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Not every petting zoo contains cuddly, pint-size quadrupeds. For that matter, not every petting zoo features actual living creatures. Sydney-based visual-spectacle performance troupe Erth Visual and Physical Inc. brings its collection of prehistoric...
The Bean just got Binged. People doing online searches Tuesday via Bing were being treated to a full-screen image of Cloud Gate, the official name of the sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park, as it reflects some of the city's skyscrapers. A "Like"...
Tribune reporterThe Bean just got binged. People doing online searches Tuesday via Bing were being treated to a full-screen image of Cloud Gate, the official name of the glassy sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park as it reflects some of the city's skyscrapers. A...
If you're out and about in downtown Chicago in the wee hours, you may see small groups of people nosing around the bases of skyscrapers, looking intently at the sidewalks — and picking up things. Those "things," in this case, are birds. Every...
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Tribune reporterAbout a dozen anti-war activists protested Boeing's annual meeting at the Field Museum of Natural History on Monday, arguing against the world's largest plane maker's production of drones and its financial support by the city of Chicago. While most...
Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org America's first planetarium has one of the world's greatest collections of antique astronomical instruments. One of those is the fully restored Gemini 12 spacecraft flown by...
Tribune reporterJust days after Boeing's 787 Dreamliner was officially cleared to fly by U.S. regulators, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said the plane's 100-day grounding did not and will not have a significant financial impact on the Chicago-based aircraft maker. McNerney,...
Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight." There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it. Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
It's dark in the rooms that hold the new exhibition at the Field Museum, dark almost like in the deep ocean where many of the featured "Creatures of Light" live. It's dim enough to get you wondering if you, too, after enough time in an environment...
For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
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