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Spin CycleTonight, for about the zillionth time, McCain claimed that Obama launched his political career in ex-radical Bill Ayers' living room. Obama denied it. Here's the best account we've seen of what actually happened, from Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn...
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door. And dinner was...
"Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit" is a big, reasonably well-stuffed celebration of one of the great achievements in American popular culture, the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip by lachrymose Minnesotan Charles Schulz. In section after section of...
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
Ndamukong Suh's night out with Bears player, Forest Whitaker co-hosting benefit, Zach Gilford dines at PeopleNot everyone is upset with the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh these days. The Bears’ Amobi Okoye joined Suh -- who was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for stomping on an opposing player -- during his night out in...
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...
We've got it all here in Florida, and this isn't even a horror flick — car-eating sinkholes, monster storms, pythons in the wild, sharks in the water, alligators in back yards and pit bulls in trailers. Now, Mother Nature is about to whack us with...
Tags: Halloween, Mother's Day, Tropical Storms, Holidays, Father's Day
It's the damnedest thing: Justin Snyder, his long hair parted down the middle, his head thrown back as though communing with a higher power, the hood of his hoodie grazing the floor, his mouth working silently in time with the strains and surges of an...
The last time the Body Worlds people displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry, in a 2011 exhibition showing the development and decline of the human corpus, they included, with seeming incongruity, an ostrich. The flightless — and, in...
A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted. There are, of course, the stars, those...
Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
This autumn and early winter will see the biggest change in Chicago's Museum Campus since Lake Shore Drive took a hard swing to the west to create the parkland connection of cultural institutions 14 years ago. This time, though, the alteration is not one...
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