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Fat Albert hits DuSable museum

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Black-positive Saturday morning cartoons will be brought to the forefront at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, as part of a special exhibit that will run through Oct. 20.“Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art from Classic Cartoons of the ‘70s,” features animation cells and drawings from cartoons such as “The Jackson 5ive,” “Harlem Globetrotters” and the belove...

In response to Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle

In response to Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle

March 17, 2014

I happened to pick up the Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston and really enjoyed reading the entire issue. I plan on making it a regular habit from now on. ...

Hipsters poaching livelihood from subsistence hunters

By Opinions Editor

February 3, 2014

Every year, a new “superfood” rolls across social media and into the pantries of health-conscious Americans. The organic obsession has recently reached a new height: Trendy omnivores are now hunting for their own wild meat.During the past several years, hunting has attracted the attention of more females and urbanites looking to kill for sustenance. From 2006–2011, hunting participation grew 9 percent in the U.S., acco...

Off the leash: Chicago’s unregistered dogs

By Assistant Metro Editor

January 27, 2014

Although the majority of Chicago pet owners have dogs, most do not register their canines, which is a growing problem city officials are working to address.Chicago Municipal Code requires all dogs four months and older to be registered, but the number of dog licenses issued accounts for only 6 percent of the city’s 600,00-plus dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.The majority of dog owners do not...

Bad medicine for meat

By Emily Fasold

January 30, 2012

Meat is a dietary staple for many Americans and often the centerpiece of barbeques, potlucks and family functions. However, new data confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration shows that 80 percent of antimicrobial drugs made in the U.S. end up in meat, meaning you might want to think twice before sinking your teeth into a burger.Earlier this month, the FDA banned the routine use of cephalosporin antibiotics in livestock feed, but r...

‘Whatever turns you on’

By Heather Scroering

November 21, 2011

“Nana’s bed!” an actor shouts with joy. “At Jewish camp!” another squeals. One by one, cast members bellow out the most interesting places where they have had a sexual experience. Most musicals don’t get so personal, but “Let My People Come,” a musical about sex featuring songs called “Dirty Words” and “Whatever Turns You On,” is hardly one to take your mother to.Marketed as a “sexual musical,”...

Urban farm feeds community

By Meghan Keyes

October 11, 2010

Approaching the diagonal intersection of Division Street and Clybourn Avenue, a pedestrian encounters a chain link fence covered in vines and small blue flowers. The ground behind the fence is higher than the sidewalk, bringing the leafy growth of vegetables closer to eye level.The site boasts a full greenhouse and rows of lush green foliage, only a block away from the former Cabrini-Green projects with a postcard view of ...

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