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  • Do the Time Warp with Dan Dinello’s ‘Chicago Halloween’

    Do the Time Warp with Dan Dinello’s ‘Chicago Halloween’

    Break out the candy and grab your favorite mask because it’s almost time for Halloween. To celebrate the spooky holiday, we dug into the archive and found some fascinating, and entertaining, Halloween footage from across the years. Dan Dinello’s Chicago Halloween showcases the 1988 celebration of the spooky holiday with a costume contest judged by Freddy Krueger, Rat Girl’s troupe of acrobatic rats, and more. We also found clips of a Halloween wedding, trick-or-treaters with a former First Lady, and even … Continue reading

  • Look, see, this is our history

    Look, see, this is our history

    A letter from Andrew Seeder I worked at Media Burn the past 18 months as a cataloger and digitizer. This is my last week here, so I’d like to describe to you why Media Burn is important while the experience is still fresh in my mind. There’s what we know will be important 50 years from now: Our 1992 presidential election collection, our 1982 technology collection “Wired In,” or our Cabrini Green collection, among others. We point to these and … Continue reading