Common crossword answers.
Liz Weck’s Dolly Parton tattoo.
This week’s Chicagoan: Marc Lazar, autism specialist
New music from the guy behind the Dutchess & the Duke
A new sound art-conference comes to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this November; former Chicagoans David Grubbs and Seth Kim-Cohen will be among the presenters.
The Poetry Foundation has apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android
The dangers of high heels.
Do children learn more from direct instruction or from their own active exploration?
Gregory Miskiw has turned up in scandals in London and Chicago
Beginning August 1, filmmaker Jason Elewski will spend 72 straight hours watching movies—in public.
Act One Studios goes the charity route and survives.
A round-up of weather-related reporting.
New e-book analyzes defeat of Chicago’s Olympics bid
Should a city native still feel guilty about moving to the suburbs? No, says Nicholas Lemann.
This year’s Umbrella Music Festival features Franz Hautzinger, Ab Baars, Sten Sandell, Tim Berne, John Butcher, Marshall Allen, and Mary Halvorson.