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  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II? Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    News Review programs: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Chicago historian and activist, Hal Baron and Salim Muwakkil (WVON). They discuss the case for reparations for African Americans and the economic and political barriers to racial.....
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Emanuel campaign aide suggests negative stories about Preckwinkle

    Emanuel campaign aide suggests negative stories about Preckwinkle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated Wednesday that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has assured him she won’t run against him next year, even as the mayor’s political team appears concerned about a potential Preckwinkle challenge....
  • Open Thread: The Week in Review

    The "Week 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 state and local...
  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
  • 'The Bletchley Circle' review: Everyday heroines kicking butt

    'The Bletchley Circle' review: Everyday heroines kicking butt
    My childhood recently came flashing back to me when I was flipping channels and landed on Me-TV: "Wonder Woman" was on. As played by Lynda Carter, the Amazon princess from that cheesy 1970s action series launched my lifelong love of ass-kicking heroines....
  • 'My Chicago' is a promising work in progress

     'My Chicago' is a promising work in progress
    "Ugh, everything is gone!" the best-selling novelist John Green laments as he and Mark Bazer, co-host of the new WTTW series "My Chicago," drive through Chicago neighborhoods the writer once called home. Green, who lives in Indianapolis these days, is...
  • Holocaust Remembrance events

    Following are Holocaust Remembrance Day events in the arts. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Though the museum's commemorative concert Sunday, "From Darkness to Light," is sold out, its exhibitions remain open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....
  • Courting Alpana Singh inspires Charles Blackstone's 'Vintage Attraction'

    Courting Alpana Singh inspires Charles Blackstone's 'Vintage Attraction'
    One night in Chicago, a young man turns on a television set — which is unusual, since he isn't much of a TV watcher, preferring books instead — and finds himself transfixed by the host of a local restaurant review program. She's a well-known...