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  • Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave

    Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave
    It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it. This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
  • Eschew on this: The grand marshal of world-weariness says it’s OK to hate parades and stay home

     
    Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
  • Funds for Mag Mile median gardens not blooming

     
    By Jessica Reynolds The tulips on Michigan Avenue are a staple of spring in Chicago, but a decline in contributions to the project's sponsoring organization may force future plantings to be scaled back. John Chikow, president of the Greater North......
  • Tourist tackles mugger near Mag Mile: 'It's what I should do'

    Tourist tackles mugger near Mag Mile: 'It's what I should do'
    Here's what firefighter Gary Martin did on his vacation to Chicago: He chased down a purse-snatcher who robbed an elderly woman on North Michigan Avenue and pinned him to the ground. "I grabbed him by the scruff of the neck,'' said Gary Martin, 47,...
  • Chicago Blues Festival preview: The Bar-Kays, Bobby Rush and more

    Chicago Blues Festival preview: The Bar-Kays, Bobby Rush and more
    During the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival next week, any set definition of the music — or this event's scope — should be busted apart. No doubt, this city will always be identified with the voices of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, but...
  • Artist Steve McQueen's work is what it is: Not as it seems

    Artist Steve McQueen's work is what it is: Not as it seems
    The celebrated British artist Steve McQueen has made two feature films in the past few years. "Hunger" won the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for its vision of Irish Republican Army bomber Bobby Sands, and the hunger strike that ended his...
  • Teen fatally wounded in police-involved shooting on South Side

    Teen fatally wounded in police-involved shooting on South Side
    A teenager was killed this afternoon in a police-involved shooting on the South Side in the city's Washington Park neighborhood. The shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. on the 5600 block of South State Street, according to police and Fire Media...
  • Holiday violence toll includes boys, 5 and 7: 'It's just senseless'

    Holiday violence toll includes boys, 5 and 7: 'It's just senseless'
    With the long Fourth of July weekend not even half over, the toll from violence in Chicago stood at 9 dead and at least 36 wounded today, including two little boys, 5 and 7, seriously hurt while at parks with their families. The victims since Wednesday...
  • 1 dead, 4 injured in South Side shootings

    1 dead, 4 injured in South Side shootings
    A man was shot to death and four people were wounded in other attacks on the South Side Monday, police said. About 8 p.m., a Chicago man was shot multiple times in the 10400 block of South Green Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police...
  • Can't make Blackhawks' parade? Watch on TV.

    Can't make Blackhawks' parade? Watch on TV.
    NBC 5 Chicago is planning live coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks Parade and Rally beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, June 28, the affiliate announced Thursday. The parade is set to kick off at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Washington Strret and Des Plaines Avenue,...
  • Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago

    Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago
    Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a...
  • NASCAR's Travis Pastrana is easy to catch*

    NASCAR's Travis Pastrana is easy to catch*
    For once, Travis Pastrana experienced life in the slow lane. The 11-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver joined fellow Nationwide Series driver Regan Smith to pilot a pink ice cream truck around the Loop on Monday. They were offering cold...