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Democratic National Convention (1968)

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • '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?...
  • 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...
  • Review: "Power to the People" edited by Geoff Kaplan

    Review: "Power to the People" edited by Geoff Kaplan
    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...
  • '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,”...
  • 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"...
  • NATO 3 trial begins: Loud-mouth drunks or budding terrorists?

     NATO 3 trial begins: Loud-mouth drunks or budding terrorists?
    Were they terrorists “ready for war” or mouthy “goofs” looking to protest and party?  The first-ever terrorism prosecution by Cook County authorities began Tuesday with jurors hearing dramatically different views of the...
  • Trial starts for Broward men accused of plotting Chicago terrorism

    Trial starts for Broward men accused of plotting Chicago terrorism
    Were they terrorists “ready for war” or mouthy “goofs” looking to protest and party?  The first-ever terrorism prosecution by Cook County authorities began Tuesday with jurors hearing dramatically different views of the...
  • Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles

    Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles
    When is enough enough? When will the bookshelves finally buckle and break under the weight of books about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this country's 35th president? There have been, by various estimates, more than 40,000 books written about him and...
  • Movies that never got made

    Movies that never got made
    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,...