| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chicago's Oldest Living Hipster lives in Edgewater, on the North Side. He is 92 but looks 83. He lives behind a wrought-iron fence, surrounded on all sides by the drabbest of stone-colored apartment complexes.
His home is a small castle, built a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:56 PM
“Spring Fling,” a large mural by artist David F. Heatwole, is set to be unveiled April 21 in downtown Martinsburg, one water balloon splat at a time.
For the unveiling at 301 N. Queen St., Heatwole is inviting people to throw water balloons...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
It's 1958. Painter Mark Rothko is at the height of his fame, and has accepted one of the most ambitious commissions of the 20th century: to create a series of large canvases for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram Building...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Bottle Works and Art Works are teaming up for an exhibition and workshop package that highlights artwork depicting Johnstown and Cambria County.
“Scenes of Johnstown and Cambria County” is scheduled to open from 4 to 8 p.m. April 14. The...
| Jan 27, 2012
They wrestle. They race. Tails held high, they welcome newcomers to their play group. Charlie, a Rottweiler, and her Weimaraner buddy, Vincent, are in their glory at Riley's Run dog park. Their masters chat for hours before the pooches collapse, ready for...
| May 10, 2012
| 5:18 PM
James Fitzpatrick leans back in a huge black office chair with wheels and points at a projection on a screen in the front of the classroom, not far from the Soccer Barbie dolls and a clock featuring the portrait of French writer Voltaire.
"Here is the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:44 AM
A large drawing hangs behind Doreen Bolger's desk, dripping with the words "Forward in all directions."
The phrase, drawn with bleach on dark paper by Baltimore artist Colin Benjamin, has become something of a mantra for Bolger, the director of the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:05 AM
The dB's -- one of the greatest, most-overlooked rock bands of the 1980s -- is back together with its original lineup and a new album of fresh material.
For me, this is more exciting than the Beach Boys mending fences with Brian Wilson.
The new dB's...
| Jul 12, 2012
As the former executive chef of the Ritz-Carlton Dining Room and Seasons, Kevin Hickey knows fine dining. He also knows when the writing is on the wall.
"We saw the dining trend going much more casual," says Allium executive chef Hickey. "We saw the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:38 AM
Critics are idiots.
Now usually when I say that, it’s to complain about them praising a horrible French film. This time it’s for the bad reviews Contraband is getting.
Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a great picture. It’s...