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Breathless, CPL Foundation Awards, Fortune at the Hideout

Pioneering French-Swiss film director, writer, and critic Jean-Luc Godard passed away in September, and the Gene Siskel Film Center swiftly put together Au Revoir, Godard, a presentation of three Godard-directed favorites from his 60s work. Tonight’s feature, 1960’s À bout de souffle (which literally translates from French as “out of breath”) is more commonly known […]

The 2022 Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards celebrate bold stories, bold voices, and our bold library

What happens when award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Top Chef Rick Bayless, and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas walk into a room? Join us on October 19, 6:00 pm CST to find out. The Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards are back! This year we’ve put the spotlight on storytelling and the powerful ways that stories can […]

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2009 Chicago Humanities Festival Audio/Video Highlights

Roy Zipstein Tony Kusher The Chicago Humanities Festival has just begun to post audio and video of selected programs from its recently concluded 2009 festival, this year themed “Laughter.” The first three posts under “The Laughter Continues”: Tony Kushner receiving the 2009 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize (audio only) Historian Simon Schama telling Jewish jokes Second […]