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  • The birth of the sit-in

    The birth of the sit-in
    One day in May 1942, a group of young Chicagoans — black and white — opened a key chapter in civil rights history by refusing to take no for an answer when told that Jack Spratt Coffee House on East 47th Street didn't serve African-Americans....
  • Art critic Dave Hickey has never been shy about dissenting

    Art critic Dave Hickey has never been shy about dissenting
    A cigarette dangles from the mouth of art iconoclast Dave Hickey as he cracks open the door of the Presidential Suite at downtown Los Angeles' Ace Hotel. Coffee cups, reading material and cigarette butts litter the room, which is dark except for one low-...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Apollo Chorus: Stephen Alltop leads his choral forces and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra in two choral masterpieces, Mozart's "Great" Mass in minor and Dvorak's Te Deum. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave....
  • Science refreshes its view of aging

    Science refreshes its view of aging
    How do we stay healthy and mobile into our senior years? How do we stave off dementia? Exercise regularly. Stay mentally active. Nurture rich social connections. Find things you enjoy doing and people you enjoy doing them with, scientists said at the...
  • Boys hoops | Fenwick feeling comfortable in season's third phase

    Boys hoops | Fenwick feeling comfortable in season's third phase
    Fenwick's mostly successful season can be broken down into three phases. The Friars opened the season without their top player, Northwestern recruit Scott Lindsey, who was recovering from a broken leg. For the most part, Fenwick fared well without him....
  • U. of C. to bid hard for Obama library site

    U. of C. to bid hard for Obama library site
    As the effort to preserve the legacy of President Barack Obama through a presidential library officially gets underway, the University of Chicago announced an aggressive push for an off-campus site on the South Side. U. of C. President Robert Zimmer...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • 20 taken to hospitals after pepper spray released at school

    20 taken to hospitals after pepper spray released at school
    No one was seriously injured but 20 people were taken to hospitals for observation after a student released pepper spray in a classroom at Chicago Military Academy, officials said. An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called around 11:45 a.m. today...
  • MODA Spring Fashion Show coming to Union Station

     MODA Spring Fashion Show coming to Union Station
    The MODA spring fashion show had humble beginnings in 2003, when a group of University of Chicago students showcased the creations of aspiring designers in a school library. This year, nearly 1,000 fashion enthusiasts are expected to gather Friday in...
  • India's tough defamation, public order laws fell another book

    India's tough defamation, public order laws fell another book
    MUMBAI, India — The Hindu epic "Ramayana" features a 10-headed villain, a magical golden deer and the flying monkey god Hanuman. But when an American religion scholar described the canonical poem as fictional, some religious conservatives were...
  • Student's death of U. of C.: 'It definitely has taken a toll'

    Student's death of U. of C.: 'It definitely has taken a toll'
    A University of Chicago student was found dead in his dorm room over the weekend, a discovery that was made after complaints of a foul odor and one that shocked the campus community. It wasn’t clear when Nicholas Barnes, 20, died, police said, but...
  • Sidney Schulman, 1923-2014

    Sidney Schulman, 1923-2014
    Dr. Sidney Schulman, a neurologist and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, was an expert on the thalamus, which transmits sensory and motor impulses in the brain. "It functions as a relay or switching station from the brain stem up to the...