Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

Dockside Residents Will Finally Ride Like The Rest of Us

Dockside Residents Will Finally Ride Like The Rest of Us

The City-Suburban Transit Authority has agreed to add full-length buses to lines serving the Dockside community, in a reversal of current policy and in response to harsh, ongoing criticism from local activists. For years, the CSTA had maintained that Dockside’s narrow streets made maneuvering full-size buses dangerous and difficult, while residents charged that the Authority…

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Friday Facts: Budget Woes, FDR, Himmler Bay

Friday Facts: Budget Woes, FDR, Himmler Bay

:: Estimated five-year city budget deficit awaiting Maribeth Cosgrove when she is sworn in as mayor on Monday: Over $650 million :: Portion of the city budget in ten years that will have to be paid for pension and benefits, according to current union contracts : 61% :: City union contracts up for renewal this…

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Museum’s Warhol Masterpiece a Fake?

Museum’s Warhol Masterpiece a Fake?

At one time or another, most residents of our city have visited the Museum of Modern American and Canadian Art at the corner of 26th Street and Smith. What most visitors don’t know is the real story behind one of the museum’s most famous works. The controversy started in 1998, when experts began a conservation…

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The Fake Homeless Man

The Fake Homeless Man

A new piece of public art has been slightly creeping people out on the 39th and Berger Street corner of the Art Institute campus. Near the sidewalk, sitting on a waist-high granite ledge, is what appears to be a homeless person, dressed in a torn ski jacket, Cleveland Browns sweater, jeans and a pair of…

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The Lost Windfall of the Colpo di Fortuna Due

The Lost Windfall of the Colpo di Fortuna Due

The last will and testament of world-renowned sculptor Oliver Henry Munro (1913 – 2007), whose 1940 masterwork Colpo di Fortuna was credited with inspiring insurgents who liberated Ethiopia from Italian fascists, awarded his follow-up piece, Colpo di Fortuna Due, to his grandnephew Gilbert L. Carroll, a resident of our city’s South Side, and long-time employee…

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Photos of (Chinese) Food

Photos of (Chinese) Food

Chances are, if you’ve stood in a Chinese takeout restaurant at any time in the last thirty-eight years or so, staring up at the menu whole deciding what to order, you’ve seen the work of Chroma Specialized Photographic Services, Ltd. (CSPS). They’re the country’s foremost photographers of menu items for Chinese food and happen to…

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Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

:: Best views in town… the top of the World War One Memorial tower in Baxter Park… the WKVD-AM hot air balloon at the zoo… the West Side Highway… from U-City park across the river into the Downtown… 22nd floor of the City Hall Annex… any others? E-mail or comment and let us know. ::…

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