendelev Real name: Boris Gendelev Gender: Male Year of Birth: 1961 Occupation: Data-driven target marketing consultant, data cruncher, predictive model builder, and when needed, software developer. For the...