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  • Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument

    Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument
    Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
  • From our archives: Studs Terkel

    Voices, and a few virtuosos (September 3, 2005) It's tempting to mock this uneven collection of conversations as an attempt by Studs Terkel, now 93, to squeeze every penny out of every inch of recording tape he's used in four decades of collecting oral...
  • Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, dies at 96

    Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, dies at 96
    Studs Terkel, who made his name listening to ordinary folks talk about their ordinary lives -- and who turned that knack for conversation into a much-honored literary career -- died Friday. He was 96. Terkel died of old age at his home in Chicago, his...
  • John Leonard dies at 69; erudite critic was early champion of Toni Morrison and other writers

    Literary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and so informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died. He...
  • Studs Terkel: Conversations with America

  • The Daily MirrorL Voices -- Studs Terkel, May 17, 1987

  • Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....
  • Second City's first-rate legacy

    Second City's first-rate legacy
    It was born of University of Chicago nerds at the end of McCarthyism, back when cutting-edge comedy meant jokes about your mother-in-law. It fed on the slow Chicago burn of 1960s counterculture, even though the demons of drugs and alcohol took down more...
  • 'P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening' by Studs Terkel

    'P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening' by Studs Terkel
    Studs Terkel, who died last month at the age of 96, was America's most popular oral historian. Though never a "writer" of the first rank, he nevertheless was a unique contributor to American letters and a vital link to the current of idealistic...
  • Letters to the editor

    Words of farewell Re “Studs Terkel, 1912-2008,” Obituary, Nov. 1 I first met Studs Terkel when I became senior vice president at Playboy Enterprises and started spending a lot of time in Chicago. He was easygoing and acerbic, witty and...
  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
  • Sunday Papers - 3/1/09 - Edition #514

    The Evanston Dance Ensamble is launching their performance of Alice in Wonderland. Lenny Kleinfeld stopped by to talk about his new novel, Shooters and Chasers. Thom Clark from the Community Media Workshop is getting ready for this year's Studs Terkel...