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Unheard voices of Ireland

By Amanda Murphy

October 30, 2011

Ireland has long been a country with a robust literary history. With a population smaller than that of Chicagoland area, it has been home to such monumental figures in literature as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats. But rarely have the written voices of women of the diminutive, ancient country been heard.That is why Imagine Ireland, an organization that has focused the last year on bringing Irish art to American audien...

Equality at work

By Vanessa Morton

September 5, 2011

Rep. Mike Quigley, D.-Ill., showed his support for the LGBTQ community at a briefing that discussed different aspects of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which was reintroduced and passed by the House of Representatives on April 6 and is currently stalled in the Senate.First introduced more than three decades ago, the proposed bill focuses on discrimination in the workplace by making it illegal to fire, refus...

Workhorse Kings ride the ‘Carousel’

By Luke Wilusz

September 26, 2010

Dan Dougherty is a man of many talents. When he’s not busy writing and drawing his daily comic strip, “Beardo,” or illustrating the ongoing zombie Western comic book “Rotten,” he’s writing, practicing and playing guitar with Workhorse Kings. Dougherty recently took some time away from his art, his writing and his music—not to mention planning his wedding—to talk to The Chronicle about the blues rockers’ fir...

Dirty, boozin’ blues-rock

By Luke Wilusz

May 2, 2010

Local rockers The Dirty Rooks have brought their riotous brand of “booze-rock” to pubs and clubs across Chicago since 2006. With their recent album, “Sugar Mama,” they aim to capture some of the energy they exude during their live performances. The Chronicle talked to drummer Nathan Urqhuart about the band’s history and style.The Chronicle: How did The Dirty Rooks first come together as a band?Nathan Urqhuart: The band actually star...

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