Review: Road Show

This weekend, I attended my final Sondheim show for the month: Road Show. It is playing at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. It’s a more recent musical based on the life of the Mizner brothers who try to find success in America. The brothers are very different in temperament. Wilson is the con-man, full of verve and […]

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Clara and Tiffany Lamps

Yesterday, I celebrated SWAN day learning about Clara Driscoll and her work for Tiffany glass at the Driehaus Museum in Streeterville. It’s a museum that I’ve been meaning to go for a while. It’s this beautiful house on Erie that has intrigued me for almost two years. It has magnificent Halloween decorations; they have an […]

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George’s Ice Cream and Sweets

So last night after the Jimmy Carter book signing, my friend and I checked out George’s Ice Cream and Sweets in Andersonville. It had been written up in that list of best hot chocolate places in Chicago for 2012. The author had talked a lot about their interesting flavors of hot chocolate, namely Nutella. So […]

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SWAN Day Part 2 and Reviews

I talked yesterday about the upcoming 7th annual International SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now). I’m going to talk about my experiences with my first SWAN Day. This day is important to me since I really believe in the mission of WITASWAN. It’s important to try to support all viewpoints in the arts. I felt […]

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SWAN Day

This Saturday is the Seventh Annual SWAN day or Support Women Artists Now. SWAN day started as part of a collaboration between Chicago’s WITASWAN (Women Artists in the Audience Supporting Women Arts Now) led by my esteemed friend Jan Huttner and WomenArts. The initiative WITASWAN is a a conscious effort to support women in film. […]

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Review: The Wind Rises

I don’t normally talk about recently released movies in this blog, but I’m going to make an exception for Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. There are very few directors/writers that I will see pretty much anything they make. Miyazaki and now Joss Wheadon are the exceptions. I’ve been a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki since […]

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