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STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
The video game is 40. Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
Tags: Music, Nintendo Company Ltd., Movies, The Beach Boys, Wii
Tribune reporterAfter Mark Cobb and his 12-year-old son Matthew finished an early morning deer hunting trip Sunday, he sat at the kitchen table and checked pictures from one of his two trail cameras, hoping they would show a prized buck he could track. As Cobb, 50, of...
Taxidermy is not front and center at the Oriental Institute Museum's new ornithological exhibition That art form is better observed to the north, at the Field Museum, where the institution's Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds has recently been...
Chicago Tribune reporterA seldom-explored aspect of Indian culture and history is getting some much-deserved exposure at Chicago's Field Museum. "Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts," opening Wednesday and running through Feb. 3, tells the story of these rulers...
Tags: India, Arts, Music Industry, Music, Museums
Staff reportsA touring exhibition coming to Ellendale, N.D., shows dozens of ways of looking at birds through paintings, photographs, prints, video, and electronic media, according to a news release. “Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds” opens Friday...
A good museum is constantly revising and reinventing itself. So it is that the Field's newly named Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds reopened Tuesday after an extensive renovation. This mecca of bird-watching (stuffed-and-mounted division) still...
Tags: Museum Dioramas, Museums, Arts and Culture
There's even a pair of (very) hot pants on display that look like they could be worn Saturday night at (fill in the name of whatever Chicago club is "happening" these days). Here's the catch to the shorts, though. They're made of sealskin. They're...
Tags: Arts, Maria Pinto, Anthropology, Fine Artists, Arts and Culture
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...
Tags: Arts, Wrigley Field, Environmental Issues, Ecosystems, Science
If reactions from the few hundred people in the audience at the Chicago Tribune's forum this week about the stakes of the 2012 presidential race were any guide, the election will pivot around how voters rank economic matters and social issues....
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance: "Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
We've added new panelists to next week's Chicago Forward: Windy City White House, a panel discussion that examines Chicago's role in presidential politics. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and nationally syndicated columnists Jonah Goldberg and Leonard Pitts Jr....
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