| Jan 17, 2010
Before we turn to an assessment of Aqua, a new residential skyscraper in Chicago, permit me a quick (and relevant!) detour to a sidewalk news conference in Lower Manhattan, held recently at the foot of the under-construction Beekman Tower.
We join the...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously urged officials at the California High Speed Rail Authority today to consider two proposed alternatives for the bullet train stop at Union Station downtown. Councilman Ed Reyes said the alternatives were crucial to...
| Oct 4, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Evan Lysacek, a native of the Chicago area, has called Los Angeles home since he moved here in 2003 to train in El Segundo with renowned coach Frank Carroll. With Carroll standing at the boards to support him, he won......
| Apr 21, 2008
When Mark Rios takes the microphone Tuesday evening at a public hearing inside Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, he'll be presenting two very different designs for the new civic park downtown. The first is what his Los Angeles firm, Rios Clementi Hale Studios,...
| Jan 24, 2008
Artist Gordon Halloran, as befitting his Canadian roots, works in ice. His bold abstract paintings will be part of a celebration of winter at Chicago's Millennium Park from Friday to Feb. 29. The installation will incorporate a brilliantly colored, 95-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The dates are in for next year’s city-sponsored festivals and arts series. Among the highlights:
Chicago WinterDance (dance lessons and live music): Jan. 3-5, 2014, at the Chicago Cultural Center.
OnEdge (a new performance series): Jan. 11-Feb...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Block 37 108 N. State St., second floor corridor
The popular Wicker Park food fest moves indoors with pop-up lunches—and a view overlooking Christkindlmarket—featuring freshly prepared bites from a rotating lineup of...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Be honest. When you get city-branded gifts like an “I Love NYC” t-shirt or a “Chicago Rocks” coffee mug, you just want to roll your eyes and exclaim in exasperation, “Gee, thanks so much for thinking of me.”
| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 23, 2013
If a wealthy person writes a large check to a worthy cultural organization, does that constitute an act of leadership? It's an interesting question.
You'd think it must, since that increasingly has become the descriptive word of choice, along with...
| Nov 25, 2013
'Tis the season for Aunt Mary, and host we now our dear friend Harold.
As if the stress of the holidays isn't enough on it's own, you have friends and family in town coming into town and get the added joy of serving as yuletide tour guide to your...