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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...
Tags: Culture, Music, Chicago River, Entertainment, Technology
Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
Serial entrepreneur and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell has begun taping pilots for a new 30-minute radio program he would host on WBEZ-FM 91.5, a public radio station. "It would be a Saturday morning show," said Jessica Malkin, executive director of...
Two weeks from now, TV networks will announce their new slate of shows for next season. The majority of these series will be variations on a formula. Procedurals. High-concept sci-fi and fantasy dramas. Nighttime soaps. Comedies starring familiar faces....
The Hartford CourantGrowing up in Columbus, Ga., home of Fort Benning, Kimberly Smithwick knew better than to hang around with soldiers at bars. "I never thought I'd date a military guy, but then I met Joe," she said, laughing. There was something different about Staff...
Real Estate MattersQ: My husband and I are close to paying off our home mortgage and would like to know what documents we will receive from the mortgage company once we do. Our loan was recently transferred to a new servicing company that we are not familiar with. This new...
Last week NBC announced it is renewing its Wednesday night drama "Chicago Fire" for a second season. The cast and crew are still in town but not for long; they're scheduled to wrap the Season 1 finale on Saturday. They'll be back in mid-July to begin work...
At most events it's easy to see which person is there covering it for the newspaper: They're the ones with the pads and pencils. For decades our reporters have always had news reporter notepads and cameras. With the evolution of our industry, however,...
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Think about the monks who painstakingly copied by hand the books available before Johannes Gutenberg came up with the printing press in 1450. An era was ending and a new one that would last more than 550 years had begun. Now we are in a process of...
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NEW YORK — A slender, silver-haired gentleman steps onto a nearly bare stage, the instantaneous applause continuing long after he reaches the spare wooden table awaiting him. For a moment, amid the din, he studies the audience — young and...
I really, really cherish reading with the boys, even though they have become voracious readers on their own. We started reading "classics" together when they were small: "Peter Pan", "Wind in the Willows" and "Stuart Little". In recent years, we were...
Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...
Tags: Haiti, Social Media, Media Industry, Journalism, Apple iPad
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