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Historical Holiday Treats: A Taste from Special Collections

Chicagoans, the holidays are upon us! It's time to preheat the ovens, stock up on sugary sprinkles and break out the gelatin molds. Let's investigate holiday treats from years past using materials in Special Collections. The recipe compilers of The Old Town Dawn Until Dawn Cookbook perhaps best sum up our collective experience in the…
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Books to Read in Flight

The ideal book to read on an airplane includes three things: traveling over vast geographical space, coming into contact with strangers and learning about fascinating cultures. Personally, the books that hit my sweet spot are those that capture global subject matters that affect humanity in different ways and that are anything but a diversion. Don't…
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