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The Promise

THE PROMISE Diaghilev Theatre Company at the Preston Bradley Community Center It’s the notorious winter of 1942 in Leningrad. Lika, a 15-year-old temporary war orphan, is hiding out in an abandoned apartment. Her mother is a doctor working at the front, and her nanny was killed when a bomb destroyed their home. In walks a […]

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Market Incentives

To the editors: I see Jae-Ha Kim’s byline in the Chicago Sun-Times and Rolling Stone, hear her voice every week on Johnny B’s radio show and see her occasionally on television. I see Bill Wyman writing about her. Go figure. I buy the Sun-Times because Kim is a clever writer who doesn’t talk down to […]

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Souls in Transit

RISA SEKIGUCHI: RECENT PAINTINGS at the Chicago Cultural Center Who has twisted us around like this, so that / no matter what we do, we are in the posture / of someone going away? Just as, upon / the farthest hill, which shows him his whole valley / one last time, he turns, stops, lingers–, […]

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Calendar Photo Caption

Since 1988 photographer Kathy Richalnd, a frequent contributor to these pages, has been photographing refugees, homeless people, and others served by Travelers & Immigrants Aid of Chicago. Twenty-six of her photos have been collected into a show that’s touring the city this spring and summer: Right now (and through April 30) it’s hanging at the […]