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  • Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil

    Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil
    The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark. But the tinder fueling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson has been building for decades. The town has seen many middle-class homeowners who eagerly moved to St. Louis' northern...
  • Sundance Comedy 'Appropriate Behavior' Acquired by Gravitas Ventures (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American distribution rights to "Appropriate Behavior," the Sundance comedy directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, Variety has learned. The film, produced by Cecilia Frugiuele at Parkville Pictures, will open in...
  • Lehigh, Penn State among Top 10 Party Schools

    Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten. The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review. "We are disappointed with the Princeton...
  • William A. Miller Jr., newsman

    William A. Miller Jr., newsman
    William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. "He was a very special...
  • Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion

    Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion
    A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United...
  • Junot Diaz's broadside on 'too white' bias in MFA programs

    Junot Diaz's broadside on 'too white' bias in MFA programs
    Junot Díaz is not the only “person of color,” or POC, to have had an unpleasant MFA experience. Sandra Cisneros confesses to having “hated” her time at the famous Iowa Writers Workshop. “It was rather horrible,” she...
  • Deerfield honors students in athletics at signing day

    Deerfield honors students in athletics at signing day
    At its annual signing day festivities, Deerfield High School recently honored 23 seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college. The group included two state champions, three of the five starters on the Central Suburban League North...
  • Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats [video]

    Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats [video]
    With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too). It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an...
  • 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...
  • Authors M-Q

       - Return to other listings Patrick McBriarty Patrick McBriarty authored “Chicago River Bridges” and co-produced “Chicago Drawbridges” broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee public television in 2013. His PTM Werks Series...
  • Authors R-Z

     - Return to other listings Dominique Raccah Dominique Raccah is the founder of Sourcebooks, where she serves as publisher and CEO. Lori Rader-Day Lori Rader-Day is the author of the “The Black Hour.” Her fiction has appeared in Ellery...