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“It must be tall. Every inch of it tall. The force and power of altitude must be in it, the glory and pride of exultation must be in it…”—Louis Sullivan in his essay “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered,” Lippincott’s Magazine, March, 1896)
Because the Art
Sigalit Zetouni examines one of art's best friends, the Alsdorf Foundation, and an upcoming Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition.
Chicago in Visual Vocabulary
Political Art Shows Around Chicago
Aesthetics in Action
Los Angeles-born artist Mario Ybarra Jr.'s latest project compares his native city to Chicago.
Longitudes and Latitudes of Civilization
“Power is the ability to do work. Which is what maps do: they work.”
The Subject is Finance
Sigalit Zetouni explores money as a subject in art and Derivart, a Spanish interdisciplinary group that created a new field, "finance art."
Her Journey to the Water of the Earth
"Descend, bold traveler, into the crater of the jokul of Sneffels, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the calends of July, and you will attain the center of the earth; I have done this, Arne Saknussemm." —A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
The Qes Who Paints
"Painting is not just an occupation- it is my life." - Qes Adamu Tesfaw
The Installation Effect
How installations continue to redefine art
Barack Obama: Under the Lights
The first-ever Barack Obama magazine cover
The Demise of the Toboggan Run
Even if the snow does fall this season, there's no use anxiously anticipating a ride down a toboggan run. All toboggan slides in Cook County are closed indefinitely.
Gift Books for Econ Lovers
Understanding economists and joining their conversations
And the Pursuit of Happiness
Can money really buy happiness—or at least rent it?
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Worthwhile Projects or Just More Puffery and Pork?