The Art of Style: Meet the Met’s Costume Institute Conservator Sarah Scaturro

By Emma Sandler “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” showcases the French countess’ couture wardrobe through February 21 at the Metropolitan Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  De Ribes, 86,  remains a Parisian fashion icon and the exhibit features approximately 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles, primarily from de Ribes’ personal archive, from 1962 […]

“Spotlight” Shines Bright

By Emma Sandler The new movie “Spotlight” focuses on an investigative unit of the same name at The Boston Globe that uncovered in 2001 and 2002 the systemic Catholic priest abuse scandal. It involved about 70 local priests and more than 1,000 victims. The reporting garnered the paper a Pulitzer Prize. The investigative team comes […]

Beer, code and hacks: Chicago’s first comedy hackathon

By Emma Sandler Get together a bunch of web designers, coders, and funny people and mix in beer, energy drinks and pizza over the course of two days. There you have it—the ingredients for a hackathon. More specifically, Chicago’s first Comedy Hack Day.