David Misch discusses his new book Funny: The Book — Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. From ancient Tricksters to Modern Family, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it's going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).
Keith Koeneman discusses his new book, First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley, which chronicles the complex and often contradictory life of an American political legend. Through more than 100 interviews, he tells an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution, highlighting Daley’s achievements and mistakes.
Our Geiger counter couldn’t detect any radiation footprint from the site of the first sustained nuclear chain reaction. (Whew!) But, was safety first and foremost when scientists ran their WWII nuclear experiment in Chicago?
Mike Dotson from Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood is curious to know: "What’s the history behind Cook County’s former Dunning Insane Asylum and the people buried near there?" Freelance writer and photographer Robert Loerzel digs into the history.