Hedy Weiss reviews a provocative new play about sex offenders at Steppenwolf Theatre, plus a new musical based on the movie “Tootsie.”
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Chicago has been the creative home to many unusual artists over its history. A new book looks at the big picture, from the Great Chicago Fire to the art scene of today.
How South Side artists charted new courses for Chicago art – and created a cultural legacy that echoes to this day.
This weekend, the largest digital art projection in the world will be projected onto a Chicago landmark. Here’s a preview of Art on the Mart.
One of Chicago’s hottest singers is on the comeback trail following a severe health scare. We catch up with Paul Marinaro at the Green Mill.
Cooler weather can present challenges to local gardeners. How to make the most of the season.
A jewel of a museum in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village has emphasized contemporary art for more than 40 years. We visit the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art for a look at its past – and future.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti joins Hedy Weiss in conversation.
The important role computer models play in predicting the impact of hurricanes. We speak with David Brannegan of Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.
Industry in Chicago and old world traditions in a rare show by a 20th century Chicago artist at Spertus Institute. We go for a look.
After more than 25 years on Michigan Avenue, the cultural organization has moved into a spectacular new space on East Wacker Drive, expanding its mission and its footprint on the city.
Tap, rap, and a whole lot more when Collaboraction’s performance festival visits the West Side.
A conversation with “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James, who tackles an ambitious series about racial disparity in a Chicago-area high school.
East meets West in an art show that began with a collection of photos found at an estate sale 27 years ago.
A new film looks at skateboarding as an escape from violence and boredom for three friends in Rockford, Illinois. We speak with director Bing Liu.
The Chicago Jazz Fest is expanding its scope and reach. We discuss what’s new – and what to expect this weekend – with Mark Kelly, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
An exhibition conveys the role of the publishers of Ebony and Jet magazines in spreading the word on black culture from their onetime offices at 820 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago museums and collectors played a critical role in the life of an American artist with an international profile. We take a look at the spectacular paintings of John Singer Sargent.
An appetizing new museum just opened in Chicago. We check out the collection of a curator with a craving.
She’s been on the scene for 10 years – and just turned 14 years old. Ada Grey tells us about her experiences as a Chicago theater critic.
Inside a new exhibition that looks at the art and legacy of the founding fathers of the museum.
A change in state law will ensure first responders are equipped with EpiPens. Meet the mother of the girl who inspired the legislation.
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Charles White is being recognized with the first major retrospective of his work since 1982.
A studio performance with harmonica hero Howard Levy and Chicago folk legend Bonnie Koloc.