Peggy Carr

January 31, 2016: January 31, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS As an actress in the 1933-1934 Century of Progress – Chicago’s World’s Fair – Peggy Wiley Carr remembers just why this exposition broke attendance and financial records in the height of the Depression. From Peggy’s vantage point on the Enchanted Island (set on […]

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Gloria Groom: The Van Gogh Vanguard

January 24, 2016: January 24, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS Vincent Van Gogh’s grand niece and nephew will arrive from the Netherlands for the Old Master’s Society of the Art Institute’s Gala on February 20, celebrating the opening of “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms.” An exact replica of the bedroom, ephemera collected by the artist (such […]

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Chicago Ballerina at Center Stage in Copenhagen

January 24, 2016:   January 24, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS     Fairy tales come true. Just ask Caroline Baldwin. The breathtakingly beautiful ballerina – who recently danced the dual leads of Odette and Odile in “Swan Lake” at the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen – was just eleven when she first […]

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The Revels

January 17, 2016:   January 17, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS     Breaking news: Donald Trump, using the pseudonym Frumprich, is plotting to take over a University of Chicago dormitory with plans to turn it into a posh hotel for alumni returning for reunion weekend. He and his cohorts are searching for […]

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Elise Paschen: Poetry in Motion

January 10, 2016:   January 10, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   When Elise Paschen approached the microphone at the Poetry Foundation recently for a reading from her upcoming collection of dream narratives, The Nightlife, the many reasons why she is an internationally acclaimed poet and radiant person surely sprang to everyone’s mind. […]

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Women to Watch, Part II

January 10, 2016:   January 10, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS     Sarah Ames Marathoner If you were to watch marathon runner and Chicago lawyer, Sarah Ames, this month, you would catch a glimpse of her on each of the seven continents. Starting from Antarctica on January 23, and ending in Sydney […]

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The New Shearling

January 10, 2016: By Alice York

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Women to Watch, Part I

January 3, 2016:   January 03, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS     These women must have had great New Year’s Resolutions last year — look what they have accomplished! We are so proud to feature them as “Women to Watch” in this first of a two-part series and can’t wait to see […]

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Pierre Cardin

January 3, 2016:   January 03, 2016 BY STUART MESIRES       On my recent trip to Paris, I visited the Musée Pierre Cardin located in the Marais neighborhood. It showcases an amazing collection of Pierre Cardin’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and furniture, ranging from his earliest pieces to contemporary ones. It is […]

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Books, Books, Books

January 3, 2016:   January 03, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   Whether you are on a beach or in a blizzard, books seemed just the right January topic. I asked a few friends, some authors, some not: What books are currently can’t you put down and what are your all-time favorites? I […]

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