Chicago, home of the absurd

I’m feeling right at home here in Chicago, but I don’t think that’s saying much. Every transplant I’ve spoken to says they became fast friends with this town, despite the unfriendly winters and brutish traffic. I’ve been wondering what makes this urban hub such a pleasant place for uprooted southerners and internationals, and the answer […]

Day at the museum

The most cherished experiences I’ve had as a journalist are the ones that were entirely unplanned. This week was no different. I went to The Field Museum the other day to interview a curator about his research on a Neolithic settlement in Greece. After our conversation, he offered to show me the special collections — […]