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  • Carlyle co-founder gives $12 million to restore Robert E. Lee home

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Rubenstein, co-founder of private equity firm Carlyle Group LP and a Washington philanthropist, has donated $12.3 million to restore the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery....
  • 'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K

    'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K
    Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • 'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician

    'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician
    "Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...
  • Colchester Land Trust hosts history walk

    It is not every day that a Boy Scout from Florida studying history in middle school can meet a direct descendant of Miles Standish on a history tour; but that is exactly what happened on Sunday, July 6, when Joshua O'Rourke met Art Standish during the...
  • Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'

    Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'
    Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
  • Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]

    Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]
    It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
  • Our Nation Of Immigrants Forgets Its Past

    Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free. The welcome light has...
  • Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'

    Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'
    What remarkable lives they led. The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
  • Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...
  • Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual

    Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual
    Luchadora por la mujer y las niñas Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking no es el primer libro de Lydia Cacho y con toda seguridad no será el último. Mexicana, periodista, investigadora, líder en la lucha de los derechos de...