28 top Chicago arts, entertainment and culture stories of 2010
What exactly happened in Chicago arts in 2010? It felt like a bit of a blur with the occasional blackout, but luckily we were taking notes. A quick scan of our notebooks, favorite blogs and TOC stories and I'd say we have a pretty good handle on the last 351 days. As to what happened last Friday night, I'm still at a loss. Did we miss anything essential here? Please comment below, in your civilized "inside voice" if you don't mind. As for Music, we've saved that for another post to come soon. So come on back now, ya hear.
ART & DESIGN
Controversy around the Art Loop Open
Finalist Bernard Williams was disqualified (for supposedly violating the voting rules), then reinstated—and others were riled up about technical problems involved with voting by cell phone, a $65 entry fee, and the (somewhat remote) locations of some artworks.
Photos: Kate Dessa
Bravo's Work of Art presented such an unrealistic view of the art world.
Chicagoans really want Food trucks now.
Muntu Dance Theatre just found itself in hot water over $4.5 million it received 7 years ago for a facility that still hasn't been built.
Transformers films in Chicago.
Split Pillow production company closes.
How many years ago did State Rep Greg Harris first introduce a civil unions bill? It feels like it took forever, but on November 30, the Illinois House finally voted yes on the Illinois Religious Freedom and Civil Unions Act by a bipartisan vote of 61-52. It's a small step on the road to marriage equality but nevertheless a huge victory for LGBT families in the Land of Lincoln.
MUSEUMS & CULTURE