Jun 25, 2013
Cynicism and the national defense
by Michael Miner
Media, News, U.S. Constitution, BackStory, Civil War, Benjamin Franklin, the Founding Fathers, National Security Agency, Washington Post, the Guardian, Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, Edward Snowden, NSA surveillance, President Obama, Jack Fuller, American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, Distributed Common Ground System, Palantir, Robert Draper, Keith Alexander
May 2, 2013
The wealth gap between white families and black and Hispanic families has grown to six to one.
by Steve Bogira
Neighborhoods, Poverty, Segregation, Politics, News, wealth gap, racial wealth gap, asset-building, mortgage deduction, property-tax deduction, retirement tax credits, segregation, Civil War, discrimination, Urban Institute, American Sociological Review, Princeton, predatory lending, subprime lending, housing bubble, recession, foreclosure crisis
Jan 30, 2013
Matthew Lopez's play shows its seams in a Northlight Theatre production.
May 24, 2012
Violist and former Chicagoan Amy Cimini opens for Bobby Conn tomorrow with multistylistic rock band Starring
by Peter Margasak
Music, Post No Bills, Starring, Amy Cimini, prog rock, Empty Bottle, Till by Turning, Architeuthis Walks on Land, the Fancy, Civil War, Katherine Young, Roommate, Bobby Conn, Video
You Are Here,
May 16, 2012
"Every time I do Jackie Kennedy, I have to make sure there are no runs in the stockings; everything has to be perfectly pressed and perfectly clean."
Performing Arts Review,
Apr 18, 2012
Frank Galati fails to focus in his adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's
by Kerry Reid
Performing Arts Review, Civil War, E.L. Doctorow, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Frank Galati, General William Tecumseh Sherman, Confederate States of America, Harry Groener, Shannon Matesky, James Vincent Meredith, Alana Arenas, Phillip James Brannon
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Brian Springer's family searches for an anarchist diary and buried treasure on their Missouri farm in his documentary "The Disappointment: Or, the Force of Credulity," screening Thursday 3/17 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
by Ed M. Koziarski
Film, Brian Springer, disappointment, force of credulity, Ohio, Missouri, gold, silver, Spanish, buried, treasure, dig, artifact, Civil War, anarchist, Kate Austin, spin, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Pat Robertson, documentary, satellite, Video
Mar 26, 2010
A Pennsylvania grand jury washes its hands of the famous mince pie law suit
by Cliff Doerksen
Bad News From the Past, We're Old, Mince pie, Civil War, lawsuit, Gettysburg, theft, damages, Hilterbrick v. Mehring, neighbors, grand jury
Mar 4, 2010
Critic's Choices and other notable concerts: The Magnetic Fields, Katherine Young, Atomic, Goatwhore, Efterklang, the Gunshy, and more
by Peter Margasak, Miles Raymer, Ann Sterzinger, Monica Kendrick, and Kevin Warwick
Soundboard, Katherine Young, Anthony Braxton, Falling River Quartet, Civil War, Roommate, Atomic, Green Mill, Elastic, Clovers, Empty Bottle, Schubas, Robyn Hitchcock, Matana Roberts, Velvet Lounge, Nicole Mitchell, Goatwhore, Bottom Lounge, Magnetic Fields, Harris Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, Efterklang, Lincoln Hall, Sture Ericson, the Electrics, Gunshy, the Gunshy, Hideout, Subterranean, Turbo Fruits, SPACE, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
Dec 24, 2009
To: the President From: William Tecumseh Sherman
Jul 11, 2006
College doesnât just change its students.