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World Columbian Exposition (1893)

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  • Randell Makinson dies at 81; Greene & Greene preservation advocate

    Randell Makinson, a forceful advocate for preservation of the rambling Greene & Greene bungalows that came to be seen as graceful emblems of early 20th century California, has died. He was 81. His death at his Pasadena home on Tuesday was caused by...
  • Kids Read & Write: week five

    Kids Read & Write: week five
    "The Wig in the Window" by Kristen Kittscher "Wig in the Window" (sic) by Kristen Kittscher is a suspenseful mystery about two sixth-grade girls who like to spy on people. One of the girls has a teacher named Dr. Agford who they believe is posing as...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer

    Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer
    The Last Greatest Magician in the World Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards Jim Steinmeyer Tarcher/Penguin: 377 pp., $26.95 It takes some courage to write the biography of a man the reading public has mostly forgotten....
  • Magic bus: GM's Futurliner

    Magic bus: GM's Futurliner
    When the lights were switched on at the Chicago World's Fair on May 27, 1933, the city was celebrating "A Century of Progress." By the time the last visitor left the park two years later, 48 million people had marveled at the displays, including General...
  • Ripley's to mark World Sword Swallowers Day

    Ripley's to mark World Sword Swallowers Day
    The Ripley's Believe It or Not museum on International Drive will take part in a global observance of World Sword Swallowers Day on Feb. 25. Dan Meyer and Will Rotten will perform a free sword-swallowing show at Orlando's Odditorium. Their show will...
  • Dunes Country choo-choo

    Dunes Country choo-choo
    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — To the uninitiated, driving along 11th Street through the downtown of this northern Indiana community can be an unnerving experience. While most motorists are accustomed to sharing the road with bicycles, few have ever had the...
  • A brief history of PBR's real blue ribbon

    A brief history of PBR's real blue ribbon
    Pabst Blue Ribbon is most associated with its birthplace in Milwaukee, but it’s the city of Chicago where the beer made its name—literally. Not to be confused with the television channel that airs "Sesame Street," PBR was originally known as...
  • Torture devices seeking righteous buyer

    Torture devices seeking righteous buyer
    It slices! It dices! It pierces and pokes! It pulls stubborn flesh from bone with the flick of a wrist! And if that doesn't get your prisoner talking, perhaps the ornate chair with its spiked seat, back and arm rests will do the trick. The ghoulish...
  • 'The Real Wizard of Oz' by Rebecca Loncraine

    'The Real Wizard of Oz' by Rebecca Loncraine
    The Real Wizard of Oz The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum Rebecca Loncraine Gotham Books: 416 pp., $28 In contrast to the rambling text that follows, the title of this biography couldn't be more cogent. L. Frank Baum, inventor of the magical Land of...
  • Chicago Ridge's homespun values lure homebuyers

    Chicago Ridge's homespun values lure homebuyers
    Shaped like a string of boxcars that tumbled off the CSX rail line, Chicago Ridge is a working-class southwestern suburb known for the regional mall that attracts shoppers like a magnet. Thanks to its abundance of modest multifamily housing, Chicago...