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  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Joe Gump, 1927-2014

     Joe Gump, 1927-2014
    It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
  • From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction

    From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction
    Three pigeons were sharing what was left of a piece of pizza that was lying on the sidewalk on East 53rd Street near Woodlawn Avenue on Tuesday morning, between the hours we human beings usually eat breakfast and lunch. No one walking past or around the...
  • Review: 'Soul Train' by Questlove and 'Love, Peace, and Soul' by Ericka Blount Danois

    Review: 'Soul Train' by Questlove and 'Love, Peace, and Soul' by Ericka Blount Danois
    At its artistic peak in the early '70s, "Soul Train" may have been the most aesthetically triumphant program in television history. With exquisite camera work showcasing the creative, kinetic energy of impossibly fashionable Los Angeles teenagers reacting...
  • Where were you when you decided you'd had it up to here with the Baby Boom generation?

     
    Nick Gillespie's article JFK Still Dead, Baby Boomers Still Self-Absorbed at the Daily Beast calls out the actual greatest generation -- ahem -- for its navel-gazing ways: Since they were born, they were told—and came to believe—that the world...
  • Kari Lydersen on 'Mayor 1%'

     Kari Lydersen on 'Mayor 1%'
    Afew hours before Kari Lydersen was to celebrate the publication of her new book, the provocatively titled "Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%," she was talking about how she had run into the mayor two days ago on the North Side. "I...
  • Chicago Quarterly Review turns 20

    Chicago Quarterly Review turns 20
    The authors of the editors’ note that begins Volume 17/2014 of “Chicago Quarterly Review: The Chicago Issue” are justifiably thrilled that the publication has reached its 20th birthday: “We are amazed and humbled to look back at...
  • Dave Kehr Named MoMA Adjunct Curator for Film

    Veteran film critic and programmer Dave Kehr will become the new Adjunct Curator in the Museum of Modern Art's Film department, the museum announced on Monday. Kehr's appointment comes nearly one year after the departure of longtime MoMA staffer...
  • A new book from Royko

     
    The late columnist Mike Royko's son David has written memorably and movingly about how his son's profound autism has changed the lives of everyone in his family. Those works are now collected in "The Chronicles of Ben-- Adventures in Autism,"......
  • Coming attraction

     
    Here is the trailer for the documentary film -- still in production -- on the Anthony Porter / Alstory Simon case featured in today's front page story in the Tribune. The filmmakers clearly have their point of view on the......
  • Understanding autism -- Mike Royko's son updates his family's experience with its 'greatest tragedy'

     
    (Photo taken by Brad Schade) David and Karen Royko had many advantages, including a steady income, health insurance, a helpful school district and supportive parents. But the cost of dealing with their son Ben's severe autism pushed them into bankruptcy.....