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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Cuno to the Met? We'll see

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced the retirement of its longtime director, Philippe de Montebello, this month, it didn't take long for Art Institute of Chicago director James Cuno to show up on a short list of possible replacements.

Gov's son creates prison-themed board game
The son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled ''Don't Drop the Soap,'' a prison-themed game he created as part of a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Intuit gives new home to Darger's odd world on Webster Reconstructing Henry

To appreciate the outsider art of Henry Darger, it helps to know how and where he worked: in a cluttered one-room apartment in Lincoln Park, where he toiled for years on an illustrated fantasy epic, In the Realms of the Unreal, that couldn't be fully opened because the giant book was wider than the room itself. There was a bed, but he couldn't sleep in it, covered as it was with paintings, drawings and other materials; he slept in a chair instead.

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Jim DeRogatis:
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Stripped-down underground

Dining with Pat Bruno:
Italian comfort

Pat pourri

A perfect Valentine's dinner for two

Where to have that romantic dinner out (book it now!)

Hedy Weiss:
Olympia Dukakis grows a show at Victory Gardens

'Giant' fun for kids with strings attached

Bill Zwecker:
Ledger bared his soul