The following is the opening stanza to poet Li-Young Lee’s The City In Which I Love You:
And when, in the city in which I love you,
Even my most excellent song goes unanswered,
And I mount the scabbed streets,
The long shouts of avenues,
And tunnel sunken night in search of you...
Think silent film and Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton probably come to mind. Or maybe some ragtime piano, or a bit of pipe organ? Seth Boustead is updating those images. He’s the man behind the Sound of Silent Film Festival.
Hi, it's Steve Edwards here pinch-hitting for the vacationing Justin Kaufmann. As Justin laps up the sun and waves at an undiscolosed location, I've been covering his web production shifts, which keeps me up way too late most nights. It also has me scouring sites for interesting Chicago t
Torture’s long term effects can be devastating. Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and senior director at the Marjorie Kovler Center — the pioneering torture treatment center that’s operated in Chicago for more than 25 years.
Sunday’s Best Director nominees at the Academy Awards would surely be able to name a pivotal cinematic moment in their lives; a film that catapulted a life-long dedication to the art of filmmaking. A new book looks to discover and dissect some of those moments.
When he was a little boy, Victor Dashuk was scared that if he misbehaved, he would be locked inside a rabbit cage. Now 64-years old, Dashuk feels he is living in what he calls “freedom in a cage” in his native Belarus.