Tim Burton’s 1994 film Ed Wood plays like a cult film by — and for — members of the cult of bad cinema. By BRIAN BELAK.
Director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s 2012 film “Neighboring Sounds” offers an intimate character study set in middle class Brazil. By BRIAN BELAK.
Rockefeller Chapel welcomes the new season with a didjeridu performance from the Chicago Didjeridu Chorus. By JENNET POSEY.
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park graffiti wall is one of the last remaining places where aspiring graffiti artists can take their time, hone their skill and put their work on public display. “It’s a place that really anybody can go and do some public art and express yourself and other people will(…)
This week marks the debut of a new Herald Blog photographer (or “blogtographer,” as we like to say here in the office): Mingus! Below are some shots Mingus took at barbershops around Hyde Park. Stay tuned for more!
By Anne Spiselman Ragusa in southeastern Sicily seems designed to confound the geographically challenged. It’s really two towns, Ragusa Ibla and more recent Ragusa, separated by a gorge, and although the older Ibla also is called “Ragusa Inferiore,” or “lower,” it spreads out over a high cliff that just isn’t as high as the one(…)
By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Passiveaggressivenotes.com brought this neighborhood gem to reporter Lindsay Welbers’ attention: A note taped to a wooden bulletin board, standing over a pothole lazily covered with two wooden slabs and a perpendicular concrete block, near the intersection of 59th Street and Dorchester Avenue. The mock letter from Mayor Emanuel, photographed on Sept. 13, takes several(…)
It’s almost time for perfect hiking weather! If Jackson Park isn’t rural enough for your taste, here are a few options for serious woodland acreage, available to Hyde Parkers by public transit. The Des Plains River Trail spans across two systems of forest preserves. The Lake County Forest Preserve system has the northern half of(…)
Although a character from a certain liquor commercial lays claim to the title “most interesting man in the world” (don’t get the reference?), we at HeraldBlog feel it belongs to two-time contributor Kenneth Xavier Zehir. Here is the second of his incredibly debonair series on smoking pipes. It’s transcribed below as received in the mail,(…)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013. We’ve decided to start slowly, close to home, rather than rushing out to see Sicily’s most famous sights all at once. Jet lag being what it is, and lingering on our terrace in the warm sunlight with morning coffee (espresso and hot milk) being so enjoyable, we don’t get out of(…)