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Curious City

Who Came Up With The Iconic White Sox Look?

The brainchild of a 22-year-old executive, the White Sox look hit a home run with fans and, half a century later, rappers.
September 24, 2017
Charles Bradley performing on July 16, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Bradley passed away on Sept. 23, 2017 at the age of 68.

NPR

'Screaming Eagle Of Soul' Charles Bradley Dies At 68

The singer, inspired as a teen by James Brown, didn't release his first album until 2011, at the age of 62.
September 24, 2017
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Morning Shift

Done With ‘Ruin Porn’, Photographer Depicts South Side In Another Light

Lee Bey says he was tired of photos showing "bombed out" South Side buildings. His new exhibit aims to refocus that narrative.
September 22, 2017

Editor’s List

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
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Nerdette

'Doctor Who' Star Alex Kingston On The Women Who Drive A Sci-Fi Franchise

Alex Kingston discusses her role on ‘Doctor Who’ as fan-favorite River Song, which helped pave the way for the show’s first female Doctor.
September 22, 2017
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Curious City

Which Dances Were Invented In Chicago?

Don your dancing shoes as we track down the Chicago band members, musicians, and dancers who helped create five iconic moves.
September 17, 2017
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Morning Shift

What's That Building? The Rainbow Motel

You can sleep in space, under the Eiffel Tower, or even in a giant sandwich at the Rainbow Motel on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
September 21, 2017

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