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Revamping Lake Shore Drive
Jul. 30, 2013
The city is planning to revamp Lake Shore Drive to make it more accommodating to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. What will this mean for your commute? How would you change Lake Shore Drive?
Artists turn up volume on gun violence debate
Jul. 17, 2013
In two very different examinations of gang culture, James Pate and Cheryl Pope find new ways to talk about gun violence.
Lego city harnesses the power of collective building
Jul. 12, 2013
Would-be architects and subversive urban planners take note: join fellow builders this weekend to construct a vast miniature city made entirely from Legos.
Fashion & sports
Jun. 24, 2013
Cheryl Raye-Stout talks sports, and the great Impressionist painters depict the dashing fashions of the time.[View the story "Morning Shift: Border Police and Fashion Police" on Storify]
Why Theaster Gates is Chicago's greatest contemporary artist
May. 23, 2013
Theaster Gates is Chicago. In a city full of artists of a variety of different artistic practices, Gates rises above the rest to create multidisciplinary works that speak to the spirit, anxieties, and troubles of Chicago itself.
Zimbabwean filmmaker, novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga
May. 6, 2013
Tsitsi Dangarembga has made history and developed an international reputation with her groundbreaking novels and films about women’s life in Zimbabwe.
Fashion inspiration, SAIC style
May. 3, 2013
Stride on over to ‘The Walk’, the School of the Art Institute’s 70th annual student fashion show, where menswear, masks and minimalism ruled the runway.
Why River North is still a hub for Chicago's visual art
May. 1, 2013
For a variety of artists and audiences, River North – despite its geography, historical significance and density of gallery spaces – is an inaccessible hub.
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