Lightning struck with a wallop when the two artists met at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has a new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and in July they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Here they talk their way back in time
LAST ACT: A grand finale
One connection led to another, and then the Chicago architect James Nagle began collaborating with a Michigan couple to design a serene house for a prime lakeside site
A real-estate developer rehabs a drab property in Wicker Park into an arty bohemian retreat-shaded woodland included.
When a Victorian house came up for sale in Lake Geneva, a Chicago couple
decided that it would be a perfect site for a modern photography studio
Every move in this modern house has been calibrated to achieve a light, effortless minimalism, often with a punch of color and a flash of futurism or humor
The grand Blackstone hotel was a favorite of U.S. presidents, movie stars, smart-set Chicagoans, and jazz musicians. Now, after decades of decline, it’s beautifully buffed up and back in business
The architectural photographer Barbara Karant turns her camera on her house in Bucktown—and on her rescued greyhounds.
When the architect Rodrigo del Canto built a new house in Old Town, he linked two transparent towers and let sun-yellow curtains fly—magical realism in motion
Four decades after it first appeared, Studs Terkel’s Division Street: America is being republished. The vigorous 93-year-old shares why the book still matters.