Culture

Couture goes green at conservatory fashion show

A fashion show where every ensemble is freshly picked kicks off a year-long birthday celebration for Chicago's 100-year-old Garfield Park Conservatory.

over 6 years ago | Theresa Boehl

Mask-maker lives for double takes

Jeff Semmerling, a Chicago-based artist, explores the transformative power of accessories most often thought of as Halloween props. Leading theater groups use his masks.

over 6 years ago | Jack Newell

Grammy-nominated singer headlines diabetes campaign

Singer Angie Stone entertains a South Side audience and tells of her own experiences with diabetes at a weekend event designed to boost diabetes awareness among African-Americans.

almost 7 years ago | Lori Hendricks

City unveils fashion center

The new workspace at Macy's on State will be home to several young designers. The mayor hopes it will encourage rising fashion stars to stay in Chicago.

almost 7 years ago | John Greenfield

Shot glass storytelling a tradition at Sheffield's

A Lakeview bar where writers and drinkers get together to celebrate the best of oral traditions draws a literate, enthusiastic crowd with its monthly "readings under the influence."

almost 7 years ago | Shannon Delaney

South Side goes Irish, gets jiggy

South Side revelers kept up the Irish tradition Sunday afternoon, steeling themselves against Chicago temperatures with high spirits, strong spirits and a wee bit of dancing in the streets.

almost 7 years ago | Tunisia Fortson

Area filmmakers to screen short documentaries

Six short documentaries on topics ranging from maternal longings to the thoughts of young Arab men, will be shown at this month's Midwest Independent Film Festival.

almost 7 years ago | Kevin Langson

Urban 'sled' race draws a costumed crowd

Hundreds of hardy Chicagoans will dust off their racing shoes, helmets and drinking skills for the third annual Chiditarod, a shopping-cart race modeled after Alaska's famed dogsled event.

almost 7 years ago | Katie Chelminski

Old Town School dances its way across the street

It's been 10 years since the Old Town School of Folk Music expanded its facilities. The school is planning a new $13.5 million building across the street from its Lincoln Square location.

almost 7 years ago | Sara Schapmann

Cocktail party is a work of art

Clay and conversation fly as Hyde Park plays host to a very creative cocktail party.

almost 7 years ago | Viqi French

Wicker Park garden club grows out of community

Members tend local parks

almost 7 years ago | Theresa Boehl

Fitness studio puts the "X" in exercise

Not your mother's treadmill

almost 7 years ago | Katie Chelminski

Chinatown parade warms up New Year

Throngs of onlookers cheer floats

almost 7 years ago | Ben Broeren

Antigone: A powerful protest play

Loyola University production of "Burial at Thebes" revives a classic

almost 7 years ago | Antony Adolf

In the company of gang leaders

Sociologist's research took him in unexpected direction

almost 7 years ago | Bill Healy

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