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Tribune reportersIt was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse Jackson...
Few people can recognize the yearning to escape better than Carla Hayden, chief executive officer of the Enoch Pratt Library. As a librarian, she has spent many years helping her curious clientele explore new realms and journey to wondrous places...
Tags: Museums, Hot Cocoa, Julia Child, Restaurants, Arts and Culture
Frigid February temperatures notwithstanding, it's not too early to plan where to send the kids to camp this summer. Throughout the city and the suburbs, a number of museums, botanical gardens and zoos offer hands-on learning experiences built around...
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...
Starting Saturday, February 2, Exploration Place visitors will be able to step into the exciting and visually rich world of animation when the 6,000-square-foot, highly interactive exhibit Animation featuring Cartoon Network characters opens. PHOTOS:...
For the 30th anniversary of the Black Creativity Gala, there were more than 700 guests at the Museum of Science and Industry on Jan. 26 to celebrate this year's exhibition themed "Innovation." During the opening reception, guests enjoyed a juried showcase...
Tribune reporterThe Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
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...
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
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...
Tags: Arts, Artists, Cartoons, Museums, Psychology
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