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12 More Symptoms of Illinoisan Syndrome

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week we present Part 2 in our list of questions for diagnosing Illinoisan Syndrome. It's also useful in exposing Wisconsinites and Iowans trying to pass themselves off as one of us.

The Best Presidential Love Letters

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Did you know that many of our most iconic commanders-in-chief were also hopeless romantics? In the presidential archives, love letters abound. From...

Why Social Courage Should Be Taught in the Classroom

David Allyn | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
David Allyn

In our modern world, it's social courage that gives us the advantage. Unfortunately it is not a skill that is taught deliberately in schools.

Lincoln Is Not a Movie For the Masses

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Lincoln is a classic that will stand the test of time. It will be a monument to the talents of Spielberg, Kushner, Day-Lewis and Field. Though it won't appeal to all, it will appeal to the ages.

Lincoln Pulls Back a Curtain on Past and Current Politics

Brian Formo | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln takes on the last four months of the 16th president's life -- and it is nothing like you'd expect. This is a political procedural where an ensemble cast carries equal importance to Abraham Lincoln himself.

Mary Todd Lincoln's Insanity Case Retried

Posted 09.24.2012 | Chicago

Did Abraham Lincoln's wife get a fair trial in 1875? Many have disputed the insanity ruling that condemned Mary Todd Lincoln to an asylum and on Monda...

WATCH: Conan Visits Abe Lincoln Museum

Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy

Did you know that before he was the star of a Daniel Day-Lewis/Steven Spielberg movie, and well before he was a vampire hunter, Abraham Lincoln was ac...

Mary Todd Lincoln's Insanity To Be 'Retried'

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

Former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, will be "retried" for insanity this fall in Illinois. According to the Associated Pre...

Famed Mary Todd Lincoln Painting Actually A Fake

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

A long-celebrated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln which hung for decades in the Illinois governor's mansion has been deemed a fake. James Cornelius, ...

The Ladies of Nueva York, 1613-1945

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Kudos to the curators of a splendid new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio. Latin ladies were not forgotten, ignored or discarded as is often the case in historical interpretations.

Time Selects 10 Most Eccentric First Spouses

Time | Glen Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Clearly, opposites attract. Just consider the marriage between incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his wife Miyuki. While Hatoyama, he...

Was Mary Todd Lincoln A Paparazzi-Pursued Shopaholic?

NY Post/Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"She enjoyed her shopping trips to Manhattan so much that reporters started following her around and into shops. She was addicted to gloves like Imeld...

White Inaugural Gowns: A Retrospective (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama dazzled in her wintry white Jason Wu gown as she accompanied her husband to ten inaugural balls Tuesday night. As it turns out, white h...

Sally Field Is Mary Todd Lincoln

Reuters | Carly Mayberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sally Field, who raised the flag on behalf of wartime mothers in her bleeped-out Emmy acceptance speech, could just be warming up. The recent best ac...