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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...
Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...
Jack and Denise Gallagher went out for a winter walk, and ended up at an art opening. After a hike at Ryerson Woods near Deerfield they stopped for a drink of water at Brushwood, the headquarters and arts center hub of Friends of Ryerson Woods. And...
Tags: Artists, Museums, Arts and Culture, Morton Arboretum, North Pond
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comThroughout his 30-year career, game designer Ron Gilbert has been ahead of the times, behind the times and, perhaps most ......
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...
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: Epic (movie), Artists, Fine Arts, Arts, Fiction
If you were building a Chris Ware, if you were constructing the most celebrated cartoonist of the past couple of decades, drawing up the plans for an Oak Park illustrator so routinely referred to as a genius that the accolade is more like fact than...
Tags: University of Chicago, Animals, John Updike, Ira Glass, Fiction
Shulamith Firestone, whose 1970 book "The Dialectic of Sex" became a feminist classic with its calls for a drastic rethinking of women's roles in the bearing and raising of children, was found dead Tuesday in her New York City apartment. She was 67. A...
You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...
Inspiration is a fragile thing — an infant's frank gaze, a thought-provoking conversation, the last book you read. We spoke to three women in the world of fine arts about what moves them to create. Claire Sherman: It's all in the experiment...
Tags: Wicker Park, Fine Arts, Travel, New York Film Festival, Arts
Los Angeles TimesLeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91. Neiman, who was...
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...
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