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  • Review: 'In Paradise' by Peter Matthiessen

    Review: 'In Paradise' by Peter Matthiessen
    In the quest for identity, we often reach backward in time, toward our ancestral roots, in the hope that they will help us gain a footing in the present. We romanticize rootedness and are nostalgic for a past we may know nothing about because we believe...
  • The right side of history [Commentary]

    The right side of history [Commentary]
    When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that abolitionists, women's rights organizers and civil rights activists were on the right side of history. And quite often we...
  • WLRN's Trivia Night at Riverside Market

    WLRN's Trivia Night at Riverside Market
    Did you know the first Florida flag had a motto when the state joined the union in 1845? It was: "Let us alone." This is the type of question you can expect at A Night of South Florida Trivia tonight at the Riverside Market and Café in Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?

    Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?
    They're the Buridan's Ass bandits! The feminist police who patrol academia for signs of "rape culture" must have run out of fraternity houses to pick on, so they've decided to go after -- philosophy professors. Yes, you read that right. You might think...
  • Bryan Cranston to write 'Breaking Bad' memoir

    Bryan Cranston to write 'Breaking Bad' memoir
    “With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting ‘Breaking Bad,’ ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir. The as-yet-...
  • Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'

    Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'
    WASHINGTON — The first time I talked to Anita Hill, she was teaching commercial law in Oklahoma, living in obscurity in the state where she grew up on an isolated farm with 12 siblings. For roughly a week in 1991, I pressed her to tell me what she...
  • Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.

    Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.
    We are experiencing a technology revolution, a new world in which coding is no longer for the anti-social, nerdy white males but for the cool kids. Figures like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have created a culture that embraces technical innovation and...
  • T.C. Boyle moves to Ecco after three decades with Viking

    T.C. Boyle moves to Ecco after three decades with Viking
    T.C. Boyle will publish two upcoming novels with Ecco, the publisher announced. As NPR noted, Boyle has been at Viking for three decades. Ecco's president and publisher, Dan Halpern, said in a statement Monday that “[f]or forty years now I’...
  • The Wonder Years leads pop-punk forward

    The Wonder Years leads pop-punk forward
    When the Wonder Years formed in 2005, the pop-punk band from Philadelphia had a singular objective: Make themselves laugh. The evidence can be found in early song titles: “Dude, What is a Land Pirate?,” “I Fell in Love with a Ninja...
  • Authors D-G

       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • Authors A-C

     - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...