Author Archive for Chelsea Leu

Crayola Community

As rain spat outside, Chinatown residents and other interested Chicagoans gathered in the cozy basement of the Chinese-American Museum for a simple purpose: to draw. As a part of The Big Draw Chicago, a month-long and city-wide festival, visitors were…

Noble Lineage

White Castle #16, at Wabash and Cermak, was built in 1929. Weathering the Depression and the eight decades that followed, the porcelain structure slowly lost its sheen. But in September, the site was deemed so important that the Commission on Chicago Landmarks awarded White Castle #16 the “2011 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence.”

Sounds from the Future

On May 18, discerning classical music buffs joined a supportive assortment of families for a concert in the University of Chicago’s intimate Fulton Recital Hall. The show featured works by doctoral candidates in composition, performed by famed artists-in-residence Pacifica Quartet and eighth blackbird.