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  • Jane Byrne and Harold Washington: Two ‘Firsts’ for Chicago

    Jane Byrne and Harold Washington: Two ‘Firsts’ for Chicago

    Lori Lightfoot’s election as Chicago’s mayor marks the first time that a black woman, and openly gay person, has held the position in Chicago’s history. In honor of this historic event, look back at two of the city’s mayoral firsts: Jane Byrne, Chicago’s first female mayor, and Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor. Jane Byrne Not only was Byrne the first female mayor of Chicago, but she was also the first female mayor of a major city. Before becoming mayor, she served as … Continue reading

  • 2018 Derby-Winning Jockey Mike Smith on His First Win in 2005

    2018 Derby-Winning Jockey Mike Smith on His First Win in 2005

    Hall of Famer Mike Smith won his second Kentucky Derby last Saturday (5/5/18). He rode Justify, still undefeated in four career races. Smith, now 52, earned $124,000 for the two-minute race. He got his first Derby win in 2005, aboard Giacomo, a 50-1 long shot. Thoroughbred Kentucky filmmakers Eleanor Bingham Miller and Bruce Skinner featured Mike Smith (below) in Thunder and Reins, their 47-minute 2007 documentary about and with Derby-winning jockeys. The full documentary is now exclusively viewable at mediaburn.org. … Continue reading

  • Annotation test

    Annotation test

    0:05 Campaign by Tom Palazzolo, 1968. 3:10 TV Magic Ballots by Nate Herman and Warren Leming, from Image Union episode 1, 1978.

  • 100 years of Wrigley Field

    100 years of Wrigley Field

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, iconic home of the Chicago Cubs. It was also the home of two football teams—the Chicago Bears (1921-1970) and the Chicago Cardinals (1931-1939)—and saw performances by the Chicago Blackhawks as well as musical legends like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam. It can also be seen in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Blues Brothers, and many other movies and TV shows. Longtime White Sox owner Bill Veeck (1914-1986) had great affection for Wrigley … Continue reading

  • National Endowment for the Arts Work Sample

  • Ave Rats – Lost Downtown

    Ave Rats – Lost Downtown

    Written and directed by Christopher Schlumpf, 2012 Continue reading

  • Drum Machine Demonstration, 1982

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