Denise Joseph

Denise Joseph

Contemporary Arts Seminar – Top 10 Lists

Top 10 Books

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
2. Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson, M.D.
3. You Can’t Get There From Here by Gayle Forman
4. What Is the What by Dave Eggers
5. The Art Of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
6. The Greater Journey Americans In Paris by David McCullough
7. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
9. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
10. Life on the Line: A Chef’s Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz

Top 10 Movies

1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
2. Christmas Vacation
3. Under the Tuscan Sun
4. Gladiator
5. The Holiday
6. The Monuments Men
7. The Goonies
8. Midnight in Paris
9. French Kiss
10. Roman Holiday

Top 10 Albums (artist, album)

1. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
2. Dave Matthews Band – Under the Table and Dreaming
3. Tori Amos – Under the Pink
4. Billie Holiday – The Complete Billie Holiday
5. Carole King – Tapestry
6. Astrud Gilberto – Joao y Astrud Gilberto
7. Bonnie Rate – Nick of Time
8. James Taylor – Greatest Hits
9. Elton John – Madman Across the Water
10. Jason Mraz – Love is a Four Letter Word

Top 10 Chicago

1. Ravinia Concerts in the summertime (bring a picnic)
2. Run or bike along the lake front (follow the path south, it’s especially quaint)
3. Piece Pizza
4. Sit near the water in Milton Lee Olive Park (near Ohio Street Beach) with a bottle of wine & good company
5. Free summer concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6. Rooftop Cubs Game
7. Au Cheval for a great burger (worth the wait)
8. Architectural boat tour
9. Renegade Art Fair (fall, winter)
10. Air & Water Show (best seen from a rooftop nearby)

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