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  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • 2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre

    2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre
    Concerns were raised in recent years about what role John Evans — one of the founders of Northwestern University and the city of Evanston’s namesake — had played in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre which left an estimated 150 Native...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Girls' Soccer: Novotny sisters lift Sage

    Girls' Soccer: Novotny sisters lift Sage
    Due to their age difference, Claire and Maile Novotny have rarely played on the same girls' soccer teams growing up. Claire is a junior at Sage Hill School, and Maile (pronounced "Miley") is a freshman. This year, they're enjoying playing together on...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • Maddonna and Young: A presidential campaign history lesson for Romney

    Maddonna and Young: A presidential campaign history lesson for Romney
    Much chatter amid even more controversy has met the news that Mitt Romney may be running again for president. Whether he should or shouldn't, whether he will or won't are questions to be answered over the next several months. But we don't have to wait...
  • Community: Cookbook's special ingredient is history

    Community: Cookbook's special ingredient is history
    The Burbank Historical Society has cooked up a fundraiser that should please the palate and shed light on the city's past. Author Susan Hodgson has compiled recipes and stories contributed by her fellow society board members and local residents to...
  • Kevin Plank should be mindful of Port Covington's history

    Kevin Plank should be mindful of Port Covington's history
    From a Baltimore History standpoint, it is strongly to be desired that those involved in the development of Port Covington ("Kevin Plank-backed Port Covington deals fuel new speculation for possible campus," Jan. 23) remember the day in September 1814...
  • Masked men crash SUV into S.F. museum, steal 10 ounces of gold

    Masked men crash SUV into S.F. museum, steal 10 ounces of gold
    Three men drove an SUV into a Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco and made off with gold nuggets, giving new meaning to the term "gold rush." About 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the trio drove a stolen SUV through the front of the museum in the downtown...
  • Bud Selig's time as head of MLB is worth admiring

    Bud Selig's time as head of MLB is worth admiring
    The Bud Selig farewell tour will make its first stop in Los Angeles on Jan. 17. You can come and cheer. You can come and jeer. If you have any sense for history, you will come and admire. The event will be Dennis Gilbert's annual Professional...