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Democratic National Convention (1968)

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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. These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
  • 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...
  • Dan Walker walks into Illinois governor's mansion

    Dan Walker walks into Illinois governor's mansion
    As political theater, the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial race between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn is a natural. Pitting a hard-charging businessman against a streetwise incumbent, it evokes a wrestling card: "Daddy Warbucks vs. The Common Man." But this...
  • In '1968,' an overseas war, riots in Chicago and a year worth revisiting

    In '1968,' an overseas war, riots in Chicago and a year worth revisiting
    So let's start with this little mathematical nugget: 1968 was almost half a century ago. I make that point to underscore that the year, monumental in American culture, is not recent history. It's much smaller in the rearview mirror than it may feel to...
  • Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
  • Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

    Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence
    Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. This...
  • Stop militarizing local police

    Did riots break out in Ferguson, Mo., because the police overdressed? Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon seemed to think so and he may be right. During four nights of rioting, the governor told a room full of reporters, the suburban St. Louis town "looked a little...
  • Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

    Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style
    Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a gilt-edged 1992 proclamation that still hangs behind Weinstein's desk, officials declared him "a dynamic and inspirational leader"...