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  • Art Jones Hasn’t Changed His Bigoted Platform in 38 Years

    Art Jones Hasn’t Changed His Bigoted Platform in 38 Years

    Art Jones (of the America First Committee and the American Nazi Party), boldly espouses white supremacy and homophobic policy, and is not afraid to use them as a political platform. He has done so in the past, and continues to do so today. Jones has ran for the same Illinois 3rd Congressional District seat five times, beginning in 1992, but was unsuccessful with each attempt. Now, Jones has entered the March 20, 2018 primary for Illinois 3rd Congressional District as … Continue reading

  • Media Archiving Workshop

    Media Archiving Workshop Do you have boxes of film, video, or audio that you want to be able to view and save? Join us for a FREE Media Archiving Workshop. This hands-on workshop is intended for anyone interested in tackling his or her media collection, either in-house or with a vendor. Whether you’re in the middle of a digitization project, just getting started, or planning to start (someday!), this workshop will give you the information you need. The event is … Continue reading

  • Tigerman Trounces Trump

    Tigerman Trounces Trump

    In 1990, renowned architect/teacher Stanley Tigerman was outspoken about his worries about where our culture was going.  In this interview, he refers to the negative impact of “crazies like Trump.”   After numerous critical statements by Tigerman over more than a decade, Trump responded in a 2001 public letter to the Chicago Tribune: “With regard to the very nasty quotes about me by a certain Stanley Tigerman–this is the first time I have ever heard Tigerman’s name and, until now, … Continue reading

  • Honoring Investigative Journalist Robert Parry

    Honoring Investigative Journalist Robert Parry

    Robert Parry, an investigative journalist and author who worked to expose the details of the Reagan administration’s secret support for Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s, passed away on January 27th in Arlington, VA at the age of 68. In 1984, Mr. Parry famously disclosed that the CIA had provided support, including an assassination manual, to the right-wing rebels of Nicaragua, the Contras, in order to assist with the toppling of the then socialist Nicaraguan government. For that reporting, Mr. Parry … Continue reading

  • Media Burn’s new Artist-Engaged Archiving Program funded by NEA

    Media Burn’s new Artist-Engaged Archiving Program funded by NEA

    We’re thrilled to announce that we have been recommended for funding of $15,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant … Continue reading

  • Chicago Sun-Times prints first edition of the year 2000

    Chicago Sun-Times prints first edition of the year 2000

    Newspaper presses, circa 1971, co-star in Stephen Spielberg’s film The Post, about The Washington Post. Vintage New York Post presses in the Bronx stand in for the presses printing the Pentagon Papers. Here’s what the Chicago Sun-Times presses looked and sounded like in 2000. They were located at 401 North Wabash Avenue. Demolished in 2004. Replaced by Trump International Hotel and Towers. The footage features members of Chicago Typographical Union local 16 operating Goss Headliner Mark II presses. It was shot by Bill Stamets … Continue reading

  • Please do your part for Media Burn

    Please do your part for Media Burn

      In 2017, more of you than ever contributed more than ever to the successes of Media Burn.  We thank you but we still need more support for operating the archive and our operations.   If you haven’t gotten around to clicking the DONATE button or sending a check (or a security) and you still want to do it this year, you have a few hours left in 2017.   Your contribution will help us continue to succeed in almost … Continue reading

  • Rose Marie (1923-2017)

    Rose Marie (1923-2017)

    Rose Marie (born Rosemarie Mazzatta) was a legendary multi-talented performer-actress-singer. She died this week. She appeared in hundreds of TV shows, most famously the Dick Van Dyke Show and Hollywood Squares.  She was also in dozens of movies, on Broadway and night clubs for nine decades, from famous “Baby Rose-Marie” in 1929 to a starring in a 2017 documentary, Wait for Your Laugh.  I was a producer of a show called Punchline (aka “Tell a Joke on TV”) in 1985 and we met and … Continue reading