April 6. There’s nothing like an outdoor market to motivate me to hit the road relatively early, so it’s not too surprising that we set off for Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian) on the southeastern coast of Sicily by 9 a.m. When we arrive at around 10:45 a.m., we head straight for the island of Ortygia (or Ortigia), the oldest section of the city and find parking in a lot near the market, which is on the left-hand side as you go onto the island.
When George Cukor’s 1938 film “Holiday” hit theaters in the midst of the Great Depression it did rather poorly — and it’s easy to see why. By BRIAN BELAK.
A trip to the Sicilian city of Messina. Part of an occasional series on travel with mobility challenges. By ANNE SPISELMAN.
A trip to 53rd Street in search of one blogger’s favorite childhood grub. By GREG FAIRBANKS.
Photos of a newly opened boutique on 53rd Street. By MINGUS HOFFMAN-ZOLLER.
A discussion on school lunch with the Chicago Free School’s Lauren Beitler — and some not-so-appetizing memories. By GREG FAIRBANKS.
Scenes from classic Hyde Park eateries and a doll-making workshop at Blackstone Library. By MINGUS HOFFMAN-ZOLLER.
Two U. of C. students burn a laptop at the Point to make a point. By CARDELL PHILLIPS. Photos by STANLEY CORIOLAN.
Though it remains clearly influenced by the ghost of Hitchcock, Brian De Palma’s 1984 film “Body Double” falls flat. By BRIAN BELAK.
Families assemble a wrapping paper mural, with inspiration from Judy Ledgerwood’s new installation at the museum, “Chromatic Patterns.” By JENNET POSEY.