Chicago’s first and only cultural historian goes on emeritus status, but there’s plenty of work ahead of him.
A classic tale of Chicago corruption, and also of rabbinical law, frontier justice, and the city’s first murder
After 57 sightings in 2017, the Chicago Mothman turns up on a Halloween-season track by rapper Rich Jones.
The current Charles James exhibit at the Chicago History Museum isn’t the first.
Patricipant Media hosts a free storytelling workshop to promote its new drama The Help.
With a little help from Kartemquin Films, Usama Alshaibi documents the Arab-American experience.
Jonathan Eig’s Get Capone
Cecil Adams has spoken, but will the truth behind the Windy City’s nickname ever become common knowledge?
Studs Terkel’s Pulitzer-winning “The Good War”: An Oral History of World War II fought its own war: Terkel’s firsthand witnesses testified to the ugly side of a noble struggle–internment camps, homophobia and racism in the trenches, war profiteering, rejection of the disfigured wounded, and American propagandizing. Like any war, this one undermined the very principles […]