Author and associate professor of anthropology Rebecca S. Graff will discuss her book Disposing of Modernity and her archaeological digs at the site of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park.
As the weather gets warmer, Chicago residents might find themselves venturing to one of the many park fieldhouses across the city. But did you know that the concept of fieldhouses were introduced in Chicago?
The Chicago 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, often called the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, lives on through pictures and writing, architecture and art. Some of Chicago's parks feature replicas of World's Fair statues, with surprising stories of how they got there.
I think we can all agree that this past year was the weirdest movie era that Hollywood has ever seen. In a recent study by University of Chicago, it was found that horror movie fans were able to cope with the pandemic better than people who did not watch horror. If you're like me and like to dive into fictional fear to cope with the anxiety of everyday life, here are some recent scary movies to thrill you.
In partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center, park historian Julia Bachrach highlights two major architectural themes in park history: the Museum of Scie
This blog post was researched and created in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Diversity in clinical research trials, such as the COVID-19 vaccine trials, is scientifically important. Testing medications on different people helps researchers develop drugs that will work well for everyone. This is also a way to learn about how side…
Does lounging in a cemetery seem a bit morbid? It wasn’t always thought of that way. In the early 1800s, cemeteries were more akin to how we think of public parks.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia has themes of horror, mystery and thriller all in one package, which is a perfect combination in my opinion. The setting of Mexican Gothic is a place that I will not soon forget: High Place, a remote hilltop estate in the Mexican countryside, a manor that is rumored to make…
When people think of Chicago landmarks, they often think of Willis Tower, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. But what about landmarks in the neighborhoods?
Think you know everything about famous Chicagoans in history? Test your knowledge and learn more with this quiz from bloggers Allyson, Betsy, Chloe, Felicia, Johanna, Michelle, Sarah and Sarah D…