Stories by Lindsay Prossnitz

Abstract Painter Morris Barazani

We revisit a story about a Chicago artist who has been painting since the 1940s and is just now getting his due.

A Passion for Fish

Jay Shefsky introduces us to a suburban fisherman who began carving fish out of wood when his taxidermy collection filled his entire basement.

Color Bind

A new curator digs deep into the Museum of Contemporary Art's collection and finds a study in black-and-white.

Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto

Fashion at the Field Museum. We join designer Maria Pinto as she digs deep into the museum's collection for an exhibit about cross-cultural clothing.

Chicago Public Schools to Announce Closings

Chicago Public Schools releases a list of schools that are still being considered for closings. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

Joan Mitchell

The life and work of a tough Chicago artist.  We take a closer look at painter Joan Mitchell, who expressed herself strongly during a macho era in American art.

Of Gods and Glamour

Ancient Art Galleries at the Art Institute

A brand new look for some of the oldest artwork at The Art Institute. We preview newly restored classical works from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire.

Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Dinosaurs, Deception, Touch & Nanoparticles

Can lying be perfected? Researchers at Northwestern University delve into the art of deceit. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to explain these stories and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Battery Advancements, Bio-bots and Political Polarity

How malleable are political views? And a robot made without any electronics? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

Weekend Events Around Town: 1/4 - 1/6

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"The Second City Guide to the Opera"

What happens when The Second City teams with the Lyric Opera of Chicago? We find out from some of the principal planners of this meeting of musical and comedy minds.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/28 - 12/30

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A Passion for Fish

Jay Shefsky introduces us to a suburban fisherman who began carving fish out of wood when his taxidermy collection filled his entire basement.

Comedian Jeff Garlin Returns to Steppenwolf

We revisit a conversation with Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin – and his mother. It's an interview you won't want to miss.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/21-12/23

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss reviews the Tony Award-winning War Horse, the Tony-winner Book of Mormon, and two more shows currently on local stages.

"Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance"

We take a look at the life of one of American ballet's most influential leaders.

Thorne Miniature Rooms

We look into the huge appeal behind the Thorne Miniature Rooms, and discover what's new this holiday season.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/14-12/16

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Color Bind

A new curator digs deep into the Museum of Contemporary Art's collection and finds a study in black-and-white.

New Pension Bill

On the last day of the veto session, a new pension bill aimed at mending the state's $96 billion unfunded liability was rolled out. Here to talk about the ins and the outs of the bill are two of its sponsors.

Weekend Events Around Town: 12/7 - 12/9

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Behind-the-Scenes of American Graduate Special

In Chicago Tonight’s American Graduate Special, we delve deeper into the city’s dropout epidemic. Young people, educators, researchers and leaders come together as panelists and audience members. Take a look at our behind-the-scenes slideshow of the American Graduate Special.

Of Gods and Glamour

Ancient Art Galleries at the Art Institute

A brand new look for some of the oldest artwork at The Art Institute. We preview newly restored classical works from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire.

Weekend Events Around Town: 11/30 - 12/2

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