Naama Goldstein & Lara Vapnyar arrived on the American literary scene at almost the same time, both publishing highly praised short-story collections in 2004. Their characters, too, tend to be recent arrivals, making the best of new lands and new situations.
There is a great deal of interest and misunderstanding about the role of women in the Muslim world. Based on Farhat Haq's research on the role of women in Islam and in Islamic Fundamentalist parties, she presents a sensitive and compelling portrayal of women's experience in this diverse culture.
Investigate the origins and evolution of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as it was situated within the development of the German concentration camp system and the unfolding of the Nazi "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." This talk is designed to provide essential background information for viewer
Ireland is widely recognized for its joyful dance tunes and its ballads that tell stories from the comical to the tragic. As a performer, teacher, and broadcaster of traditional Irish music, Bryan Kelso Crow has been sharing his love of the music with American audiences for two decades.
Studs Terkel, oral historian and legendary author of many award-winning books including And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey, and Stuart Dybek, award-winning author of Coast of Chicago, read from their work and talk with Donna Seaman, Associate Editor of Boo
Few states witnessed a livelier or more dynamic campaign to win women's suffrage than Illinois. Illinois suffragists amassed an impressive record, as Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women presidential suffrage and the first state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment.
At 13, Barney Ross saw his father murdered, his mother suffer a nervous breakdown, and his three younger siblings sent to an orphanage. He became a petty thief, a gambler, a messenger boy for Al Capone, and a professional boxer.
This interactive music and lecture program focuses on how the different blues styles ranging from country blues, classic blues, contemporary Chicago blues, and school children's blues styles mirror and tell African American history and culture.