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Chicago Arts and Culture

LOOK: Gorgeous, Rare Glimpse Of Vivian Maier's Film Work

Posted 09.11.2013 | Chicago

The fascinating story of late Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier continues to unfold with new work, this time 8mm film, coming to light. Art...

Traveling Art 'Happening' Rolls Into Union Station

Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

In a nod to the '60s-era "happenings" that drew together performance artists, musicians and audiences, Union Station will be the site of a train-based...

Kim Bellware

Country 'Genius' Robbie Fulks Talks Music, Bullies And Bad Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

Artist Robbie Fulks likes a lively mealtime conversation, and if we judged him by his own criteria, he'd make a hands-down excellent dinner guest. ...

Bad News For The Field Museum

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.05.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Matt von Konrat is animated as he talks about a plant specimen pulled from the vast botanical collection at the Field Museum of Natural His...

PHOTOS: Famed 3-D Artist Shares Astonishing Drawing In Chicago

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Travelers who spotted the Colorado River running through Chicago's Union Station Wednesday may have thought their eyes were playing tricks on them. ...

WATCH: The CSO Pays One Classy Tribute To The Blackhawks

Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

There have been plenty of loving tributes to the Chicago Blackhawks in their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup, but perhaps none as classy (or classical) a...

Longtime Lyric Opera Artistic Leader Dies

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

ROME -- Bruno Bartoletti, an orchestra conductor who was associated with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a half-century, and who championed modern oper...

Kim Bellware

Jayson 'JC' Brooks On Food, Fame And The Darker Side Of Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.21.2013 | Chicago

Among Jayson Brooks' many talents, hiding out is not one of them. "As a final acceptance of my height, I've grown my hair super, super long for th...

PHOTO: Chicago's Re-Imagined In The Style Of 'Donkey Kong'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago

Navigating the more than 200 — and often poorly-delineated — neighborhoods of Chicago can feel like a trecherous maze, so Windy Citizens will find...

State Raked In $184 Million From Film Industry Boom

Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago

Story by Chloe Riley, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago Film in Chicago is booming, generating a record $184 million in spending in 2012, Gov. Pat Quinn ...

Rahm Announces New River-Centric Great Chicago Fire Festival

Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

Early Friday Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the formation of a new autumn festival that will — metaphorically speaking — set the city on fire. "...

Fresh Picks From The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

March tends to be the dumping ground for weak movies — post-highbrow Oscar film season and before the onslaught of summer blockbusters — but in Ch...