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Democratic National Convention (1968)

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  • Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78

     Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78
    "From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984. The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Doc to capture life and work of Art Shay

    Doc to capture life and work of Art Shay
    Art Shay, who has spent his career documenting the lives of others, is now the subject of a documentary himself. Milwaukee filmmaker Ken Hanson says he and his collaborators are about 10 months into the project about the renowned Chicago-based...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: So much for California dreamin'

    'Mad Men' recap: So much for California dreamin'
    There are episodes of “Mad Men,” like last week’s “The Better Half,” where it’s hard to believe how much is packed into a single hour of television.  Then there are episodes like “A Tale of Two Cities,”...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • 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"...