Stories by Michell Eloy

The Pop Art of Roy Lichtenstein

The Pop Art paintings of Roy Lichtenstein make a rare appearance at The Art Institute. We get a preview.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/22-6/24

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The Midwestern Native Garden

You may not know it, but the plants in your garden might be harmful to the environment. We learn how growing plants native to Illinois can boost the local ecosystem.

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Make Music Chicago

Sweet music will be made all day long Thursday in Chicago -- and around the world. We have the details from the Creative Director of Make Music Chicago.

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Chicago Could Ease Pot Laws

Mayor Emanuel wants to let cops issue tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Will the move free up police to prevent more serious crimes? Elizabeth Brackett and her guests discuss the issue.

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American Folk Art

We take a spin through the gallery of American Folk Art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/15-6/17

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Mason Bates

CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence

A nightclub setting will host members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We speak with the composer and DJ who is bringing the two worlds together.

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Composting

We learn how to reduce landfill waste through the everyday art of composting.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/8-6/10

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Blues Players Rekindle Friendship

Jimmy Burns (left) and Rockin' Johnny

A Chicago blues guitarist stages a comeback with a little help from his friends.

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Collapse of Pension Reform

With the state's pension liability at $83 billion, we look at the collapse of pension reform in Springfield and what legislative leaders may be talking about on Wednesday.

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Transit of Venus

One of the rarest astronomical events happens on Tuesday. We hear from the Adler Planetarium about what it is and how you can view it.
 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/1 - 6/3

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Brian Henson

Brian Henson joins us to talk about the R-rated stage show he created with world-renowned Jim Henson puppeteers.

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Emanuel & McCarthy Address Weekend Violence

Mayor Emanuel and Police Supt. McCarthy react to a bloody and deadly Memorial Day weekend and outline a new, high-tech, anti-gang strategy. Eddie Arruza has the latest.

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The Pop Art of Roy Lichtenstein

The Pop Art paintings of Roy Lichtenstein make a rare appearance at The Art Institute. We get a preview.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 5/25-5/28

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Extreme Mammals

Uintatherium, Courtesy The Field Museum © AMNH/ D. Finn

Scientists from The Field Museum join us to talk about a new "extreme" exhibit that opens on Friday.

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Chicago Prepares to Host NATO Protesters

As the NATO summit draws increasingly closer, Chicagoans are preparing for an influx of people traveling to protest the international gathering.

Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Hedy Weiss

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy bring the heat in The Iceman Cometh. Hedy Weiss reviews this, and three other highly recommended shows currently on Chicago stages.

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Latest NATO News

Anti-NATO activists stage a demonstration, and then get arrested. Is it a prelude of what's to come? We have a full rundown of what to expect for the upcoming NATO summit.

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Do The Write Thing

A nationwide essay competition pushes Chicago students to confront youth violence and its effects.

Local Chefs Win Top Honors

Bruce Sherman, Best Chef, Great Lakes

Chicago's Mindy Segal reacts to being named the best pastry chef in the country. We hear from Segal and North Pond's Bruce Sherman about their James Beard awards.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mindy's Hot Chocolate

On the heels of her “Outstanding Pastry Chef” award from the James Beard Foundation, Mindy Segal is reopening her Bucktown restaurant under a new name with a redesigned menu.