The Art Institute of Chicago chooses acting president Douglas Druick for its top job.
A new shopping festival kicks off, wearable art on the south side, and luxe threads for the kids.
Chicago Dancing Festival lunchtime program — free, today
For everything you need to know about my man — the great Mick Dumke — you got to read this.
The great rock ‘n’ roll lyricist died Monday at age 78.
Lynwood’s ban on sagging pants.
Anita and Donald Mayor report to family on their first 100 days of marriage.
NPR gives another preview of the band’s second album
Jude Appleby has posted video of artist Jeff Zimmerman working on his Oak Street Beach mural titled “You Know What You Should Do.” It’s pretty cool. Check it out after the jump:
Chicago’s Neon Marshmallow Festival expands to New York in October, with a lineup that includes Rhys Chatham, Phill Niblock, Tim Hecker, Grouper, and Loren Connors.
Pew says number of Twitter users has increased by more than 60 percent in six months
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new AGMA contract calls for 5 percent cut in base salaries
Government should take a seat on the bench, says a leading Republican congressman. Government should step up to the plate, says a leading Republican financier.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week I’ll be playing records, not just reviewing them.