The recent Bertrand Goldberg retrospective was a great opportunity to get re-acquainted with a familiar and fantastic part of Chicago's skyline - Marina City. My favorite part was this companion exhibit - nothing like a museum-sanctioned snoop around someone else's living space!
When Thomas Malthus published his essay on population in 1798, it would have been hard for him to imagine the accelerated increase in global population in the last century.
However, his theory connecting population with the land's yield is getting an update.
Al Gini looks at concerns of an increasing population in the modern world and recent findings that suggest our greatest concern is only six inches deep.
Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the department of management at Loyola University Chicago.
It's been hard to get into a wintry state of mind this January, given the season had been such a non-starter in Chicago. So I'm taking the recent thermometer drop and falling flakes as a much-needed jump start from Jack Frost. But if you don't enjoy this weather take heart - like gardeners around the world music programmers are already planting visions of spring. Coachella announced their line-up this week - I got the word via two of my favorite music junkies: long-time Chicago music curator Brian Keigher and my niece, Jessica! Kevin Warwick’s column in the Reader also taps into the fan frenzy some reunions in the line-up are feeding. And it’s not just "desert in the spring" tunes folks are singing.