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Best of Lollapalooza 2010

Every fest has its moments, and Lollapalooza 2010 was no exception. This year, we picked the most memorable—including best multi-generational act, greatest dance party of the year, and our favorite show for funky fan watching…

The Best and the Worst of Pitchfork 2010

Pitchfork, the city’s second largest summer music event (behind Lollapalooza), drew 54,000 to Union Park over the weekend. The usual specimens were all there: the erudite indie rock fans, the gaggles of teens, the boys in moustaches, the hipster parents with their babies in headphones…

Failed romance relic featured in Chicago History Museum exhibit, “I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot”

THE OBJECT: A House of Worth wedding gown  FIRST WORN: January 2, 1922, at Fourth Presbyterian Church CURRENT LOCATION: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.; 312-642-4600, chicagohistory.org They were the Jen and Brad of their day. Scions of two storied Chicago families, Mary Landon Baker and Allister McCormick were attractive, wealthy, gregarious, destined to … Read more

Culture Invasion! Art Chicago 2010 Opens Tomorrow at the Mart

“Exactly what is Club Nutz?” That was the question, but all I heard on the other end of the phone was the sound of hammers thumping and drills buzzing. Two days from the opening of Artropolis, Ken Tyburski, the curatorial director of NEXT, the emerging artists portion of the fair, was simultaneously trying to supervise the installation of booths and conduct an interview…