Eviscerating the Tauntaun: Inside the Proposed Lucas Museum
Sep28

Eviscerating the Tauntaun: Inside the Proposed Lucas Museum

A lot of pixels have been lit (the modern equivalent of spilling ink) since it was first announced that legendary Hollywood filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a new museum in Chicago.  Keyboards started clacking even more furiously when a slice of public lakefront land was offered to the science fiction pace setter for a token amount. Whether the lakefront lease for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a good idea or a bad idea is...

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Lucas Wars: The Esquires Strike Back
Sep21

Lucas Wars: The Esquires Strike Back

Late last week we showed you the latest design renderings for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the lakefront. In response, Friends of the Parks, the group that is suing to block the museum, put out what may be the shortest press release in Chicago news history: “The new design doesn’t change Friends of the Parks’ position. The problem is not the design. It’s the placement of this private institution on public trust land....

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Slice of Life: Science Center Light Show

Pink Floyd and laser beams aren’t the only light show at the Adler Planetarium (1300 South Lake Shore Drive).   This is what happens when the low, late-winter sun hits the prisms in the front door — it throws a volley of rainbows and light beams across the...

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