Graham Meyer is a writer, editor, composer, and crossword puzzle constructor based in Chicago. He reviews restaurants for Crain’s Chicago Business and covers classical and new music for Chicago magazine. His music has been performed by Musae and the Princeton Katzenjammers. His puzzles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Sun.


“VIKINGS” Through Oct. 4 Just as no one in “Casablanca” ever says “Play it again, Sam,” the Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets. They didn’t even call themselves Vikings. The apparently ill-named “Vikings” exhibit at the Field Museum aims to set straight misconceptions about the complex Norse civilization that flourished from the 8th to 11th centuries, through archaeological artifacts such as jewelry, weapons and religious objects, as well as re-creations including a Viking Age sword and a replica ship. Almost 500 objects will be on display at the exhibit’s only U.S. stop on an international tour.

March 7, 2015

My first foray into previewing upcoming museum exhibits for Crain’s.