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The Invisible Americans

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

Poverty isn't a "money problem." It's not about having to wait to cash out your 401k or your IRA or some of your stocks. It's having nowhere to turn for money. It's wondering which bill can be paid and which bill can be put off.

5 Extraordinary Books That Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Based on public input, we've added another five titles to the U.S. Department of Labor's list of Books that Shaped Work in America, bringing total number to 102. Like so many others on the evolving list, these additions reinforce my belief that literature from years past can often help us understand issues we are facing today.

Return of the Straphanger Nation

Taras Grescoe | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Taras Grescoe

We are all straphangers now and then: just people trying to share, and get around in, that greatest of all human creations, the city.

Is It the Thought That Counts? Or Is It the Book?

Carole Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carole Baron

Books make great gifts and I am in a unique position-- editor, publisher, reader -- to come up with something special for each person on my list.

Hyde Park Mural Getting New Life

Chi-Town Daily News | Kate Gardiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Caryl Yasko, 67, is doing something new for something old under a Hyde Park viaduct: restoring the mural that jumpstarted her career as an artist in t...