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  • Review: 'Friends Disappear' by Mary Barr

    Review: 'Friends Disappear' by Mary Barr
    At first glance, the photograph that once hung on Mary Barr's refrigerator door upholds Evanston's widely praised reputation for integrated education and open housing. The 1974 photo depicts 13 black and white friends posed on the stairs of a home, the...
  • Land grab

    The sneaky and underhanded way the University of Chicago tried to promise land for the Obama Presidential Library it didn't even own is so very Chicago. It reminds one of a similar land grab of a certain airfield...
  • Recommended classical music concerts

    Recommended classical music concerts
    Winter Chamber Music Festival: The 19th annual edition of the popular series begins with the New Orford String Quartet playing Beethoven's Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Brahms' Quartet No. 1 and Gary Kulesha's String Quartet; 7:30 p.m. Friday. Germany's...
  • Chicago book news: Windy City RWA to hold 2-day writing retreat

    Windy City RWA will be hosting a two-day retreat March 13-14 that focuses on writing modern fiction. Author Donald Maass will present a writing workshop based on his book "Writing 21st Century Fiction." Cost is $100 for Windy City members and $150 for...
  • Tammy McCann settles into a new music venue

    Tammy McCann settles into a new music venue
    Tammy McCann's fans – and they are growing in number – long have wished there was a spot where the charismatic Chicago singer could be heard weekly. Not just periodically at festivals, concerts and club dates, but steadily in an engagement...
  • Cook County reports 10 cold-related deaths so far this winter

    Cook County reports 10 cold-related deaths so far this winter
    Hypothermia contributed to the death of a 51-year-old man Wednesday, bringing to 10 the total of cold-related deaths in Cook County since November, the medical examiner's office said Thursday. Marek Bobak was found dead in a portable toilet on the...
  • In The Spotlight: Simsbury High Wrestler Keith Penney

    Year/Position: Junior wrestler at 138. Accomplishments: Placed second in Class LL at 120 as a sophomore; fourth at State Open. Two-time All-CCC, two-time All-CCC All-Academic; Academic All-American; three-time Frank Chaves Tournament champion. Coach...
  • Sex ed films through history

    Sex ed films through history
    More than 100,000 sex education films have been made over the last century or so, according to Brenda Goodman's documentary "Sex(ed)," a fun if somewhat brisk historical overview of the genre that screens Saturday at Chicago Filmmakers. Goodman, who...
  • Think differently to avoid choking under pressure

    Think differently to avoid choking under pressure
    With less than a minute left on the clock and his team down by two points, the Baltimore Ravens' Matt Stover jogged onto the field and kicked a 52-yard field goal, icing the game against the Cleveland Browns and securing first place for his team. It was...
  • Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58

    Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58
    Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...
  • John Kass: Gender selection in a brave new world

    Jayne and Jon Cornwill, an Australian couple, recently came to America with a bit of trouble. The trouble? Boys. They have three little boys, and three rambunctious boys were quite enough for the Cornwills, thank you. What the Cornwills wanted was a...