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It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...
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My periodic "Did You Know" columns tend to raise the blood pressure of more conservative readers who are embarrassed/angry/frustrated by the increasingly aggressive counter-cultural policies of the hard left and their allies in Hollywood, on campus, and...
David Hildebrand will present a concert of Music of the War of 1812 in America, Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at the St. Mark’s Fellowship Center, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro. Call 301-582-0417 or go to www.stmarkslappans.org for more information...
Like at least one of them has been doing almost every morning since March, Mason Fidino and Kelvin Limbrick are standing in a flat, grassy patch north of Lincoln Park's nature museum, looking intently at sky and trees and listening like, well, hawks. ...
Children's/young-adult author Judy Blume and graphic novelist/cartoonist Art Spiegelman will be honored as part of this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, which runs June 8 and 9 in the South Loop. Blume, the author of such beloved works as "Are You There...
Attention those who can't let go: The problem is not your stuff. It's your stories. This bit of news from Mark Brunetz, Emmy-award winning co-host of Style Network's Clean House, helped me get past the sting of selling my piano this week — for...
We sped south on Cicero Avenue. Through Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, a flat, aging strip-malled landscape of crumbling pizza joints and ancient tanning parlors, fast-food chains, tile-supply stores and — "Wow!" I shouted, "Look! The Brazen Head!"...
A year ago this time, Gillian Flynn was just another former Entertainment Weekly TV critic turned Chicago author of murder-mysteries who lived in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood and had already sold film rights to her first two novels ("Dark Places"...
The last time filmmaker Jason Reitman came through town we got into a conversation about unlikable characters. He knows something about unlikable characters: "My first movie was about the head lobbyist for Big Tobacco ('Thank You for Smoking'), my...
If Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" comes to any conclusions down there in his basement after a lifetime of confusion, disappointment and hurt, after a good long spin on the racially painted American carousel of the mid-20th century, he finally spits...
It has been four months since Matt Damon came to school, and though the buzz is gone the bell still rings. Thirty sophomores file into Room 324 at TEAM Englewood Community Academy in the heart of one of the city's most beleaguered neighborhoods. Many of...
Ian (expletive) Frazier, whose journalism has been a mainstay of the New Yorker for almost four (expletive) decades, whose subjects have included fly-fishing, Native American reservations, (expletive) Siberia, the security detail for hip-hop performers,...
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