Frankenstein’s Legacy: 5 Books and Movies

The name "Frankenstein" conjures up images of a green, grunting monster stomping about with bolts in its neck. The monster was most notably portrayed by Boris Karloff in the Universal Classic Monster films of the 1930s. Frankenstein is, of course, Victor Frankenstein, created by 18-year-old Mary Shelley in her 1818 novel, Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus. For…
View More about Frankenstein’s Legacy: 5 Books and Movies

Stories of Impostors

Individuals who adopt a new identity or create a fictitious past make for intriguing narratives, especially in the true crime genre. Con artists, tricksters and impostors have claimed royal lineage, impersonated doctors and pilots, and have fraudulently sold historical buildings. The reason for their shams vary from greed to narcissism. Check out these absorbing stories of…
View More about Stories of Impostors

Unresolved Incidents of Untimely Yet Intentional Demise (Murder at the Office)

Tedium is part of even the best job and I should know: I have it. Everyone's fantasized about doing something more exciting or important, like solving a murder mystery. Here are some of those fantasies brought to the page, between conference calls of course, often with hilarious results. Chuck Restic is an HR exec in…
View More about Unresolved Incidents of Untimely Yet Intentional Demise (Murder at the Office)

About Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: One Book, One Chicago 2018-2019

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner. The book celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2018. By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind…
View More about About Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: One Book, One Chicago 2018-2019

About Philip K. Dick: 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago Author

Philip K. Dick, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally. A prolific writer, Dick published 44 novels, 121 short stories…
View More about About Philip K. Dick: 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago Author

5 Articles on Disaster Preparedness

If the devastating fires and hurricanes of 2017 and 2018 taught us anything, it's the importance of being prepared. While you can't predict when and where the next disaster will happen, you can do your best to be prepared for it. National Preparedness Month acknowledges our need to focus on planning, preparation and safety in case of an emergency…
View More about 5 Articles on Disaster Preparedness
1 - 10 of 2025