Spike Lee’s latest is set in 1970, but it’s all about 2018.
Tag: Ku Klux Klan
Arnie the Doughnut, Tangles and Plaques, and 11 more new stage shows to see
A delightful kids’ show and a Neo-Futurist’s look at dementia are among this week’s best bets.
Emanuel slams Trump over Charlottesville: ‘Members of the neo-Nazi and the KKK think they have a friend in the Oval Office,’ and other Chicago news
Also, Rauner isn’t happy with the state senate’s override of his school funding veto.
Illinois senate overrides Rauner’s amendatory veto of the school funding bill, and other news
Also, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered Sunday to denounce racism and bigotry after the violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville.
When a museum display ruins an interesting subject
It’s hard to engage with “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs,” now on display at the Chicago History Museum, when the exhibit is so erratically put together.
Renée Baker on the challenges of scoring silent race films
This fall the musician will provide live accompaniment to two mid-1920s pictures.
Free State of Jones turns a Civil War legend into a plea for racial equality
In Gary Ross’s drama, a 19th-century deserter becomes a hero for today.
Fifty years after Dr. King’s march in Marquette Park, racial integration remains elusive in Chicago
The park no longer is a symbol of bigotry, but it isn’t a success story either.
How a Chicago priest became an unwitting civil rights figure
Former Catholic priest Richard Morrisroe reflects on his friend and fellow civil rights activist Jonathan Daniels who was gunned down by a segregationist in Alabama 50 years ago.
George Will’s interesting idea of what made liberalism go bad
The idea: The myth of JFK’s assassination ruined liberalism.
Undercover reporting—not as dead as you’ve heard
Brooke Kroeger’s new book defends undercover journalism
Partial confession is good for the soul
Confession, Francis Cardinal George style.
Boys in the Hoods
Chicago was once called the most active Klan city outside the south. It all started at a 1921 rally held at the farm of millionaire and onetime Cubs owner Charles Weeghman.