From TV commercials to a legendary South Side art center, a new four-part series explores the creative movements, people and institutions of Chicago over the last 125 years.
A critically acclaimed stage production by Albany Park Theater Project makes its television debut on WTTW Thursday night.
12-Hour Performance to Feature 32 Greek Tragedies
Last summer, Sean Graney, founder of The Hypocrites, debuted All Our Tragic, his lengthy adaptation of every extant Greek tragedy. As the performance returns to the stage, we revisit our story on the 12-hour play.
Writer Daniel Borzutzky brings his students at Chicago City College's Wright College into a more direct connection with their literary birthright, one often damaged by immigration and war.
Alison Ruttan examines the cyclical nature of war by making ceramic models of the Iraq-Kuwait War's Highway of Death and the 2006 retaliatory bombing of Beirut by Israel. Her toy-sized cars and tabletop models of bombed out buildings are a departure for the artist, who most recently worked in photography and video.
Architect John Vinci is honored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Filmmaker Michael Caplan discusses the first completed documentary on National Book Award winning Chicago author, Nelson Algren.
Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander celebrates her new album at Hyde Park Jazz Festival.
A new book brings together 152 portraits from the Chicago Tribune archives. We'll talk with the Tribune Picture Editor Michael Zajakowski about the pictures and the people behind them.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is taking the residue of human waste from their water filtration process and transforming into a powerful soil additive/fertilizer that is used in parks, golf courses, and farms throughout the area.
We visit Chicago soul band J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound.
In the heart of Chicago, shaded by the afternoon shadow of Michigan Avenue skyscrapers, watered by the mist of Buckingham Fountain wafting through the air, is a farm. The surprising site is one of many small, sustainable, organic farms that have been created and are run by Growing Power, an organization that teaches farming and entrepreneurial skills to kids in Cabrini Green, Altgeld Gardens, Roosevelt Square and other places around the city. We take a look inside. Read an interview with Monte Henige, CEO of Tru Fragrance, a fragrance development company that uses ingredients from Growing Power Chicago in their products.