The 312: Watering the food desert: Still work to do, but growth
It used to be that few people cared about Chicago’s food deserts and that fewer still had a vested interest in ensuring equal access to fresh meats, fruits and vegetables. But since 2006, when a groundbreaking study showing the tragedy of no access or low access to fresh food in many South and West side neighborhoods, things have changed.
Darryl Roberts has made three movies about America’s obsession with beauty and how it hurts girls, runs an anti-bullying program administered to 10,000 schools and he’s largely behind the protests that moved Abercrombie & Fitch to change its hypersexual ads.
Locavores rejoice! There are several ways to get ahold of a locally grown turkey (and plenty other fixings) for an antibiotic-free, non-GMO and cage-free bird for your holiday meal.
By archiving pieces of culture such as public Twitter feeds, the Library of Congress has a plan to ensure that future researchers have full access to our thoughts and histories and dreams.
THE WATCHDOGS: Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends, has refused to answer federal prosecutors’ questions about whether he had a Read More
- University of Chicago’s Dr. Donald F. Steiner, pioneer in diabetes research, dead at 84
- Dr. Lawrence Solomon: Renowned dermatologist, book collector loved a mystery
- Dr. Rory Childers, U. of C. heart expert who treated Brendan Behan, dead at 83
- VA manipulated vets’ appointment data in Chicago, elsewhere, audit finds
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Milla Jovovich, 39; Bill Pullman, 61; Eugene Levy, 68; Ernie Hudson, 69. Happy Birthday: Watch what’s going on around you … Read More