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I had Playboy. My boys have Laguna Beach art. It's OK. It relieves me of my fatherly duties, which, let's face it, are sometimes painfully awkward. Besides, my boys cringe whenever I play dad anyway. Like Saturday night and the opening of the Pageant of...
Tags: George Washington, Movies, Sculpture, Arts, Georges Seurat
Sylvain Bellenger, currently chief curator of National Heritage at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris, will become the Art Institute of Chicago’s new chair and curator of the Department of Medieval through Modern European Painting...
Tags: Pablo Picasso, Sculpture, Museums, Arts, Arts and Culture
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...
When the new $46 million Goodman Theatre opened its doors on Dec. 11, 2000, with the inaugural performance of August Wilson's "King Hedley II," the Loop was beset by a blizzard. Ever cognizant of the political perils of Chicago snowstorms, Mayor Richard...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
Tribune reporterYou might think Roy Lichtenstein loved the stuff of everyday postwar American existence. Swirling washing machines, diamond engagement rings, steaming hot cups of coffee, hi-top sneakers, golf balls and hot dogs covered in mustard are just a few of the...
Tags: Fine Artists, Artists, Michigan Avenue, Arts, Arts and Culture
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe Goodman Theatre's fall benefit featured John Logan's Tony Award-winning "Red," directed by Robert Falls, a Goodman artistic director. The season-opening party drew 430 people to the Modern Wing at the Art Institute for cocktails and dinner before...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Goodman Theatre, Tony Awards, Arts
Defying the notion that ice cream is a treat best left to the long, hot days of summer, chefs are creating frozen desserts in flavors that are synonymous with the short, dark days of winter. Here is a sampling of such desserts to be enjoyed now —...
Who eats: A mixture of businesspeople, museum visitors and diners taking it easy with a glass of wine. Why eat: It's a chance to sample Spiaggia chef Tony Mantuano's cuisine while enjoying Michigan Avenue views from atop the Modern Wing of the Art...
WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will give the spouses of NATO leaders a taste of her native South Side on May 20 before a private dinner for them at the Art Institute of Chicago, her aides said Monday. She's inviting the group to tour the...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will give the spouses of NATO leaders a taste of her native South Side on May 20 before a private dinner for them at the Art Institute of Chicago, her aides said Monday. She's inviting the group to tour the...
Tags: Blackbird, Camp David, NATO, Washington, DC, White House
The Costa Mesa City Council talks about transparency and running the city like a business, yet it appears to lack even the most basic business practices. Two members asked to have a subsidy to attend the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)...
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