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Visit Chicago's Worst Museums

The Second City | Posted 12.14.2014 | Chicago
The Second City

Though the city easily deserves the top spot in the rankings, a fair number of Chicago museums deserve to round out the bottom. Here's a sampling of the least popular museums Chicago has to offer.

EXPO/CHICAGO 2014, an Artistic and Commercial Success

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

Alvaro Alcazar of his eponymous gallery in Madrid uttered, "As soon as I saw who was coming into my gallery space at Thursday's opening, I knew I was at the right fair."

Jan Brosious, Photographer and Natvar Bhavsar, Renowned Painter, Support Each Other's Careers

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Carole Mallory

In 1965, as a fellow art teacher, I met Jan Brosious when we shared a supply closet in Springfield Junior High School in Del. Co. Pa. She was always ...

...Got Art?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

August is here, and there's still plenty of art to see and things to do to alleviate those end of summer blues. From dance to theatre to public art, this blog offers lots of options for making the most of the dog days of summer.

Billy Corgan's a Pumpkin 'No Matter Who's Around Me'; The Darkness Serve Up 'Hot Cakes'

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The new Pumpkins record is called Oceania, a 13-track album that's part of their grander 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.

Adam Yauch on Happiness: Part One

Randy Taran | Posted 07.10.2012 | Celebrity
Randy Taran

"Everything we do affects other people. Every action that we take has some motivation of either being selfish or altruistic. All that adds up."

Open Letter to the Miami Radio Stations

Joanna Popper | Posted 07.10.2012 | Miami
Joanna Popper

Why have Miami Radio Stations not played any Beastie Boys songs since MCA died May 4?

Beastie Boys Hit With Big Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment

Today in really unfortunate timing: The Beastie Boys have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over samples used on Licensed to Ill and Paul...

"A Flow Master in Disaster With a Sound That's Gone" - Adam Yauch

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Yauch was not only a musical pioneer with Beasties; he was an activist and humanitarian. Wherever there was injustice, there was Yauch, wherever there was a voice to be given to the voiceless, there was Yauch.

RIP MCA: Looking at My Gucci, It's About That Time

Joanna Popper | Posted 07.08.2012 | Miami
Joanna Popper

At my 20th high school year reunion, the Beastie Boys brought us back to our raging, hormonal innocence where we learned that it might be okay to be ourselves because the Beasties were doing it.

WATCH: Coldplay Honors MCA With Live Cover

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment

As the unfortunate news of Adam "MCA" Yauch's passing spread across the internet, countless musicians and celebrities penned tributes to honor the Bea...

Readers Remember MCA's Best Beastie Boys Lyrics

Posted 05.04.2012 | Entertainment

As fans around the world mourn the death of the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who passed away Friday morning at the age of 47 after a three-year battle wi...

Beastie Boys' MCA Dies After Battling Cancer

Posted 05.09.2012 | Celebrity

Adam Yauch, a member of the Beastie Boys who performed under the stage name MCA, is dead. The group confirmed the sad news on its website, issuing the...

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induct The Beastie Boys

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 05.04.2012 | Entertainment

UPDATE: According to news reports, Beastie Boys founding member Adam Yauch has died at age 47. The original story continues below. The Beastie Boys...

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Video)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

While we walk the corridors of the museum and throughout the superb exhibit Pandora's Box, Mr. Darling talks about the importance of the museum creating a safe space to ask questions, and ways we can all relate to art.

Weekend Plans: Disco, Bears and Weiners

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

Chicago may be feeling a little used and abused this week, with many residents fleeing for the Labor Day weekend, while North Coast Music Festival bri...

This Week On The Cheap: Free Iron And Wine Concert, Outdoor Yoga

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

While the beaches, the festivals and the weather are all great things about Chicago in the summer, it's also the best time to take advantage of free o...

This Week's Deals: Free Music, Half-Price Wine And More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

The forecast calls for more rain, but that doesn't mean we should all stay inside and search for Los Angeles apartments on Craigslist. There are plent...

Powerful Jim Nutt Exhibit Opens at Chicago's MCA

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Slowly and meticulously, Nutt sometimes takes a year to complete a single portrait. And it's portraits of imaginary women that have been Nutt's forte for decades.

First Fridays At MCA: Bollywood In Chicago

Chicagoist | Chuck Sudo in Arts & Events on November 5, 2010 10:40 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The "First Fridays" events at the Museum of Contemporary Art are usually themed affairs that also double as one of the more popular meet markets in to...

CURATOR INTERVIEW: Michael Darling, New Curator At Chicago's Museum Of Contemporary Art Opens Up

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

On the job just a month, Michael Darling is the new Head Curator of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Chosen by Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Da...

New Manual for Military Commissions Disregards the Commander-in-Chief, Congressional Intent and the Laws of War

David Frakt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Frakt

The Obama administration's decision to press forward with the first war crimes trial of a child soldier in modern history is unfathomable, and ensuring a conviction by attempting to rewrite the law to create a new war crime is reprehensible.

Calder and the Kids

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paul Klein

None among us has seen a full blown Calder exhibition, nor one as impressive or as beautifully installed as that which is about to open at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art..

Heartland: Smart Art

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

For any museum to mount two original, innovative and relevant shows in a row is rare. The Smart Museum has done precisely that.

New MCC CEO Ready to Roll?

Sheila Herrling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Herrling

Word has it that the Administration's candidate for the Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO has cleared the arduous vetting process.