| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Make no small plans.
Said Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:36 AM
A version of "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" sung by Judy Garland plays over the opening moments of "Four Days in Chicago," Haskell Wexler's documentary about the protesters who came town last year during the NATO summit. As Garland sings of State Street,...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:31 AM
One of Chicago's treasures is the microfilm archive of alternative newspapers housed in Harold Washington Library. I'm particularly fond of exploring the Seed, the Chicago periodical that helped Mayor Richard J. Daley's less loyal subjects prepare for the...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:01 AM
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,”...
| Nov 8, 2012
From this summer's concert at FitzGerald's in honor of Earl Pionke's -- the Earl of Old Town: Video description: One of the evening's major hits was Eddie Holstein, modestly self-proclaimed 1970s Folk Legend. Eddie teaches at Chicago's Old Town School.......
| Mar 20, 2011
Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
| Mar 25, 2011
Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77.
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach.
| Apr 29, 2011
| 4:50 PM
"… And as we enter this new season, it's time to leave behind old setbacks, disappointments and battles. Because in the campaign for a better Chicago, we're all allies. Our common opponents are crime and ignorance, waste and fraud, poverty and...
| May 15, 2011
When National Book Award-winning novelist William T. Vollmann went to Japan this spring to report on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant from inside the contamination zone, he did what any journalist would do. He bought a dosimeter to chart the...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:22 AM
This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.
At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...