Given the breadth of meaning around the word "independent," Afternoon Shift, decided to focus on three threads: political, personal and cultural, with Laura Beth Nielsen, Susan Nussbaum, Steve Albini and Kim Deal.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has begun to fulfill Rahm Emmanuel’s campaign promise to draft a comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago. We haven’t had a new one since 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington first established the Dept.
Japan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. Thus, every five years, the Japanese government conducts a study on attitudes toward sex and marriage.Recent findings suggest that the birth rate will probably continue to plummet. The reason?
With the election of a former army general as the country’s next president, the legacy of Guatemala’s long, bloody civil war doesn’t just disappear overnight.Increasingly, Guatemala’s past and present mix not only in politics, but also in its contemporary art.