Evanston native Kristin Lems has shared stages with John Prine and Gloria Steinem, and she’s currently working on a play with songs about Jane Addams.
Also featured: the reversal of the Chicago River, the commodities trade, the Mayors Daley, and Jane Addams.
But her progressive ideas left something to be desired.
Donut Fest, Irish Christmas Market, and more happenings from December 9-11.
Some more thoughts about greatness and Chicago-ness at our tournament’s halfway point.
Two books by Progressive-era reformers square off in the opening round of our contest.
As contract negotiations drag on, UIC United Faculty hosts a teach-in—and contemplates a walkout.
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
A centennial history of the Lakeside, Michigan, country club
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In a series of local appearances, journalist Elaine Weiss discusses her new book “Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War.”
Matt Taibbi has a compelling take on Obama’s win, though the obvious exception that may or may not prove the rule to this… “You never, ever get a true dissident from a prominent Western country winning the award, despite the obvious appropriateness such a choice would represent” … is MLK, though arguments could be made […]
The Chicago Anarchist Film Festival’s opening night film, “On the Verge: The Smash EDO Campaign,” documents the five-year-long protest outside a British plant aimed at disrupting the supply of arms for the Iraq war.
A 2007 documentary, The Five Ring Circus, details the high costs to Vancouver of its bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The film screens Friday at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
The Republicans deserve merciless ridicule for their cynical attack on community organizers. Do the Democrats have the chops to deliver it?