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  • 'A tale of two countries' -- Jefferson County's assault on U.S. history

    This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most...
  • 'A tale of two countries' -- Jefferson County's assault on U.S. history [Commentary]

    'A tale of two countries' -- Jefferson County's assault on U.S. history [Commentary]
    This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and...
  • Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2
    All filmgoers have their blind spots, their sore spots and their limits. You may, for example, read about the new film "Tracks," based on the 1980 travel memoir by Robyn Davidson. If Davidson's story is foreign to you, and you know only that the film's...
  • Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein

    Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein
    If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we're all pretty heavy sleepers. It's telling that 20 years after the United Nations acknowledged the threat of human-driven climate change, we're still basically at a loss for how to get going on the...
  • False claim at U of I

    Would a professor who claimed  that the English colonialist settlers were the indigenous population of North America be offered a job to teach American Indian studies at the University of Illinois? Yet the equivalent assertion that Palestinians are...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • Surviving the New World in Laila Lalami's 'The Moor's Account'

    Surviving the New World in Laila Lalami's 'The Moor's Account'
    In "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" and "Secret Son," Laila Lalami probed individual lives to illuminate the contemporary social complexities of her native Morocco. She pulls back for an even broader perspective in this rich novel based on an actual,...
  • Hendrick's Kanaracuni: Scorpion tail in your gin

    Hendrick's Kanaracuni: Scorpion tail in your gin
    Vodka and gin are kindred spirits. Vodka, however, is considered neutral. Gin, on the other hand, contains botanicals, plant-based flavors that give each brand its trademark taste. "Are there any botanicals that gin absolutely must contain?" I asked...
  • Perspectives on California's missions have changed in news, teaching

    Perspectives on California's missions have changed in news, teaching
    Anyone who goes looking into California mission stories that were written decades ago is likely to come upon some language that's jarring, if not downright offensive, words such as "savage," referring to Native Americans. The more you read, the more you...
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance
    Music enthusiasts and fans of "big canvas" performances should expect nothing less from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's opening night performance this September. Audience members will hear four arrangements from LACO as it ushers in the start of a...
  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...