Roger Ebert ranks among Chicago's most influential writers, with the likes of Mike Royko, Studs Terkel, Nelson Algren and Carl Sandburg. We mourn his loss with the rest of Chicago, and so we'd like to share with you our memories and tributes. [ more › ]
It's a typo located 103 stories above street level at the Tower Formerly Known as Sears. An exhibit in the Willis Tower Skydeck honoring famous Chicagoans that's been up for 14 years has the last name of Studs Terkel misspelled. [ more › ]
Studs Terkel’s name has been misspelled at Chicago’s Willis Tower for nearly 14 years. (One of my readers pointed it out earlier this week.) (chicagotribune.com) Keith Sharon: “A typewriter sounds either like a glorious calliope or a very old man slogging up stadium steps in metal shoes, depending on your perspective.” (ocregister.com) … Read More
Romenesko reader Jane Meyer Pickering shares her photo of a Studs “Turkel” display at Chicago’s Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower). She writes “via mobile”: [It's located] up in the skywalk area where it tells the history of Chicago… where everyone goes to see the city the 103rd floor. We went to stand on those plexiglass … Read More
Few storytellers are as well-loved in Chicago as Studs Terkel. He shared the voices of regular working people and by doing so, wrote a history of the city of broad shoulders. It is with great pride that we announce The Chicago Reporter's...Show More Summary
Hi Folks! Just had this wonderful song sent to me: “Neat to be a Newsboy,” from the musical “Working” by Stephen “Wicked” Schwartz based on the book by Studs Terkel. This is not to be confused with the Disney musical “Newsies” — but I have a feeling I’d like that one, too. Anyway, to very quickly [...]
In celebration of Uptown legend Studs Terkel's 100th birthday this year, there's a free film festival on June 17th, 2pm-8pm, at the Cultural Center, featuring previously unseen archival footage of our former neighbor. You can read more about it at "Free Things To Do In Chicago."
Since we are not done observing the 100th anniversary of Terkel's birth, we are happy that Media Burn isn't either, with two upcoming events showcasing their video record of Terkel's legacy. [ more › ]
Studs Terkel: What’s your feeling about electronic music?Aaron Copland: Well, I think it’s a little early to have any feelings about it. Let the boys [Terkel: You believe in experimentation] try it out. Yes, I’m very permissive in my attitudes. Let ‘em try it out. Give ‘em plenty of rope.
Here's a thought for the day from Isaac Bashevis Singer:You can't have compassion without passion.[This thought comes from a 1964 interview with Studs Terkel, where it dawned on him for the first time right there, on the air.]
This episode of The Story includes a fascinating radio conversation from 1959 that Terkel had with Dorothy Parker. It comes from a forthcoming commercial recording called Voices of Our Time that is made of Terkel's recorded radio conversations with scads of people from the second part of the 20th century. Show More Summary
Curiosity never killed this cat. [ more › ]
The Newberry Library is hosting a 100th birthday party for Studs, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. [ more › ]
One of Uptown's most famous and influential residents, Studs Terkel, would have been 100 today. There'll be celebrations all month long, as detailed in TimeOut Chicago. Neil Steinberg of the Sun-Times has a nice column today about why Studs mattered, and still does.
Christopher Drew was a real Chicago character -- in the best sense of the word. If Studs Terkel was with us today, Drew's oral history would surely be a chapter in his next book. Drew's work lives on in the struggles for freedom of expression.
(Legendary Chicago-based photographer Art Shay has taken photos of kings, queens, celebrities and the common man in a 60-year career. In this week's look at his archives, Art remembers the legendary Studs Terkel, who would have been 100 May 16.) [ more › ]
And it's me and my machine for the rest of the morning/ And the rest of the evening/ And the rest of my life... - 'Millworker,' from the Studs Terkel musicial 'Working' Every once in a while, someone will introduce me as a well-known blogger. Show More Summary
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