Theater critic Hedy Weiss joins Chicago Tonight to review a roundup of shows to see before the holidays.
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Stories by Marc Vitali
Dignified Portraits of Men and Women Who Served and the Thoughts They Carried.
Spoiler Alert – "Chicago Tonight" Got a Hot Tip about a Group that is Shaking Up Shakespeare
The news about young people in Chicago trends toward the negative, so we’re pleased to share a success story that is positively delightful.
Vivid Graphics from a Century Ago
New exhibition shines light on the artful illustrations that flowered in France during a dangerous era.
A new exhibition at The Field Museum looks beyond the Hollywood myths about vodou and gets to the heart of a spiritual and social force that remains an important part of daily life in Haiti.
We revisit the story of photographer Wallace Kirkland, who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places.
Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly Creatures
From Kenya to Brooklyn – and now Evanston – a red-hot young artist makes mythic collages from the material world.
The artist Charlotte Salomon raced against the clock to finish a pictorial autobiography as World War II closed in around her.
Join a Listening Party as the City of Chicago Pulls an All-Nighter
Chicago’s majestic Cultural Center has no small plans for the weekend. The Cultural Center will stay open overnight this Friday, Sept. 12, as part of the 2014 World Music Festival.
'Pulse of the Night' Beats in New Photo Exhibition
Intimate black-and-white photographs document the South Side nightlife of the 1970s in a just-opened show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Curator of Suburban Museum Has Sixth Sense for Finding Forgotten Artwork
A little-known Chicago artist is finally getting the attention he deserves – in Des Plaines.
Be Part of an Art Party
Don’t read the newspaper death counts this weekend. Go to a free block party on the South Side on Saturday, July 26, to celebrate good news and people doing things right.
Former Trib writer sticks to her story about author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Literary battle lines are drawn as Harper Lee denies willingly cooperating with a new book about her. The author begs to differ.
Trio of Photographers Flirt with the Law to Capture Beauty of Beastly Buildings
Three local friends routinely visit abandoned industrial sites in the Midwest, enter the buildings, and take only photos. They don’t carry crowbars or anything that might attract the attention of the police.
From The Beatles to “The Exorcist,” the surrealist artist Rene Magritte had a profound influence on pop culture
Paul McCartney is a huge fan of Rene Magritte. And then there are the album covers influenced by Magritte.