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October
28
October
28

108 Changes since 1908

Posted under Stories by Esther D. Wang

It is a well-known fact that the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series title in 1908. The 1908 Chicago Cubs team at West Side Grounds after winning the World Series. Photograph by the Chicago Daily News, SDN-006934A   In the 108 years since, a lot has happened. Here are a few highlights: William Howard More

December
04
December
04

100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever

                        Marnie Fogg. The Dress: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever. London: Goodman (2015). 100 dresses, 100 ideas. The author identifies each innovative idea and follows the reverberations. The dresses date from the nineteenth century to the present. The photographs come from a variety More

November
17
November
17

The Birth of the Pill

                      Jonathan Eig. The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. New York: W. W. Norton and Company (2014). You will know in advance that Margaret Sanger was the key player and that there must have been a scientist—but More

June
25
June
25

Fiorucci: A Splash of Fun at Water Tower

Posted under Exhibitions by Petra Slinkard

Water Tower Place, a seven-story, 758,000 square-foot vertical mall, opened its doors on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in October 1975. At the time, it was almost completely vacant with the exception of its anchor stores, Marshall Field & Company and Lord & Taylor. However, due to its almost immediate success and prominent location on North Michigan More

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