WBEZ | michael williams http://www.wbez.org/tags/michael-williams Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Culture Catalyst: Richard Cahan and Michael Williams on Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/culture-catalyst-richard-cahan-and-michael-williams-vivian-maier-out <p><p><strong>Michael Williams</strong> and <strong>Richard Cahan</strong>, co-authors of <em>Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows</em>, have collaborated on seven other books, including <em>Real Chicago</em>, <em>Richard Nickel&rsquo;s Chicago: Photographs of a Lost City</em>, <em>Who We Were: A Snapshot History of America</em>, <em>Edgar Miller</em> and the <em>Handmade Home, and The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond</em>. They own CityFiles Press, a Chicago publishing company that focuses on art and photography books.</p><p>Chicago is a hotbed of arts and culture. Our city is home not only to amazing artists, important art spaces, and renowned universities but also to cultural leaders at the forefront of innovation in cuisine, music, fashion, literature, and beyond. Culture Catalysts is a monthly series that celebrates and provides a platform for Chicagoans at the epicenters of these scenes. Each month, get to know the work of a different Chicago-based thought leader, meet the artists featured in our Chicago Works exhibition series, and discover those who influence arts and culture in our community.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/MCA-webstory_13.gif" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at&nbsp;The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/culture-catalyst-richard-cahan-and-michael-williams-vivian-maier-out Postcard: A historical glimpse into the reversal of the Chicago River http://www.wbez.org/content/postcard-historical-glimpse-reversal-chicago-river <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/frontandcenter/photo/2011-07-11/89000/Chicago_Wall-2[1].jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/26301746?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff0000" width="601" frameborder="0" height="338"></iframe></p><br> <p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter" target="_blank">Front and Center</a> examines the critical issues surrounding the Great Lakes region, including it's changing waters. In the early 1900s, the reversal of the Chicago River instigated ecological issues that are effecting lives in the Great lakes region even today. Now, discussion sparks the possibility of<a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-12/un-reversing-chicago-river-88976"> </a><a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-12/un-reversing-chicago-river-88976" target="_blank">un-reversing the river</a><a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-12/un-reversing-chicago-river-88976"> </a>to once again control the flow and prevent invasive species.</p><p>This video postcard offers a glimpse into history, illustrating the life around the Chicago River when it was reversed. These photographs were provided by Michael Williams and Richard Cahan from their upcoming book <em>"The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond</em>." They are&nbsp; part of 20,000 or more, glass-plate negatives that are now in the possession of the Illinois State Archives. A few of the photographs have never been published before.</p></p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/postcard-historical-glimpse-reversal-chicago-river