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Dining@LargeI came across this quote on the window of a store in Evanston, Ill. called Design Within Reach. First of all, I thought it was a funny place to hang that incredibly elaborate Swarovski crystal chandelier, and then I thought......
The Swampby Mark Silva When they talk about "shovel-ready'' work for that $787-billion economic stimulus that President Barack Obama signed into law, they aren't talking about the landmark high-rise in Chicago where Obama staged his transition to the White House...
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SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
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If the Chicago Symphony Orchestra can celebrate the power of rivers, why can't the Chicago Sinfonietta do the same on behalf of cities? The parallel may not have occured to Mei-Ann Chen when she was planning her season finale with the sinfonietta, but...
Metropolis was founded in 1839 on the banks of the Ohio River, about as far south as you can go in Illinois without stepping into Kentucky. Its settlers were enthusiastic: They assumed the waterfront real estate would result in a metropolis, hence the...
A beautiful car is the culmination of more than a century of advances in engineering, technology and automotive design. That urge to reach out and feel its curves predates the invention of the wheel. "The shapes on most of the cars that I find people...
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...
"Portrait of Jason" begins with a test tone and a blurry image. And then, as the screen slowly comes into focus, the tone stops and you hear a crew member say: "This is Shirley Clarke, 'Portrait of Jason.' Roll one, sound one. Sound rolling, camera...
Tribune staff reporterA few days ago, Joan Lefkow was walking down a Chicago street flanked by federal marshals when a panhandler walked up to her and said, "God bless you, Judge Lefkow." It has been nine months since U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's name and face...
The clash between Northwestern University and preservationists over the fate of Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital is expected to climax as early as Oct. 4 when the Commission on Chicago Landmarks could begin weighing the merits of...
When architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe adopted the motto "Less is more," he was referring to a minimalist approach that favored getting more function and design cues from a building's structural elements. While he didn't have cars in mind, current trends...
FrameworkBalthazar Korab, an architect-turned-photographer with a wide-ranging eye whose moody, polished images captured the spirit of midcentury modern architecture and celebrated its masters, including Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe, died Jan. 15 in Royal...
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