Hyde Park

A Nice Vue If You Can Get It

Last Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved Mesa Development’s proposal for Vue53, a Hyde Park commercial and residential development that would replace a Mobil gas station and adjoining car wash on 53rd Street, just north of Nichols Park.

Grotesque Alphabet

Some species of bird feed their chicks by regurgitation: food is first ingested by the mother before climbing back up her esophagus. Some artists do the same. Pope.L makes it work.

In Bloom

Some of the most popular flowers at the Hyde Park Garden Fair are under attack by impatiens downy mildew, a type of fungus that causes plants to drop their flowers and leaves. Its spores can hang out in the soil for almost a decade.

At Home in the Theater

The Home Theater Festival, which has just wrapped up its inaugural year in Chicago, consists of a two-week long series of gatherings in which a variety of art, music, and dance performances are staged in homes throughout the city.