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  • Chicago museums reeling after building sprees

    Chicago museums reeling after building sprees
    The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
  • Recognizing restaurant regulars

    Recognizing restaurant regulars
    Q: Was talking with a few friends the other day about restaurants we frequent often. It occurred to us that rarely do restaurants ever recognize your consistent patronage with a free app or drink. Are we living with bygone expectations? Thoughts? --...
  • Vegan dishes and cabernet

    Vegan dishes and cabernet
    What's your favorite vegan entree with cabernet sauvignon? Sorry, it's a question always needing an answer here in California. — Terry Hall, Calistoga, Calif. What a great question, Terry. Given your gastronomic background — you were a...
  • David Axelrod puts Lake Point Tower condo on market

    David Axelrod puts Lake Point Tower condo on market
    Longtime political strategist and NBC News political analyst David Axelrod, who has advised President Barack Obama in both of his successful presidential election campaigns, has listed his three-bedroom condominium unit in Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore...
  • Turkey toting tips

    Turkey toting tips
    Q: Do you have any advice for a movable feast? Meaning, I'd like to offer to cook and bring the turkey to this year's celebration at our son's home, but we have a 45-minute to 1-hour drive to his place, and although I like to cook I've rarely done a...
  • Condensed milk or cream?

    Condensed milk or cream?
    Q: What are the advantages or disadvantages of condensed milk over cream? —Curtis Tuckey, Chicago A: The biggest difference, I think, between cream and condensed milk can be found in the latter's alternative name: "Sweetened condensed milk."...
  • Airing out the lawn

    Airing out the lawn
    Should I core-aerate my lawn? — Tom Jenkins, Wheeling Core aeration — removing plugs of turf to create many small holes throughout the lawn — is a good practice to include in your maintenance program. Core aeration with proper...
  • The long and shorts of a summer staple

    The long and shorts of a summer staple
    I believe that shorts are the item of clothing most subject to discrimination in our fashion society. I'm typing this column while sitting at jury duty at the criminal courts building in Chicago. My summons expressly stated that I was to "dress...
  • 1 dress, 3 holiday ensembles

    It's almost that time of year again. 'Tis the season to be spending. Maybe you feel like it's a little early for a holiday column. Well, you're talking to a girl who literally leapt with joy when she came home last week to find the maintenance staff in...
  • Professional clothes for pre-professional ladies

    Professional clothes for pre-professional ladies
    A few weeks ago, a reader wrote me asking if I had suggestions on where to find professional attire for teenage women. When she mentioned the black bottoms and white top required for band (although it could just as easily have been choir or orchestra...
  • Was James Beard the Jolly Green Giant?

    Was James Beard the Jolly Green Giant?
    Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...