When Anne Ford interviewed Adam Selzer for the Reader in 2014, it was all about his job as a ghost tour leader. You didn’t have to read between the lines to sense that it wasn’t the perfect gig for a truth-seeking research glutton. “No matter how skeptical I tried to be, I felt like I […]
She didn’t want to talk about it. Fritzie Fritzshall survived Auschwitz, came to Chicago, and built what most of us are lucky enough to think of as a normal life, with work and marriage, a child and a home. She did it by putting her Auschwitz experience in a mental box and shutting it away. […]
The Berlin-based documentary filmmaker hopes to rescue a building in danger of destruction.
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The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opens Saturday; here’s a glimpse of what you’ll see.
Produced by the city Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, this free program celebrating the city’s creativity is Chicago’s version of the Kennedy Center Awards. Like last year’s rousing inaugural event, it will honor five stalwarts of the local arts scene, selected by DCASE and members of the mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council. The 2015 […]
The Art Institute’s “Architecture to Scale” shows works by Chicago bad-boy architect Stanley Tigerman and LA firm Zago Architecture.
The architect will receive AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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This week we zoom in on the gaudy self-park at 60 E. Lake, which is designed to resemble a Rolls-Royce.
Architect Stanley Tigerman speaks tonight at the Graham Foundation
Stanley Tigerman takes on the influence of Mies van der Rohe in a new collection of architectural essays, Schlepping Through Ambivalence.
Today we start round two of our weekly online-only feature “Variations on a Theme.”
Stanley Tigerman, Chicago architecture’s chief bad boy, takes on his own contentious career
The Wall Street Journal’s obit of Bruce Graham reads a lot like the one the Chicago Tribune had already published.