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the sweet hooked rug, gone bad: how artist hannah epstein gives a retro craft so


the pieces in "monster world" are shaggy, snarling, off-kilter beasts that have more to do with alternative comics, cartoons and internet culture than they do with nostalgic crafts.






new caledonian crows are famous for crafting sticks into hooked tools. here's wh


new caledonian crows are famous for their ability to craft sticks into hooked tools, which they use to probe for larvae and insects hidden in trees. but why they do this has been anyone’s guess — until now. as anyone who has ever struggled to open a bag of chips knows, grabbing a pair of scissors...






2017 cubs reminiscent of another of theo epstein's defending champs


theo epstein was a little perplexed. many of the offseason moves he'd made to try to improve the world champions weren't working out, the pitching had regressed, the chemistry was being questioned, and they were barely over .500. what to do? before a game at wrigley field, epstein accepted the...






theo epstein recalls yale days as unlikely sign of championships to come


twenty-two years ago, theo epstein dragged himself to the old campus at yale on a sunday morning. his professors and tutors were "somewhat bemused" that he had made it to his own class day. "so you've got to be downright horrified that i'm the one up here today," epstein told the crowd of more...






'girls' found a surprisingly perfect way to force hannah to grow up


when we first met hannah horvath (lena dunham) in april of 2012, it seemed that if she ever found herself accidentally pregnant, the choice she would make would be an obvious one. like her friend jessa (jemima kirke), who got her period on her way to terminate a pregnancy, or hannah's rival mimi-rose...






does andrew friedman have the dodgers on the same world series track as theo eps


joe maddon was stumped. how are andrew friedman and theo epstein different? maddon knows them well. as the manager of the chicago cubs, he reports to epstein, the team’s president of baseball operations. when maddon managed the tampa bay rays, he worked alongside friedman, now epstein’s counterpart...






theo epstein, cubs set proper wait-and-see tone regarding addison russell


his presence lacked familiar command and his words carried less conviction than usual thursday at an uncomfortable news conference at wrigley field, yet cubs president theo epstein came away looking as smart as ever. somehow, epstein's awkwardness seemed appropriate for the occasion. an uncharacteristically...






if you love l.a.'s vintage signs, this show's for you: one artist's retro take o


no, those are not doctored photographs. los angeles artist dave lefner's linocut prints made with a hand-cranked press are on view at the pasadena museum of california art.






gerardo monterrubio's 'mano-made' works: a swirling vortex of lives, captured on


the oaxaca-born, l.a.-based artist's sculptures are on view at the craft in america center in the second of its three-part series, "mano-made: new expression in craft by latino artists."






even after falling short, easy to defend theo epstein's go-for-it approach


nobody in chicago sports commands a podium like cubs president theo epstein, who showed up friday at wrigley field in a sweatshirt and jeans dressed as comfortably as he felt about the direction of the team the dodgers dominated in the national league championship series. epstein insisted the regret...






li bars pursue young crowd with fancy drinks, retro formats


farewell, cheers: long island's shrinking population of neighborhood bars is getting remixed as proprietors use exotic cocktails, rotating craft beers and retro formats to pursue a new generation of drinkers.






elaine cameron-weir at hannah hoffman: unsettling beauty


the new york artist's sculptures push the imagination into uncertain realms.






expect theo epstein's actions to belie words in effort to turn season around


in the cubs dugout before the worst loss of the season thursday, president theo epstein sounded like he almost never does. he sounded out of touch. "if we can improve the club through trade we will, but our biggest fixes are inside the clubhouse,'' epstein said. "this is largely the same team that...






bringing respect to the craft artist: how one small museum does it, page by page


giving lesser-known artists visibility is key to the mission of the craft and folk art museum, says executive director suzanne isken, whose institution has an annual operating budget of about $730,000 — less than what some hollywood stars make for a few days’ work. which is why a $25,000 grant...






theo epstein preaches patience with cubs' struggling young hitters


the struggles of young cubs hitters such as kyle schwarber and ian happ doesn't necessarily mean that changes are coming, according to president theo epstein. "you have belief in certain guys, talent, not just potential, then you want to find a way for it to manifest," epstein said tuesday night....






theo epstein doesn't see complacency as an issue for 2017 cubs


cubs president theo epstein has overseen the construction of major-league teams for 15 seasons, including three world series champions, and he says he sees a special trait in the 2017 cubs. "this is the lowest-maintenance group i've been around," epstein said monday. "they handled the target on...






cubs' theo epstein: leaner kyle schwarber looking to dominate 'the controllables


the photographs of a trimmer kyle schwarber that were posted on social media wednesday weren’t touched up. cubs president theo epstein revealed thursday that schwarber’s renewed commitment to fitness was mutually agreed upon after the end of the 2017 season. “we brought it up with him,” epstein...






theo epstein to be yale class day speaker


theo epstein, president of baseball operations for the cubs, will be class day speaker at yale university. epstein, a yale graduate and former sports editor at yale daily news, helped lead the boston red sox to their first world series championship in 86 years as the team's general manager in 2004....






theo epstein connects off ryan dempster in an epic showdown


while david ross was practicing his footwork for “dancing with the stars,” cubs president theo epstein was moonlighting as a major league hitter this week at cubs spring training. epstein decided with jump into the cage on monday against former cubs starter ryan dempster, who is making a cameo...






theo epstein connects off ryan dempster in an epic showdown


while david ross was practicing his footwork for “dancing with the stars,” cubs president theo epstein was moonlighting as a major league hitter this week at cubs spring training. epstein decided to jump into the cage monday against former cubs starter ryan dempster, who is making a cameo return...






best thing we ate this week: steamed buns at bones


the buns -- think asian tacos -- are the ideal sweet-savory bite.






blackhawks' john hayden takes theo epstein's remarks at yale to heart


when he addressed yale seniors at their annual class day on sunday, cubs president theo epstein stressed the need for the younger generation "to be bold." seated among the graduates was blackhawks forward john hayden, who took epstein's words to heart and when the opportunity presented itself,...






joe maddon: theo epstein had better 2016 than pope francis


nobody's better. that's manager joe maddon's opinion of cubs president theo epstein after epstein was named the world's greatest leader by fortune — two spots ahead of pope francis.  "the pope didn’t have as good of a year," maddon quipped. "i’m all about the pope. sorry pope francis. i’d like...






labor pick acosta to face questions about sex offender jeffrey epstein


according to court documents, epstein paid underage girls for sex, sexual massages and similar acts at a palm beach mansion.






gop businesswoman lena epstein to run for senate in michigan


lansing, mich. (ap) — republican businesswoman lena epstein announced monday she will run for u.s. senate in 2018, saying michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored donald trump in the presidential election. epstein’s family owns vesco oil corp., a large distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants based in the […]






back to the future: 8 great retro gadgets made modern


even as we flirt with "jetsons"-style bathrooms hooked up to digital assistants, breakneck races of flying "cars" and ever-improving technology, one thing remains clear: our nostalgic minds remain glued to the rear-view mirror.






with jose quintana trade, cubs and white sox both got what they needed


as a testy theo epstein was being poked and prodded by reporters and boom mics last week at wrigley field, he looked as if he wanted to be anywhere else in the world. everyone was asking him what he was going to do to fix the mess the cubs were in, the one no one saw coming, and epstein was telling...






with jose quintana trade, cubs and white sox both got what they needed


as a testy theo epstein was being poked and prodded by reporters and boom mics last week at wrigley field, he looked like he wanted to be anywhere else in the world. everyone was asking him what he was going to do to fix the mess the cubs were in, the one no one saw coming, and epstein was telling...






craft booths and food trucks in dtla? it must be time for the renegade craft fai


with internet shopping becoming the norm, the renegade craft fair serves as an opportunity to meet designers face-to-face and shop for handmade goods that you would normally find at online marketplaces like etsy. . following several years at grand park, the alfresco craft fair returns to the recently...






audree sells, award-winning minnesota quilter, dies at age 89


late in life, longtime painter audree sells realized that she could splash her colors beyond canvasses. soon hooked on quilting, the chaska artist crafted more than 670 pieces in three decades, vowing never to sew the same quilt twice.






theo epstein tops fortune's list of world leaders


it's one thing for theo epstein to be able to tell his peers he led the cubs to a world series championship, but it's another thing to have bragging rights on the pope. fortune named the cubs president its no. 1 world's greatest leader — two spots ahead of pope francis. chicago's chance the rapper...






theo epstein tops fortune's list of world leaders


is one thing for theo epstein to be able to tell his peers he led the cubs to a world series championship, but it's another thing to have bragging rights on the pope. fortune named the cubs president its no. 1 world's greatest leader — two spots ahead of pope francis. chicago's chance the rapper...






theo epstein tops fortune's list of world leaders


is one thing for theo epstein to be able to tell his peers he led the cubs to a world series championship, but it's another thing to have bragging rights on the pope. fortune named the cubs president its no. 1 world's greatest leader — two spots ahead of pope francis. chicago's chance the rapper...






doesn’t it feel like theo epstein needs to make a trade now?


now that the mlb draft is finished and theo epstein is done making his rookie league team better, can he do the same for his major league club? because after wednesday night’s 9-4 go-from-ahead loss to the mets that dropped the cubs under .500 again with the same kind of repeated failures that...






cubs assessing pitching needs through free agency and trades off roster


after a humbling exit from the national league championship series, a daunting but expected task has arrived for cubs president theo epstein and his staff. "we knew the 2017-18 offseason would be one of our most challenging," epstein said while answering questions for more than one hour one day...