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  • 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...
  • 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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Studs Terkel dies

    Studs Terkel dies
    Louis Terkel arrived here as a child from New York City and in Chicago found not only a new name but a place that perfectly matched--in its energy, its swagger, its charms, its heart--his own personality. They made a perfect and enduring pair. Author-...
  • Cappies Review: Working at East Ridge High School

    Under a societal microscope, we find that the seemingly monotonous workings of everyday occupations are quite intriguing, sometimes for that very monotony. Working is the voice of those who are behind our country, the nameless laborers of each day....
  • Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV

    Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV
    The debut of "Bozo's Circus" on WGN-TV in Chicago on this date signaled the beginning of an enduring city-clown alliance. Bozo is not the only clown to come out of Chicago, but he is surely the most affecting. Technically speaking, however, he is not a...
  • Former 'Friend' David Schwimmer tries deeper waters

    Former 'Friend' David Schwimmer tries deeper waters
    AFTER the insane fame and wealth of "Friends," David Schwimmer is back to what he considers to be his essence -- trying to make it as a working actor-writer-director, albeit one who never again has to worry about making it. It's a nice life, if also an...