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Charles White: A Retrospective | At The Art Institute

By Black Art In America

"Born in Chicago and educated at the School of the Art Institute, Charles White was part of the city's flourishing black artistic community of the 1930s.

"He was determined to employ art in the struggle for social change, declaring, 'Paint is the only weapon I have with which to fight what I resent.'

"Influenced by Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera, White completed several important mural commissions in the city, including one for a branch of the Chicago Public Library."

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Posted on May 16, 2018

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Chicagoetry: King Love

By J.J. Tindall
The kids had Glocks.

Posted on May 11, 2018

Globetrotting Mosquitoes May Stow Away In Unexpected Places

By PJ Liesch/UW-Extension
Some of North America's most important and emerging insect pests originate elsewhere on the planet: the Japanese beetle, emerald ash borer, brown marmorated stink bug, and the spotted lanternfly.

Posted on May 9, 2018

Chicago E-Skate

By slydogstroh/via YouTube
The Float Life.

Posted on May 8, 2018

RECALL! Eddy's Smoked Sausage

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from a restaurant that pieces of white, hard plastic were found embedded in the sausage during slicing.

Posted on May 7, 2018

Chicagoetry: Darling Buds

By J.J. Tindall
Wind and mind.

Posted on May 4, 2018

Vanishing Vending Machines

By The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
The truth is, in this case, there was no business.

Posted on May 1, 2018

Charles White: A Retrospective | At The Art Institute

By Black Art In America
The Art Institute, the public library and a Chicago park changed his life.

Posted on May 16, 2018

The Battles That Shaped Great Lakes Water Politics

By Scott Gordon/WisContext
The eight Great Lakes states - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec collectively form a $4.7 trillion economy, the fourth-largest in the world. It's no wonder that people across North America and around the globe want in on that water.

Posted on April 24, 2018

Chicagoetry: Happy

By J.J. Tindall
For about 10 minutes.

Posted on April 19, 2018

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - New Television's New Families.
POLITICS - Thousands Illegally Denied Health Coverage In Illinois.
SPORTS - Beachwood Sports Radio: Much Ado About Machado.

BOOKS - Chicago Zine Fest Recap.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Charles White Retrospective.

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