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  • Woman's face on U.S. currency shouldn't be a politician's face

    Woman's face on U.S. currency shouldn't be a politician's face
    Whoever the woman is on the next $10 bill, here's who it shouldn't be:
  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend
    In the history of American cinema, D.W. Griffith's 1915 landmark "The Birth of a Nation" is the gift that keeps on generating misgivings. Based on Thomas Dixon Jr.'s 1905 novel "The Clansman," and the subsequent stage version, Griffith's 12-reel Civil...

    This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed

     This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed
    Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall. On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...

    Robert Sickinger, pioneer of Chicago theater, dies at 86

    Robert Sickinger, pioneer of Chicago theater, dies at 86
    Robert Sickinger, a pivotal figure in the development of Chicago's off-Loop theater scene, died Thursday morning at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Sickinger was 86. His daughter, Erika, said her father died from natural causes. To the extent that...