More than 900 guests went “wild” at the 36th annual Zoo Ball, held by the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo. Along with drinks, dinner and dancing, the event featured a performance by KC and the Sunshine Band. More than $1 million was raised for the Lincoln Park Zoo.
There is a reason why reality TV shows have become so popular. I have no doubt it’s due to the public demanding more authenticity in their lives and from what they see on TV. I don’t believe the majority of reality shows have delivered on their authenticity, but I do believe that we catch glimpses of real emotion in them that effect us and make us want more.
For architecture buffs, it’s hard to miss the prominent Prairie-style Glencoe home at 783 Vernon that was built in 2000 and is now on the market for $1.69 million. According to the owners, they wanted to build a new house that looked like a Frank Lloyd Wright creation, blending modern construction and conveniences with his iconic, beautiful style. But local architecture experts have a different take. “Why buy something ersatz when you can get the real deal — which is a work of art in its own right — and update it and still spend less?” says Chicago architect John Eifler, noted for both his restoration expertise on historic structures and new designs.
‘Curiouser and curiouser.” Such are the shadow boxes of self-taught artist Joseph Cornell. Not exactly an outsider, yet never quite mainstream, Cornell spent his life with his mother in Queens — but his wild imagination often led him far from home. Laboring in his basement workshop, he used a dizzying variety of bric-a-brac — feathers, photos, toys, bottles — to create strange, dreamlike scenarios and jarring juxtapositions within small boxes. This month, Mike Brayndick, playwright and artistic director of On the Spot Theatre Company, ponders the life of this singular artist with “How to Make a Rainbow.”