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Tribune reviewed Chronicles of Old Chicago

Clockwise from top left: Abraham Lincoln, Maurine Watkins, Mrs. O'Leary, Al Capone, Gloria Swanson, John Dillinger, Charlie Chaplin, Jane Addams, Muddy Waters, Captain Streeter

Chronicles of Old Chicago is reviewed highly by Chicago Tribune. This is a must-read book for American history buffs, Chicago residents, baseball fans, political historians, tourists, and you! “Though “newer Chicagoans” are here (the late Roger Ebert, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama), it is the “old Chicago” of the title that is the real star, the Chicago of the popular ... Read More »

Chronicles of Old Chicago

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Discover the fascinating history of Chicago through 24 dramatic, fact-filled, humorous true stories about the events and colorful characters that make up Chicago’s history. From Potawatomi Indians, to the reviled Al Capone to the esteemed Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama, author and tour guide Adam Selzer outlines the history of the city, from the Great Fire of 1871, famous ... Read More »

News: Art From Picture Books, Chicago

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A new exhibition has opened in Chicago’s Art Institute which takes a look at the sometimes overlooked, yet beautiful illustrations in children’s books. The show entitled Everyday Adventures Growing Up: Art from Picture Books, highlights three different illustrators, Nancy Carlson, Peter McCarty, and Timothy Basil Ering. About the artists from the museum’s website: Nancy Carlson, award-winning illustrator of more than ... Read More »

Caravaggio in Chicago

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If all our talk of our upcoming guide to Art + Travel Europe has you thirsting to see the real thing, then you’re in luck–well, at least if you live in Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City’s premier art museum, is currently hosting Caravaggio’s 1601 masterpiece Read More »

Hughes Homage: The Director’s Chicago

There are those films which stick with you your entire life, and those that define an era. It happens that a lot of them were directed by John Hughes — ‘Sixteen Candles’ and the ‘Breakfast Club,’ anyone? The director who helped define the ’80s passed away today at 59 years old, according to reports by the Associated Press.  A tour of Hughes’ ... Read More »

Crime Scenes: Chicago’s Public Enemy Tour

Johnny Depp plays the dapper gangster John Dillinger in Public Enemies, a film about the Depression-era bank robbers that plagued cities like Chicago. Before you see it, brush up on your gangster history. For a look at the real-life public enemies and their hangouts, head over to Time Out Chicago for the Ultimate Dillinger Tour, a primer in mob livin’. ... Read More »

Ah, Paris of the 1920s

Group portrait of American and European artists and performers in Paris: Man Ray, Mina Loy,
Tristan Tzara, Jean Cocteau, Ezra Pound, Jane Heap, Kiki de Montparnasse, c. 1920s

John Baxter’s new book, The Golden Moments of Paris, got exciting reviews.Here’s the review by June Sawyers of the Chicago Trubune.   Paris, especially the Paris between the two world wars, continues to resonate with many people around the globe. The city has had many golden ages but probably none as famous as the 1920s: the Paris of the Lost ... Read More »

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity to Open at the Metropolitan Museum on February 26

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The latest fashion . . . is absolutely necessary for a painting. It’s what matters most. —Édouard Manet, 1881   Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries.   Nearly 80 paintings by Impressionist masters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, ... Read More »

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