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Stories by Dan Andries

US Federal Reserve Expected to Increase Interest Rate

| Kristen Thometz

Excitement on Wall Street as a possible interest rate hike approaches. Why some surprises in the U.S. economy have investors and analysts feeling good.

Now On Stage: 'All Our Tragic'

12-Hour Performance to Feature 32 Greek Tragedies

| Kristen Thometz

Last summer, Sean Graney, founder of The Hypocrites, debuted All Our Tragic, his lengthy adaptation of every extant Greek tragedy. As the performance returns to the stage, we revisit our story on the 12-hour play.

"Street Smarts: Architect David M. Schwarz"

| Kristen Thometz

Geoffrey Baer's latest documentary exploring the career of the winner of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame is Street Smarts: Architect David M. Schwarz.We get a preview.

‘David Bowie Is’

193,000 visit MCA to see touring exhibition

| Kristen Thometz

The touring exhibition on the history, music, fashion, art, legacy, and identity of David Bowie landed in Chicago at the MCA. During its 15-week run, 193,000 people saw "David Bowie Is." We revisit the story.

Sending History Up the River

| Erica Gunderson

Three Chicago artists are at work on a small-scale replica of the DuSable Museum of African-American History that can tour the city and eventually float up the Chicago River to the moribund site of DuSable Park.

Writer Rights a Wrong

Writer Daniel Borzutzky brings his students at Chicago City College's Wright College into a more direct connection with their literary birthright, one often damaged by immigration and war. 

Artist Alison Ruttan Creates Destruction

| Travis Cornejo

Alison Ruttan examines the cyclical nature of war by making ceramic models of the Iraq-Kuwait War's Highway of Death and the 2006 retaliatory bombing of Beirut by Israel. Her toy-sized cars and tabletop models of bombed out buildings are a departure for the artist, who most recently worked in photography and video.

'All Our Tragic'

Performance to Feature 32 Greek Tragedies

| Kristen Thometz

Sean Graney, founder of The Hypocrites, works to wrap up rehearsals on "All Our Tragic," his lengthy adaptation of every extant Greek tragedy.