The new Art Institute of Chicago exhibition, Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, is the first of its kind to look exclusively at the ways in which the Impressionists used fashion to communicate the idea of "modern." View a slideshow and read excerpts from the fashion catalogue.
Our panel of book lovers – Rebecca Johns, Al Gini and Susan Nussbaum -- breaks down the titles you absolutely must read this summer. View their top picks.
Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli were a husband and wife design team who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and then struck out on their own. Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson joins us to talk about this artistic power couple, and a new show of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center. View a slideshow, read a book excerpt and watch a video.
America’s biggest comedy fest enjoys its fifth anniversary year with a diverse group of performers. From the “Just for Laughs” festival, we’ll be joined by Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Brian Babylon (Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me) and renowned improv performer Susan Messing for a freewheeling conversation about Chicago’s key role in the art of comedy. Read a Q&A.
A highly successful TV journalist changed careers and is now making a name for herself in music. We meet Rondi Charleston.
Radio host Bill McGlaughlin joins us to talk about 10 years on the radio and a lifetime of "Exploring Music."
We meet the filmmakers who have made a career out of restoring Rolling Stones movies.
A new art show turns back the clock 100 years for a look at the historic Armory Show -- the art exhibition that shocked Chicago.
'The Cave Paintings of Lascaux'
The famous Lascaux Caves of southern France -- or at least a life-sized replica of them --are now in Chicago. We have a preview of the new exhibit at the Field Museum.