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Special to Tribune NewspapersThe National Public Housing Museum's April 15 benefit, "An Afternoon of Good Times," honored three nationally renowned humanitarians for their commitments and contributions to inner-city housing and empowerment of its residents. Steve Pemberton, author...
When Katherine Boo won the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant 10 years ago, the citation praised her as one of the most influential journalists writing about contemporary social conditions. It noted her "expansive research, elegant...
Kevin Guskiewicz, one of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation award announced Tuesday, was long a thorn in the side of the National Football League. Since 1999, he has wired the helmets of about 700 college football players with accelerometers to...
Elouise Cobell, the treasurer of the Blackfeet tribe who tenaciously pursued a lawsuit that accused the federal government of cheating Native Americans out of more than a century's worth of royalties, resulting in a record $3.4-billion settlement, has...
Tribune staff reporterAnn Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite. Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...
MacArthur Foundation exec built her career from a mix of public, private experience and dashes of chance, riskTribune staff reporterWhen Robert Gallucci arrived in Chicago to take the reins at the MacArthur Foundation in mid-2009, he found himself besieged by new "friends." "They had great ideas on how the foundation could spend its money," he said. The onetime diplomat and...
Adrienne Rich, one of the country's most honored and influential poets, whose finely tuned verse explored her identity as a feminist, a lesbian and an agent for political change, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82. She died of...
Gloria Zigner, Douglas Rankin and Elizabeth Turk move in different worlds but have, in their own ways, made a mark on the Orange County arts scene. Come September, all three will be recognized at the 13th annual O.C. Arts Awards in Costa Mesa as...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesDetroit: A Biography Scott Martelle Chicago Review Press: 288 pp., $24.95 In February 1863, Thomas Faulkner, a Detroit saloon owner of mixed-race background, was arrested on the charge of raping a 9-year-old white girl. Despite his protestations of...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com. 1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago 2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
On Friday, Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts will hosts the Australian Chamber Orchestra and soprano Dawn Upshaw for a concert of classic chamber works and arrangements, and a new work written specifically for the award-winning soprano and...
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