When a prominent lawyer opened up his bank account to a charming young man, his wife put her foot down. Then she paid the ultimate price.
MIT grad, martial artist, movie stuntwoman, and — maybe — a licensed pilot? The local multihyphenate talked to us about her myriad passions and second novel, Null Set.
What’s it like spending every moment obsessing about creating the perfect doughnut? Or checking at 3 a.m. to see if the menu is updated online? The woman behind Michelin-starred Elizabeth takes us inside her frenzied world.
When it comes to artistic representation, whether high (Kafka’s Metamorphosis) or low (Men in Black), insects tend to inspire fear and revulsion. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Petra Sierwald, an associate curator at the Field Museum. The German-born scientist consulted on its exhibit Fantastic Bug Encounters! (opening June 28), which features … Read more
On the eve of the Civil War, Chicagoans rallied to protect 20-year-old Eliza Grayson.
Joshua Abrams’s résumé is a virtual history of local music over the past three decades: house bassist at Fred Anderson’s storied (and now-shuttered) jazz venue Velvet Lounge, member of the experimental group Town and Country, and frequent player with the instrumental rock band Tortoise. But when Abrams, 45, formed Natural Information Society in 2010, he … Read more
Researchers are probing the most fundamental aspects of human consciousness. What they’ve found will change the way you think about the past — and the future.
Beatrix’s pastry chef shares a recipe that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.
On June 23, Free Street Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary with pop-up performances across the city. Artistic director Coya Paz outlines the plan.
At the Lincoln Park store, you can kayak to Chinatown, get outfitted for an expedition, or have your bike tuned up.