Lit & Lectures,
May 6, 2014
The U. of C. pays tribute to Studs Terkel with a weekend-long festival of readings, screenings, and appearances by Ira Glass and other notables.
By Taylor Tolbert
Lit Sidebar, Studs Terkel, Let's Get Working, University of Chicago, Ira Glass, Rick Kogan, Andre Schiffrin, WFMT, StoryCorps, Old Town School of Folk Music, Mark Dvorak, It's a Living, Book and Information Fair, South Side Weekly, Street-Level Youth Media, Voice of Witness, Media Burn Archive, Best of Studs 1946-2008, Nelson Algren, Bill Veeck, Soapbox Debates, Washington Park, Bughouse Square, Craft Talk, Dave Hoekstra, Mary Schmich, Anthology of Chicago, 1,001 Chicago Afternoons, Reinventing the Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass, This American Life, Pocket Guide to Hell, Bill Savage, Thomas Dyja, Justin Amolsch, Hideout, Univ. of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts, Recommended
Mar 28, 2014
Two new books attempt to chronicle the life and times of the north-side ballpark on its 100th birthday.
By Aimee Levitt
Books, Arts, Sports, Wrigley Field, George Will, Stuart Shea, A Nice Little Place on the North Side, Friendly Confines, Cubs, baseball, futility, Bill Veeck, Bill Sianis, curse of the goat
News & Features,
Mar 24, 2014
P.K. Wrigley spurned black players at a pivotal time.
By Steve Bogira
Feature, Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, history, Weeghman Park, West Side Grounds, Cubs Park, Tom Ricketts, George Will, books, 1940s, 1947, race, Jackie Robinson, Chicago American Giants, Negro League, Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox, East-West Classic, Glenn Stout, Citizens Committee for Negroes in the Big Leagues, Chicago Defender, Philip K. Wrigley, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, baseball, baseball players, baseball statistics, Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Courier, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, rookies, Bill Veeck, Cleveland Indians, Larry Doby, Satchel Paige, Al Smith, Monte Irvin, New York Giants, Willie Mays, Hank Thompson, Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune, boycotts, Saturday Evening Post, Cubs fans, Charles Comiskey II, San Hairston, Robert Heuer, Minnie Minoso, Bronzeville, Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, Roy Smalley Jr., Gene Baker, Kansas City Monarchs, P.K. Wrigley, Ernie Banks, racial prejudice, south side, north side, Ebony, Jet, John Johnson, Buck O'Neil, National Baseball Hall of Fame, quota systems, John Holland, Lou Brock, Saint Louis Cardinals, Ernie Broglio, Billy Williams, Hank Aaron, Leo Durocher, Society for American Baseball Research, MLB, Major League Baseball, Julian Green, Chicago Sport & Society, Chris Lamberti, sports ticket prices
Jun 24, 2012
Dick Allen saved the Chicago White Sox franchise—with the help of some flame-throwing young pitchers, Harry Caray, and later on Bill Veeck
Jun 1, 2012
There's always an alternative in Chicago sports—except to the overall dominance of the Bears
By Ted Cox
Mudville, No Alternative Week, Sports, Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears, Comiskey Park, Bill Veeck, Windy City Rollers, Variations on a Theme
Oct 21, 2010
Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn screen an excerpt from their forthcoming Bill T. Jones dance documentary "A Good Man," in a retrospective of films by Hercules and his Media Process Group tonight at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
By Ed M. Koziarski
Film, Dance, Bill T. Jones, dance, Ravinia, Abraham Lincoln, Bicentennial, Obama, Kartemquin, Gordon Quinn, Bob Hercules, Good Man, Media Process Group, Bill Veeck, Studs Terkel, Baseball's Heirlooms, Eva Kor, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, Senator Obama Goes to Africa, Michael Pfleger, Radical Disciple, Gene Siskel, Film Center, Saul Alinsky, community organizer, Democratic Promise, Video
News & Features,
Jul 9, 2009
The kids at Comiskey's Disco Demolition Night were alright, says photographer Diane Alexander White
By Brian Costello
Feature, Disco Demolition Night, Mike Veeck, Bill Veeck, Steve Dahl, WLUP, WDAI, radio, White Sox, baseball, Detroit Tigers, Comiskey Park, Diane Alexander, Diane Alexander White, photography
Mar 10, 2008
Pat Sajak talks about baseball, steroids, and Chicago-style hot dogs during his recent trip to Chicago for Wheel of Fortune.
By Ryan Hubbard
Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, performance-enhancing drugs, steroids, Major League Baseball, Bill Veeck, Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune, Farragut High School, Columbia College, chicago-style hot dog, Al's #1 Italian Beef
Feb 19, 2008
Reader time capsule: once upon a time Mike Royko deserted the Cubs for the Sox.