The Park

Values of community made clear by willingness to give away control of dwindling public space The original idea for opening a food truck court in Redding, CA was proposed by Todd Franklin, founder of TF Investment Group LLC, to city representatives. Carnegie Park was recommended by city employees as a potential location for the court. Kim Niemer, Director…

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mid.way

In its modern incarnation, “Midway” typically specifies a section of a county or state fair detectable by the abundance of artery-clogging food, weirdos slinging black light posters, and some form of mud-related entertainment. One might speculate that the word’s origin lies south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but the common noun “midway” in this context actually…

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Chicago Humanities Festival

Dorothy Allison — November 3 “By the time I was 10 I had figured out that my hope chest wasn’t aimed in the same direction as everyone else’s and that life was going to be hard and complicated,” explained author Dorothy Allison on growing up gay in South Carolina. Allison, author of popular and critical…

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