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826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
Talking PicturesRunning Oct 7-21 at the AMC River East 21 and environs, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival presented by the nonprofit Cinema/Chicago has announced its first 20 titles, including the winner of this year's Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the.......
Chicago socialites had a difficult decision to make Saturday, with three celebrity-hosted galas taking place at the same time around the city. But for the see-and-be-seen crowd, this was likely a good problem to have. Those who attended the 26th...
Brigitte Bardot in a bikini on a French Riviera beach in the early 1950s. Quick — name a single photograph in existence that reminds you less of "The Tree of Life," last year's top prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival. The only movie in...
It's astonishing the way the award-winning Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt makes stainless steel seem light and fanciful. His sculptures appear to defy gravity as they soar into the heavens. Hunt's large-scale public art projects can be found throughout...
In “Red Azalea,” her best-selling 1994 memoir, Anchee Min told the compelling story of her childhood and early adulthood in China during the Cultural Revolution. The daughter of former teachers who were reassigned to jobs as manual laborers in...
Techno music played as models glided down the runway in cutting-edge designs by students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at its 79th annual fashion show, "The Walk." More than 250 innovative creations were presented to almost 500 attendees...
Runway looks, particularly those created by students, seldom see the light of a storefront. But this year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will be selling its student designers' garments in a bigger way after its May 3 annual fashion...
Tags: Students, Education, Teaching and Learning
About 150,000 people attend Printers Row Lit Fest each year to wander the book fair lining Dearborn Street and to listen to authors speak about their work. For a handful of the 200 or so authors who will appear this year, the event will be a homecoming....
Lille Carre is 29, petite, moon-faced and unassuming. She curls forward as she speaks. On a quiet morning in her Noble Square apartment, she speaks softly and gives off an air of frailty. It's not hard to picture her stepping out of one of her own...
Tags: Book, Fine Arts, Movies, Epic (movie), Fine Artists
Margie Huff, a second-year medical student at Northwestern University, picked up a drawing pencil and carefully sketched the upper border of an eye socket. Huff then peered at her own reflection in a small cosmetics mirror and made a couple of small...
Before Michael Quattlebaum was going glamazon in the pages of Vogue, being christened the most exciting thing in the downtown party scene by The New York Times, before he was boasting about being Jay-Z's natural-born legatee in song — which is to...
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