Leah Averick says she lost her equilibrium several years ago when she got the news she was to become a mother-in-law. “I didn’t know what to do or say. Why was I feeling this way? I should have been happy. Other people told me that my future daughter-in-law would be like a daughter to me, […]
It’s a Saturday morning in River North. Ellen Kamerling and Joanna Pinsky are leading a group of 25 women and a few men around a gallery, and they have stopped in front of a glass object by Bertil Vallien. “Do you see this piece as whimsical?” Kamerling asks the group. “The canoe shape is phallic,” […]
For a thousand dollars Jeffrey Mayer will go through your clutter, piece by piece, and tell you to throw it all away.
“Nerdy. You’ve got to act a lot more nerdy,” director Jim Gill tells Charlie Miller, a Winnetka teenager, at rehearsal. “You’re walking onstage too cool. So there’s not enough contrast when you walk off really cool. Do something like this: put your hands in your pockets, head down, and take these really nerdy itty-bitty steps […]
Marty Moltz, 45, is a state appellate prosecutor who has argued more cases in the reviewing courts of Illinois than any other lawyer in history. A former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, Moltz dreams of becoming a circuit court judge. Before she died, Moltz says, his mother used to tell him […]
OK, so it’s not exactly a restaurant.
A woman at one side of the room has a question: “You know those corsets with the built-in garter belts? The ones that are real stiff along the sides? What’s the best way to get those off?” “You’ve got to remove the bones along the sides,” says the instructor. “Get rid of the bones right […]
Most of the correspondence I get from the managers of my apartment building concerns repairs (Please be patient . . . ) or lease renewals (Please be prompt . . . ), so I was surprised to receive their invitation to “An Evening With the Three Little Bears,” by which they meant Diana Ditka, Connie […]
A few weeks ago, my friend Barbara and I traipsed south on Michigan Avenue to the 11th Street Theatre to hear a lecture by Joseph Chilton Pearce. Barbara and I go back several years, to the days when we were new mothers, nervous and doting. We regularly attended La Leche League meetings, which helped us […]