I didn’t meet the revered Chicago Tribune theater critic, Richard Christiansen, until 2016 when I started interviewing him for my book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater. He was 84 years old and living at The Selfhelp Home, an assisted living facility for older Jewish adults where a caregiver he particularly liked would sit […]
And Henry turns out to be a major character in Robin Amer’s ten-part audio documentary for USA Today.
“We can’t think of a single significant instance where he was the target of someone’s ire,” the Chicago police hive-mind blog reflects.
The year in politics: Our third annual awards for political “achievement”
Honoring the legacy of a legendary Chicago civil rights activist
The Cirque de Silly is back in town.
The biggest theme in the first round of pre-post-Daley reflections: his bridging of racial divides in Chicago politics. How’d it happen?
No way is Mayor Daley going down without a fight. But perhaps you’ve noticed: he rarely ever gets one.