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  • Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest

     Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest
    Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
  • Gifts for the binge watcher: DVDs and Blu-Ray ideas for the holidays

    Gifts for the binge watcher: DVDs and Blu-Ray ideas for the holidays
    What to give that binge-watcher on your holiday list? Gifts of Blu-ray or DVDs will help fans catch up on the most-buzzed-about television programs these days. Consider: •"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" is one of Ken Burns' best. The 14-...

    Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...

    Jane Byrne humbles powerful party pols in mayor's race

    Jane Byrne humbles powerful party pols in mayor's race
    Until Jane Byrne managed the feat 35 snowy winters ago, nobody -- reformers or liberals, dissidents or Democratic Party dropouts -- had been able to loosen the famed Chicago machine's iron grip on City Hall. So going into the 1979 mayoral election,...

    What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology

     What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology
    A few years back, the transcript of an early story meeting between the creators of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" surfaced on the Internet. In it, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and director Steven Spielberg sit down with executive producer George Lucas, who...