Christmas Around the World

Have you ever wondered how people around the world celebrate Christmas? There are lots and lots of traditions from other countries that you may recognize from your own family's celebrations, such as decorating a tree or a visit from Santa Claus, but just where did these traditions come from? If Santa Claus has ever visited…
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Mysteries Make You Do The Wacky: What to Read if You Love the Stephanie Plum Novels

Janet Evanovich is in her 20s; 20-plus Stephanie Plum novels, that is. We thought you'd like these series when you're done with Evanovich's books and still need your fix. These mysteries are funny and feature female protagonists in the most outrageous situations. Stephanie Plum works for her skeezy cousin Vinny as a bond enforcement agent, or…
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Chicago Municipal Code: How to Find and Research Historical Codes

Spoiler alert: This post is boring (but may be useful to some people). The Chicago Municipal Code is a one- to three-volume book that provides a subject arrangement of Chicago ordinances of a general and permanent nature. It is essentially an encyclopedia of Chicago law. People are interested in the historical codes for reasons legal, practical…
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Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago, A Chicago History Classic

At first glance, a half million pages of dull-as-dishwater ordinances do not seem to qualify as a Chicago History Classic. However, like some people I know, the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago may be said to have some redeeming features. Students and historians who want primary sources or…
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Feminist Voices You Should Know

We've read many great memoirs, collections of essays and cultural analyses by female authors in recent years. Here are some feminist voices that kept the conversation going this year. In her honest and incisive memoir Shrill, Lindy West examines internet culture and body image through a feminist lens. Her absorbing essays and polemic against rape jokes in comedy combine Roxane Gay's…
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