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Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org Ongoing: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure": Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take visitors on a journey to learn about the Big Dipper, North...
Flannery O'Connor once observed that, "Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay." One can imagine quite a few poets, playwrights, memoirists and other nonfiction authors nodding their heads at...
"Someone came to us and said, 'Hey kids, do you want to make a movie?'" Judy Blume said with a laugh when I spoke to her by phone last month about the upcoming release of the film adaptation of "Tiger Eyes," based on her 1981 novel. "No, that's not what...
In the beginning, Jason Methner was the impatient one. After meeting Molly Lipsitz at a mutual friend's birthday party in Wicker Park, Methner, 27 at the time and in a master's program at Northwestern University, was eager to accelerate the...
"Who's got a gag for me today?" Early on in "CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps." Art Spiegelman's upcoming career-spanner that's due out in September, we see a drawing of a much younger Spiegelman saying this to four tiny characters...
Although Ivan Brunetti has crafted many graphically striking comics and illustrations over the last quarter-century, perhaps the most telling inclusion in his new book, “Aesthetics: A Memoir,” is the worst looking. While attending the...
Chance the Rapper is going to make sure he gets this right: rap music, a pop-star ascent from Chicago, a record deal, that whole fame thing — and on his own terms. Chance, whose full name is Chancelor Bennett, has been drawing increasingly large...
Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Those words from "Dreams," a Langston Hughes poem, infuse Blue Balliett's newest novel. At the start of the book, Balliett notes that by the end of the 2012...
Having introduced the world to such colorful characters as a prostitute named Roxanne and a stalker who monitors “Every Breath You Take,” Sting will help launch a new Chicago-based storytelling initiative when he appears at the Chicago...
One of Chicago's treasures is the microfilm archive of alternative newspapers housed in Harold Washington Library. I'm particularly fond of exploring the Seed, the Chicago periodical that helped Mayor Richard J. Daley's less loyal subjects prepare for the...
Tribune reportersJust before Ebony Ambrose went to bed about 10 p.m. Tuesday, her son Kevin Ambrose asked her if she had made the spinach gnocchi and apple cider pork like she had planned for dinner. Kevin Ambrose, 19, was hanging out with a friend and had not eaten...
RedEyeThe second phase of the Wells Street bridge overhaul begins Friday night, which will reroute some trains heading into the Loop through early May 6. Next week, rush hour Brown Line riders will see some southbound trains operate until the Merchandise Mart...
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