I think Chicago is a great place to launch Narrative 4. It's a literary town but it has always struck me as a place that is essentially down to earth. It's a city that has always been interested in otherness. Where else could produce someone like Studs Terkel, for instance?
He was a great writer, a generous man to those less worthy than he, and a complete mensch. He made Chicago great in the same way that Studs Terkel did, and I will always be proud I shared the city with him.More quotes »
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Morning Bites: Saunders On Babel, Vic Godard,Studs Terkel’s Birthday, Strongbox, And More
Happy birthday to the late Studs Terkel. The New Yorker introduced Strongbox, “an online place where people can send documents and messages to the magazine,” and the magazine “can offer them a reasonable amount of anonymity.” from Vol.1: Brooklyn Read more »
Terkel's American Lives
Studs Terkel was born on this day in 1912. Terkel's dozen books of oral history, compiled over a half century, are regarded as essential chronicles of this American life, especially as lived by the blue-collar class into which he was born: At the rooming from Barnes & Noble Review Read more »
I Came Here To Work, I Didn't Come Here To Crawl
Great passage from Working by Studs Terkel. Reading that book reignited one of my longtime bugbears: Not everyone is a hard worker. I came to that realization a long time ago, and it still bothers me to this day. I wish there was something we could do ab from Hello My Name Is Blog Read more »
What To Do Around Pound Ridge This Weekend
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Here are some events planned in the Pound Ridge, Lewisboro and North Salem area this weekend. Pound Ridge Women’s Republican Club: 7 p.m. It’s the club’s annual kickoff “Get Acquainted Evening,” to welcome new members and reunite with from The Daily Pound Ridge Read more »
John Jay High School Presents Musical Version Of 'Working'
LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Lewisboro’s John Jay High School Theater Workshop will hit the stage this weekend to perform the musical version of “Working,” based on the 1972 book by legendary oral historian Studs Terkel. Terkel spent more than three years compiling from The Daily Bedford Read more »