Top Picks: Richard Gere

What’s your favorite movie starring Richard Gere? If you’re anything like me, it could be a tie between a romantic drama and a crime film. After all, sometimes you’re in the mood for a feel-good film in which the guy gets the girl; other times, a good old-fashioned crime of passion flick is just what…
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Chance the Snapper Isn’t Chicago’s First Notorious Gator

With news of Humboldt Park’s newest notorious (and likely temporary) lagoon resident -- alligator Chance the Snapper -- I was curious if other gators had made headlines in Chicago. A quick search of the early 20th century newspaper Chicago Examiner uncovered more than 300 alligator articles.  Chicago may be in the midst of #gatorwatch2019, but…
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A Taste of Charlie Trotter: Tasty Reads

Harold Washington Library Center’s tastiest exhibit, A Taste of Charlie Trotter, focuses on renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and his innovations and influence on Chicago dining. Drawing on the Charlie Trotter Collection and the Charlie Trotter Cookbook Collection donated by Mrs. Rochelle Trotter to Special Collections at Harold Washington Library Center, the exhibit is sure to leave you ready for…
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