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Pop Culture

It’s chartreuse and sickly sweet, but it’s ours. One hundred years on, a tribute to Green River soda.

1 month
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When a Mass Shooting Begat Gun Control

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre shocked the nation and spurred the most restrictive gun laws America had seen. Here’s why the same thing hasn’t happened today.

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Should the White Sox Leave Chicago?

The Sox haven’t outdrawn the Cubs since 1992 — even in 2005, when they won the World Series. Would they thrive in their own market?

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Searching for Eugene Williams

His killing catalyzed Chicago’s 1919 race riot, but little else is known about the teenager’s life on the South Side.

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Blood in the Streets

A hundred years ago, Chicago experienced the worst spasm of racial violence in the city’s history. Here’s how the riot unfolded, in the words of those who lived it.

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