Political strife, family drama, bad one-night stands, protest rock, the dark Web, and the Holocaust: all in 30 minutes or less.
Among their demands: black and Latino teachers and administrators, ethnic studies classes and clubs, and bilingual education
Here’s what happened when writer Terry Southern and photographer Michael Cooper flew in to cover it—with William S. Burroughs and Jean Genet along for the ride.
Fifty years ago, Phil Ochs performed at the bloody and chaotic protests in Lincoln Park and left a changed and broken man.
Archived letters to former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley bring up familiar concerns about unrest, policing, political divisions, and “propaganda.”
Are we poised to relive the dark days of ’68 all over again?
Documentary photographer Danny Lyon’s The Bikeriders revs up for a long-overdue reissue.
On Tim Wendel’s Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever
My Kind of Town and The Whole World Is Watching, look at ugly chapters in Chicago history
NATO: a big international story in a city whose press no longer thinks globally
Experimental Sound Studio hosts Flux Bikes, a musical bike ride Sun 8/29 at 2 PM.
The city endured two riots in 1968—the one that everyone’s been talking about, and the one that everyone seems to have forgotten.
Britannica.com launches a new series on the best films of 1968.
The 1968 Bus driver strike remembered
That was no “police riot.” That was a premeditated offensive.