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Do you believe art drives social change? Venita Griffin does, and as director of marking and communications for the Community Renewal Society, she found herself in a position to act on this belief. CRS publishes the Chicago Reporter, which this year sponsored the first ever John A. McDermott Documentary Film Competition. It was her idea. […]

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We’re staying together for the birds and bunnies. Michigan State University researchers explain in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that divorce is bad—for the environment. “The smaller average size of divorced households has led to more households and a higher demand for resources such as energy, water, and land, as well as […]

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Letters

“Wilson’s case was pivotal, not simply because he won it in the end but because of what it led to—the exposure of a torture ring.” —John Conroy, November 29 Andrew Wilson Is No Poster Boy It is beyond my comprehension how reporter John Conroy picked cop killer Andrew Wilson as the poster boy for sympathy […]

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Savage Love

QDan! I can’t believe you wrote that response to Hawt and Royally Depressed! He wrote because his wife of ten years had “let herself go.” Men and women were hitting on him and he had to resort to stoning before he could be with her. And you told this asshole to “be honest with her.” […]

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There’s a peculiar tango being danced in the 32nd Ward committeeman’s race. Alderman Scott Waguespack, who edged out incumbent Ted Matlak back in April, isn’t in the running. Instead he’s endorsed state rep John Fritchey, who announced his candidacy back in July. the runoff election for alderman of the 32nd Ward. It was an upset […]