Sundown: Our Man in Havana

Plus ground control to Mayor Rahm? and more

Emanuel Wants to Be Chicago Mayor

Rahm admits he’s got his eye on Daley’s seat

Sundown: Iranian FM’s ‘Crazy’ Talk

Plus Jews compliment Hitler, Who Dat?!, and more

Intermarried Chicago Kids Won’t Get Grandpa’s Money

But will presented weird incentives for dad

Sundown: Post- Denominational Pals

High-priced holidays, blushing brides, and a wasted plea

Building Bust

The unbuilt synagogues of the Great Depression

Peeling Back Layers

Pop culture critic Nathan Rabin illuminates his tumultuous adolescence in a new memoir

Chosen People

Spending Shabbat with one of the biggest African American congregations in the country

Raising the Dead

In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant

A Different March

Sufjan Stevens makes a record his own way

‘Strangely Independent of Place’

Augie March, who turns 50 this year, starts his journey in Chicago. Bellow avoided it altogether while creating this legendary character, but no matter where he went, the city dominated his imagination.

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