Reading about the array of local specialty food stores in Jonathan Schuler's story, "Eating It Up," in last week's Wednesday Journal once again made me realize just how appealing it is for a chef to live in this fashionable, quality-minded community.
Oak Parker Martha Rohlfing didn't grow up playing with dolls, but she's making up for lost time. Rohlfing began knitting dolls a few years ago, and her creations evolved into works of art. They're just now available at the Illinois Artisans Shop in Chicago's James R. Thompson Center.
A recent trip to China opened the eyes of many Dominican University students and Oak Park and River Forest residents, forever changing their preconceptions. A group of 18 business school graduate students and professors went to China for a week in late May, and the next week a group of political science professors and students followed for an additional seven days. A few of the original group joined the second group and enjoyed two weeks in China.
Oak Park resident John Ludwig, a third generation glass and mirror artist, exhibits his work at the family owned Ludwig Gallery on Chicago's Northwest Side. The pieces he does are a collaboration with father Jack Ludwig, not only of labor but also of aesthetic influence.
The biting comedic talents of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson make Wedding Crashers a quick, hilarious and funny ride, but the story has a few dirty secrets at its core, including flat characters, plot holes and a painfully unoriginal romantic comedy ending.