Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprecedented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago’s chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and was about to take its place as one o
A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment of the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created it.
Join Lois Leveen, the Newberry’s 2013 Arthur and Lila WeinbergFellow, for a discussion of the research behind The Secrets of Mary Bowser, her novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate White Hous
Join us for some tea and talk about the cross-cultural love Mah Jongg! In this discussion, the Chicago Chinese community shares its history and rich connection with the game they warmly refer to as “M. J.”
Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright discuss their new book Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living. This radical new book explores how individuals can achieve lifelong transformation in their careers, their relationships and their lives.