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Windy City Blues

By The Spertus Institute For Jewish Learning And Leadership

For the 7th year in a row, Chicago will mark Jewish Book Month with One Book | One Community, in which a single title is selected for discussions and activities across greater Chicago.

This year's selection is Windy City Blues by Chicago author Renée Rosen (White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants). Set in 1950s Chicago, it follows the musical and social revolution through the eyes of a young Jewish woman working at the legendary Chess Records.

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Posted on August 14, 2017

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A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
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Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Rose's Story: How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty

By Kristin Seefeldt/The Conversation
Work requirements don't always help people find jobs - but often punish people (and their children) undeservedly.

Posted on August 3, 2017

Black Stories Matter: On The Whiteness Of Children's Books

By Andrea Adomako/Aeon
In literature, as in life, the belief that children are valuable, vulnerable and in need of protection has mostly been denied to black children in the United States.

Posted on July 27, 2017

On The Origins Of Environmental Bullshit

By David Schlosberg/The Conversation
The tools are simple: lies, obfuscation, defamation and the creation of an image of scientific uncertainty.

Posted on July 25, 2017

Trump's True Believers

By Ronald W. Pies/The Conversation
The true believer is rarely concerned with facts. It is futile to judge the viability of a new movement by the truth of its doctrine and the feasibility of its promises.

Posted on July 17, 2017

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - FCC [Hearts] Sinclair.
POLITICS - Police Stood By In Charlottesville.
SPORTS - Why Colin Kaepernick Matters.

BOOKS - Windy City Blues.


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