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Department of Good Old Days

To the editors: I’m sure that all the young girls who read the “Girl in Trouble” article [August 17] are glad they weren’t young girls 20, 50, or 100 years ago. The absence of federally funded contraceptive research, the absence of corporate testing and marketing of birth control methods, and the success of the “right […]

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Undisputed Facts

To the editors: Re: “Children of the Holocaust” [July 6] Why the cover-up of the greatest crime in history committed by Jews against Jews and for over 50 years kept suppressed until now first mentioned in the June 21, 1990, Chicago Sentinel? Here are the harrowing undisputed facts: The Orthodoxy in Europe divided the Jews […]

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Field & Street

When I was a little kid, I didn’t know many birds. I could recognize a robin or a house sparrow. When I was about eight years old and staying on my grandparents’ farm, I knew what pigeons looked like. I was even allowed to shoot them with a .410 shotgun. They were very good to […]

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Terry Gibbs Dream Band

It was a great idea when Contemporary Records began reissuing the recordings of Terry Gibbs’s “Dream Band,” recordings made in concert in Hollywood in 1959; it’s another great idea for Gibbs to bring the music from that band to town this weekend and line up a dozen of Chicago’s best horn players to whirl through […]

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Turn Down the BS

To the editors: Because I’m such an admirer of Jonathan Rosenbaum, having seen Pump Up the Volume, I’m shocked that he could describe it as “a clarion call for freedom and collective action that is both hopeful and energizing” and implore the world, “Don’t miss it” [Reader’s Guide to the Silver Screen, section two, August […]

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Chicago Latino Film Festival

The sixth annual edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival runs from Friday, September 28, through Sunday, October 7. Apart from the opening night screening–which will be held at the First Chicago Center Theater, First National Bank of Chicago, 1 S. Dearborn–screenings will be held at the Three Penny Cinema, 2424 N. Lincoln; at Facets […]

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Moire Music Drum Orchestra

The presence and influence of African music on the British jazz scene goes back nearly three decades; so in 1982, when the kinetic and forceful saxophonist Trevor Watts founded the Moire Music Drum Orchestra, he had an established tradition on which to draw. The use of the name “moire” suggests the layering of two patterns […]

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Coming Attractions

THE DANCE SAMPLER at the Ruth Page Foundation Theatre September 16 GALA PERFORMANCE: DANCING, CHICAGO STYLE at Northeastern Illinois University September 20 and 21 Dance presenters are learning to cater to the public’s bargain mentality. To lure the hoi polloi into the theater–to give them better value for their entertainment dollar–the trend is to offer […]