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Culture Tue Aug 31 2010

Chicago's Culture: Downtown and Beyond

A columnist at the Associated Press has compiled a list of what's "hot" in Chicago culture and narrowed it down to her top five picks.

Of course, the list contains notable institutions such as the Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago--two that would be featured on anyone's list. As we all know though, there is so much more to Chicago's cultural landscape than the aforementioned, and that's what concerns me about "lists" like this one.

These lists are necessary because they provide a basic guide for visitors; however, a lot of times, they tend to overlook Chicago culture that extends beyond downtown.

There is a lot of culture in the way of museums, theaters, art galleries, etc., all over town that shows the city in all its diversity, and it would be great if the compilers of these lists branched out and displayed this more often.

 
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Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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