WBEZ | Arts & Culture http://www.wbez.org/news/culture Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Local brewery turns off the tap for Trump http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/local-brewery-turns-tap-trump-112272 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/13399992435_df2dc078d0_k.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr">Local microbrewery <a href="http://www.5rabbitbrewery.com/">5 Rabbit Cerveceria</a> is cutting ties with Chicago&#39;s Trump Tower lounge in ongoing fallout over Donald Trump&#39;s recent <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/24/politics/donald-trump-ivanka-trump-mexicans-immigrants/">comments about Mexican immigrants.</a></p><p dir="ltr">The Latin American-born owners of the Bedford Park brewery had been making a house beer for Trump Tower&acute;s Rebar for the past few months. It was a joint effort with the restaurant&rsquo;s bar manager, and the relationship had been going well according to 5 Rabbit founder and co-owner Andres Araya.</p><p dir="ltr">But after the presidential hopeful characterized Mexican immigrants largely as criminals and &ldquo;rapists&rdquo; in a speech earlier this month, Araya and his partners decided to end the relationship.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We would be doing an injustice to the community we serve (and live in) by engaging in business with someone who does not accept our role in society and expresses a rhetoric of hate and ignorance towards us,&rdquo; Araya wrote in a statement to WBEZ Monday.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;On a personal level, if I did, one of the things that scares me the most is sending the wrong message to my daughters. We are active members of this immigrant community and we need to stand up for ourselves, and more importantly, for those who do not have the voice or means to do so. The very foundation of the United States of America was built on acceptance and inclusion. &nbsp;That is what drew us here, and that&acute;s what why we feel so strongly about this.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;As a company, an integral part of our vision reads that we are &lsquo;not only based in, but also look to promote a strong and positive image of Latin America, its heritage and people.&rsquo;</p><p dir="ltr">It would be hypocritical of us to sustain the relationship.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Araya says that the 50 remaining kegs of the summer golden ale will be sold to bars around town under the name &ldquo;(Expletive) Tu Pelo.&quot;</p><p dir="ltr">Trump, who is vying for the Republican presidential nomination, was in town on Monday to give a speech to the City Club of Chicago. Asked if he had any regrets over the comments on Mexico, Trump stood firm. He said that every time he talks about Mexico he&rsquo;s &ldquo;accused of being a racist.&rdquo; Then he cited a figure from the <em>Huffington Post </em>saying that 80 percent of girls smuggled from Central America are raped.</p><p dir="ltr">Across the street from the City Club speech, Mexican Americans staged an anti-Trump protest calling him a racist and urging NBC to cut ties with the reality TV star.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.</p><p>NBC said it would no longer air the annual &quot;Miss USA&quot; and &quot;Miss Universe&quot; pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Trump has said he is no longer appearing in the television show &quot;The Apprentice.&quot; NBC said &quot;Celebrity Apprentice&quot; will continue to go on without him.</p><p dir="ltr">&quot;At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,&quot; NBC said in the statement.</p><p dir="ltr">Last week Spanish language network Univision called Trump&rsquo;s comments &ldquo;insulting&rdquo; and announced it will not air the Miss USA pageant next month. Trump is part owner of the pageant and said Monday he still doesn&rsquo;t know what will happen with that deal.</p><p><em>Monica Eng is a WBEZ producer and co-host of the Chewing The Fat podcast. Follow her at<a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng"> @monicaeng</a> or write to her at meng@wbez.org. </em></p><p><em>Yolanda Perdomo and The Associated Press contributed to this report.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/local-brewery-turns-tap-trump-112272 Classic of black cinema, 'Cooley High,' celebrates 40th anniversary http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/classic-black-cinema-cooley-high-celebrates-40th-anniversary-112246 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/colleyhigh_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A classic of black cinema celebrated its 40th birthday on June 25.&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>&nbsp;showed a slice of urban life rarely seen in &quot;<a href="http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/04/blaxploitation_films_40_years_after_sweet_sweetbacks_baadasssss_song.3.html">blaxploitation</a>&quot; movies of the time. Set in Chicago&#39;s Cabrini-Green housing project, it became a touchstone for filmmakers like John Singleton and Spike Lee.</p><p>The opening credits of&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>&nbsp;feature a wide shot of Chicago&#39;s iconic skyline. The camera then pans across high-rise apartments before zooming in on a drab row house. This was the heart of Cabrini-Green, where Rick Stone, who grew up here, got his first acting job four decades ago.</p><p>&quot;See where it says Starbucks?&quot; Stone says. &quot;That&#39;s where we were, right there.&quot; He recalls the day he and his friend Norman were shooting hoops when a white stretch limo pulled up. Inside was one of&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>&#39;s producers.</p><p>&quot;He was like, &#39;How would you guys like to be in a movie?&#39; &quot; Stone says. &quot;Man, get the hell out of here. We thought he was jiving... They were looking for two of the toughest gang-bangers around here and come to find out, it was the police that recommended us.&quot;&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>&nbsp;is not a documentary &mdash; but the two gang members essentially play themselves. Norman&#39;s character is called Robert, and Stone&#39;s is called...Stone.</p><p>In one scene, the two are shooting dice in the back of a diner when a girl interrupts their game.</p><blockquote><p>Norman: Hey mama, go walk somewhere else.</p><p>Brenda: Why don&#39;t you gamble someplace else?</p><p>Preach: Cause we&#39;re gambling here, sweet thing.</p><p>Brenda: This is a restaurant, not an alley.</p><p>Cochise: Hey, hey keep on stepping baby. If we wanted to be preached to we&#39;d go to church.</p><p>Brenda: Y&#39;all need to go to church.</p><p>Preach: Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah...</p></blockquote><p>The character Preach, played by Glynn Turman, is best friends with basketball star and ladies man Cochise, who&#39;s played by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. Throughout the film, the pair cuts class, hops on the back of a CTA bus and tries to get to first base with their girlfriends.</p><p>For many viewers, what made&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>&nbsp;such a landmark film was its honest depiction of teenage life in the projects. Eric Monte wrote the film based on his time at the real Cooley Vocational High School. Although he&#39;s suffered several strokes in recent years, he remembers it well.</p><p>&quot;We had fun. Even poor, we had fun, fun, fun,&quot; he says.</p><p>But &mdash; spoiler alert &mdash;&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>&nbsp;takes a dark turn when Stone and Robert convince Preach and Cochise to steal a Cadillac. Afterward, Stone and Robert think the other two snitched on them. Cochise gets killed. Preach finds him lying motionless under the El tracks, and his screams of anguish are drowned out by the trains above.</p><p>Like so much of the movie, Cochise&#39;s death was also drawn from Eric Monte&#39;s life and memories of a friend who died. &quot;It&#39;s hard for me, even now,&quot; he says. &quot;I&#39;m 70 years old, but he was my man. And he died just like that. It was horrible.&quot;</p><p>After that incident, Monte hitchhiked his way out west. He worked on TV shows like&nbsp;<em>Good Times</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Jeffersons</em>, living out Preach&#39;s dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter.</p><p><em>&quot;Cooley High</em>&nbsp;has such a strong message of positivity and breaking through barriers and becoming somebody no matter what your circumstances in life may be,&quot; says Jackie Taylor, who played Cochise&#39;s girlfriend in the movie. Taylor used her experience in the movie to launch Chicago&#39;s Black Ensemble Theater, which is still going strong today.</p><p>Rick Stone had a rougher go of it after&nbsp;<em>Cooley High</em>. His friend Norman, who played Robert, was killed in a corner stick-up, and Stone got eight years in prison for armed robbery. Finally, Stone&#39;s old friend Jackie Taylor intervened. &quot;Taylor called that day and said &#39;Ricky, what you doing?&quot; I said &#39;nothing.&#39; And she said, &#39;Come on down to the Black Ensemble Theater. I&#39;ve got something for you.&#39;&quot;</p><p>Taylor gave Stone a job as a janitor. Eventually he started acting again and has now appeared in more than 20 stage productions. He still lives in the area, in new mixed-income housing.</p><p>As for what used to be Cabrini-Green, it looks a lot different these days.</p><p>&quot;I got white neighbors now,&quot; Stone says. &quot;A white guy and his wife knocked on my door, they had a cake and were like &#39;Welcome to the neighborhood!&#39; I didn&#39;t have the heart to tell them that I&#39;d been over here all my life. I was like &#39;Thank you.&#39; &quot;</p><p><em>&mdash; via <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/06/26/417185907/40-years-later-the-cast-of-cooley-high-looks-back">NPR&#39;s Code Switch</a></em></p></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/classic-black-cinema-cooley-high-celebrates-40th-anniversary-112246 U2's Innocence + Experience tour reminds you why you used to love this band http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2015-06/u2s-innocence-experience-tour-reminds-you-why-you-used-love-band-112245 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/u2wide2014.jpg" style="height: 389px; width: 640px;" title="" /></div><p>U2 has got its mojo back.</p><p>Now there&rsquo;s a sentence I never thought I&rsquo;d write. As readers of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2014-09/u2s-songs-innocence-yawn-110785">this blog</a> and listeners of <em><a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/show/461/#u2">Sound Opinion</a>s </em>know, I was not a fan of the long-running Irish rockers&rsquo; 13<sup>th</sup> studio album <em>Songs of Innocence, </em>to say nothing of being highly dubious of its business transactions in recent years, from <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2009/03/bono_on_the_ticketmasterlive_n.html">the partnership with monopolistic concert giant Live Nation</a> to cramming its new music into all of our iTunes accounts.</p><p>I liked <em><a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2009/02/u2_no_line_on_the_horizon_univ.html">No Line on the Horizon</a> </em>(2009) quite a bit, but was <a href="http://www.jimdero.com/News%202009/U2SoldierField.htm">left so cold by that stadium tour</a> with its ridiculous &ldquo;claw&rdquo; stage set and many bouts of pompous preaching that I figured I was done for good with the band as a live entity&mdash;and this from a fan who&rsquo;d caught every tour since <em>War </em>(1983) and who&rsquo;d rank the <em>Achtung Baby </em>and <em>Zooropa</em>-era shows among the best concerts he&rsquo;s ever seen.</p><p>Nevertheless, there I was for the opening of a five-night stand at the United Center on Wednesday. And damned if the four-song opening salvo &mdash; &ldquo;The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone&rdquo;), &ldquo;The Electric Co.,&rdquo; &ldquo;Vertigo,&rdquo; and &ldquo;I Will Follow&rdquo; &mdash; didn&rsquo;t convince me that U2 is as ferocious, focused, and no-nonsense committed as it&rsquo;s ever been, while the four-song closing of the set proper &mdash; &ldquo;Bullet the Blue Sky,&rdquo; &ldquo;Pride (In the Name of Love),&rdquo; &ldquo;Beautiful Day,&rdquo; and &ldquo;With or Without You&rdquo; &mdash; was enough to negate any accusation of bombast and make the hardest-hearted skeptic once again surrender to the majestic rattle and hum of yore.</p><p>&ldquo;Bono dedicates &lsquo;Elevation&rsquo; to the Blackhawks,&rdquo; <em>The Chicago Tribune</em>&rsquo;s <a href="https://twitter.com/pang">wiseass cheeseburger bureau chief</a> tweeted midway through the show. &ldquo;<a href="https://twitter.com/JimDeRogatis"><strike>@</strike>JimDeRogatis</a> sitting next to me rolls his eyes so hard his head tipped backwards.&rdquo;</p><p>True enough. But as I responded, that was because it was the only clichéd and pandering arena-rock moment of an otherwise stripped-down, gimmick-free 23-song set that didn&rsquo;t need a shout-out to the local sports champs to prompt an easy cheer.</p><p>Talk about rolling my eyes: I did a lot more than that when I first started reading that the current show was planned with an eye toward theatrical storytelling, and that the high-tech video screens spanning the arena were inspired by some of what Bono and the Edge learned during their foray onto Broadway with <em>Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.</em></p><p>But the thematic arc of &ldquo;Iris (Hold Me Close),&rdquo; &ldquo;Cedarwood Road,&rdquo; &ldquo;Sunday Bloody Sunday,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Raised by Wolves&rdquo; worked without pretensions, especially since the new songs were much harder-hitting and far more emotional than in the bland, over-produced versions on record. And while the snapshots on the big screens of the Dublin streets where the musicians grew up weren&rsquo;t really necessary, they weren&rsquo;t obnoxious distractions, either.</p><p>Add to this the enduring groove of &ldquo;Mysterious Ways,&rdquo; always a reminder of why Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton are one of the best rhythm sections in rock; the several eruptions of pure-noise Edge guitar; powerfully minimalist acoustic readings of &ldquo;Ordinary Love&rdquo; and &ldquo;Every Breaking Wave,&rdquo; and Bono&rsquo;s poignant evocation of the ongoing battles for the soul of America represented by Ferguson, Staten Island, and Charleston, and&hellip; well&hellip; this band has got its mojo back, and I can&rsquo;t really say it any better than that.</p><p><strong>(U2 performs at the United Center again tonight, Sunday, Monday, and Thursday, and some tickets remain for several of these shows.)</strong></p><p><em><strong>Follow me on Twitter </strong></em><a href="https://twitter.com/JimDeRogatis"><strong><em><strike>@</strike>JimDeRogatis</em></strong></a><em><strong>, join me on </strong></em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-DeRo/254753087340"><strong><em>Facebook</em></strong></a><em><strong>, and podcast or stream </strong></em><a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/"><strong>Sound Opinions</strong></a><em><strong>.</strong></em></p></p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2015-06/u2s-innocence-experience-tour-reminds-you-why-you-used-love-band-112245 Chicago's Navy Pier to debut 196-foot Ferris wheel next year http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicagos-navy-pier-debut-196-foot-ferris-wheel-next-year-112242 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 2.11.02 PM.png" alt="" /><p><p>Navy Pier plans to debut a bigger and more luxurious 196-foot Ferris wheel when the Chicago tourist attraction celebrates its 100th anniversary next summer.</p><p>Standing 49 feet taller than the current Ferris wheel installed two decades ago, the replacement will fit up to 180 more passengers per ride. It will be outfitted with temperature-controlled gondolas that can carry up to 10 passengers each and feature padded seats, TV screens, speakers and condensation drainage systems.</p><p>The new model, which will be the first of its kind in the U.S., has already has been purchased with private funds. It was created by Dutch Wheels, the Netherlands-based company that built Navy Pier&#39;s current wheel.</p><p>While Navy Pier will be marking its centennial, the history of the Ferris wheel in Chicago goes back even further. The first Ferris wheel was built in 1893 for the city&#39;s World&#39;s Columbian Exposition.</p><p>The upgrade is part of a nearly $640 million project authorized two years ago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that supports tourism and trade show redevelopment. Emanuel said it will bolster the city&#39;s efforts to attract 55 million visitors each year to Chicago by 2020 by bringing &quot;new energy&quot; to Navy Pier.</p><p>Navy Pier, Inc., the nonprofit that maintains and oversees the tourist attraction&#39;s redevelopment, spent six months searching for a new Ferris wheel that was the best match for the structural and operational requirements at the pier.</p><p>The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier will close for construction beginning in late September and will reopen next summer for the centennial celebration.</p></p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicagos-navy-pier-debut-196-foot-ferris-wheel-next-year-112242 Review: Pixar's Inside Out http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/review-pixars-inside-out-112225 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/insideout.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pixar has made heroes out of mute robots, anxious clown fish, a foodie rat and an irritable 80 year-old man. For their next mission, they go into the mind of a child. Is the new film <em>Inside Out </em>a return to form for the once peerless animation studio? <em>Filmspotting</em>&#39;s Josh Larsen and guest host Michael Phillips from the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> share their review.</p></p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/review-pixars-inside-out-112225 Child from previous marriage brings couple closer http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/child-previous-marriage-brings-couple-closer-112221 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/StoryCorps 150619 Stephen Mark bh.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Stephen Pearlman was a teller at a Citibank where Mark Towns was a frequent customer.</p><p>Whenever Towns came in, Pearlman would try to time it so that he could be his teller.</p><p>They flirted and eventually went on a first date.</p><p>That&#39;s when Pearlman shared a part of his past.</p><p>He had been married to a woman and had a six-year-old daughter.</p><p><em>StoryCorps&rsquo; mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.</em></p></p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/child-previous-marriage-brings-couple-closer-112221 Pope's encyclical takes on climate change http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/popes-encyclical-takes-climate-change-112207 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/popefrancis.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249);">▲&nbsp;</span>LISTEN&nbsp;</strong><em>The Vatican will release a rare encyclical on the environment Thursday. A leaked draft of Pope Francis&rsquo; letter came out earlier this week. In the draft, the Pope reportedly calls for urgent action to fight climate change and says global warming is &ldquo;mostly&rdquo; due to human action. </em>Morning Shift<em>&#39;s Tony Sarabia asked Sister Dawn Nothwehr, the Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Theological Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union, to discuss what this means.</em></p><p>VATICAN CITY &nbsp;&mdash; There&#39;s something of a whodunit going on in the Vatican to discover who leaked Pope Francis&#39; environment encyclical to an Italian newsweekly, deflating the release of the most anticipated and feared papal document in recent times.</p><p><em>L&#39;Espresso</em> magazine published the full 191 pages of &quot;Laudato Si&quot; (Be Praised) on its website Monday, three days before the official launch. The Vatican said it was just a draft, but most media ran with it, given that it covered many of the same points Francis and his advisers have been making in the run-up to the release.</p><p>On Tuesday, the Vatican indefinitely suspended the press credentials of <em>L&#39;Espresso</em>&#39;s veteran Vatican correspondent, Sandro Magister, saying the publication had been &quot;incorrect.&quot; A letter from the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, to Magister advising him of the sanction was posted on the bulletin board of the Vatican press office.</p><p>Magister told <em>The Associated Press</em> that his editor, not he, obtained the document and decided to publish it.</p><p>&quot;I just wrote the introduction,&quot; Magister said in a text message, adding that he had promised the Vatican to keep quiet about the scoop.</p><p>In the draft of the encyclical, Francis says global warming is &quot;mostly&quot; due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. He calls for a radical change in behavior to save the planet for future generations and prevent the poor from suffering the worst effects of industry-induced environmental degradation.</p><p>Several Vatican commentators hypothesized that the leak was aimed at taking the punch out of Thursday&#39;s official launch of the encyclical, in which the Vatican has lined up a Catholic cardinal, an Orthodox theologian, an atheist scientist and an economist to discuss the contents.</p><p>They noted that conservatives &mdash; particularly in the U.S. &mdash; attacked the encyclical even before it was released, chiding the pope for talking science in a church document and insisting that global warming isn&#39;t a scientific reality. It would be in their interest, the argument goes, to fudge the pope&#39;s message via a scoop by<em> L&#39;Espresso</em>, since Magister has championed views of the conservative Catholic camp hostile to Francis.</p><p>Italian daily La Stampa suggested that the leak might have come from conservatives inside Vatican, noting that Francis&#39; reform plans for the Vatican bureaucracy have been resisted by the more conservative old guard who would have an interest in sabotaging Francis&#39; labor of love.</p><p>A leak, however, was to be expected, given that drafts of the document have been circulating for months and that the text had been translated into multiple languages before its official release.</p><p>Not to mention that the Vatican has had a long and storied history of leaked documents: The last big scandal in 2012 resulted in the pope&#39;s butler being put on trial for stealing his private papers and passing them off to an Italian journalist. He was convicted but was eventually pardoned by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.</p><p>In the aftermath of the &quot;Vatileaks&quot; scandal, the Vatican City State updated its criminal code to include severe penalties for anyone who leaks a Vatican document or publishes news from it: Up to two years in prison and a 5,000 euro ($5,600) fine.</p><p>Vatican commentator John Allen, writing for the Boston Globe&#39;s Crux site, said the leak highlighted the clash of cultures at play at the Vatican over different understandings of embargoes: The Vatican regularly provides accredited journalists with embargoed documents to give them time to read them and prepare articles, with the understanding that they will only publish at a fixed time.</p><p>While the Vatican cried foul that the encyclical embargo had been violated,<em> L&#39;Espresso </em>obtained the article independently of the Vatican press office, and thereby wasn&#39;t beholden to the noon Thursday embargo that had been set.</p><p>&quot;As a final observation, the frenzy probably will boost interest in Thursday&#39;s official presentation, if for no other reason than to see whether there are actually any substantial changes between the leak and the real deal,&quot; he said.</p></p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/popes-encyclical-takes-climate-change-112207 Chicago Blackhawks take home 3rd Stanley Cup in 6 years with 2-0 win http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicago-blackhawks-take-home-3rd-stanley-cup-6-years-2-0-win-112196 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/hockey.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. Their 2-0 victory Monday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning even offered an opportunity the team didn&#39;t have the two previous times &mdash; the chance to celebrate the title on its home ice.</p><p>It&#39;s Chicago&#39;s sixth Stanley Cup overall, having previously also won in 1934, 1938 and 1961, as well as the two recent titles in 2010 and 2013.</p><p>Defender Duncan Keith scored the first goal, putting in his own rebound in the second period. It was only his third goal of the playoffs and his 13th of the season. After the game, he was named the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the first defender given the honor since the Anaheim Ducks&#39; Scott Niedermayer in 2007.</p><p>Star winger Patrick Kane added a wide-open insurance goal late in the third period off a Brad Richards pass. Center Jonathan Toews, who captained all three of the Blackhawks&#39; recent title winners and who was named most valuable player of the 2010 playoffs, was the first to hoist the cup.</p><p>The Lightning offense struggled in the game, getting off just 24 shots on goal against Corey Crawford, the fewest the Blackhawks goalie had faced in a game since first-round games against the Nashville Predators. Even playing six-on-four for a minute as the game wound down, Tampa Bay got few good opportunities.</p><p>The Blackhawks won more than twice as many faceoffs as the Lightning, and had two penalty minutes to Tampa Bay&#39;s six.</p><p><em>&mdash; <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/15/414725803/chicago-hopes-to-clinch-the-stanley-cup-on-home-ice-for-first-time-in-decades">via NPR&#39;s The Two-Way</a></em></p></p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicago-blackhawks-take-home-3rd-stanley-cup-6-years-2-0-win-112196 How an African-American ad man changed the face of advertising http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/how-african-american-ad-man-changed-face-advertising-112190 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/tom burrel.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In the 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. In this <em>Planet Money</em> report, we hear how he changed the way people think about ads, and how advertising thinks about us.</p><p><em>&mdash; via <a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/06/15/414561593/how-an-african-american-ad-man-changed-the-face-of-advertising">NPR&#39;s Planet Money</a></em></p></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/how-african-american-ad-man-changed-face-advertising-112190 This American Life: Father's Day http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/american-life-fathers-day-112189 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/5828497505_f1753d6795_b.jpg" alt="" /><p></p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/american-life-fathers-day-112189