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Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect

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Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect

Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect The new movie “The Post” is a powerful film that takes Americans back to 1971 when journalism was a profession dominated mostly by principle. Truth outweighed political partisanship. But in watching the movie this week, it only made me sad. Because it reminded me how badly…

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Lisle Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers

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Lisle Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers

Lisle Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers Fifth Wednesday Journal, a twice yearly publication, released its latest issue which focuses on the experiences and writings of authors whose origins trace to the Middle East and North Africa. The Journal features the submissions of 33 authors and photographers and is now available for purchase. Issue…

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New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge

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New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge

New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops – perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor – to primetime TV in one of Fall TV’s new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC). The new ABC comedy revolves around young rapper ‘Courtney Rose’ (Brandon Michael…

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Biding time while waiting for my favorite TV programs

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Biding time while waiting for my favorite TV programs

Biding time while waiting for my favorite TV programs The latest trend as cable TV programs rise in popularity and quality is that their seasons are shortened to only a few episodes. For those of us used to 25 to 30 episode seasons, it’s disappointing that we’re seeing fewer episodes for originally programming on HBO,…

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Seniors need to be treated better

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Seniors need to be treated better

Seniors need to be treated better Despite all the expressed concern for senior citizens from the business community, the truth is they are not treated very well. Every time a business claims to give a benefit to a senior, it is often just a slick manipulation that actually costs more. From food to cruises, seniors…

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Midnight Flight: Online book on Race in Chicago

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Midnight Flight: Online book on Race in Chicago

Midnight Flight, the online book on race in Chicago An online book that explores the memories of a challenging time in Chicago when race was the dominating factor driving and influencing people’s lives. 1968 and 1969 were difficult times in Chicago and my book “Midnight Flight” offers one perspective on what that experience was like,…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers

Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved Send us your comments and memories and I will post them here. You must let me know if you do not…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back

Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved The families that moved out of South Shore Valley were the real losers. We were the victims, the people who left. We…

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