Archive For The “Culture” Category

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Sharon Brannigan stands up to bullying by activists

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Sharon Brannigan stands up to bullying by activists

Sharon Brannigan stands up to bullying by activists Sharon Brannigan, a suburban Township politician who made some improper comparisons while arguing about immigration policy has suddenly become the target of the protesters against anti-Muslim, anti-Arab racism. But in their protests, they have turned into bullies who yell, scream, and disrespect the image of what Arabs are…

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees Netflix raised fees, again. But if they want to keep me as a loyal subscriber, they need to be loyal to me and produce some kickass programing. Dropping Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” is a major blow, and the garbage they are offering the wake of another favorite,…

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses Recent updates by Apple and Microsoft Windows have resulted in slowdowns and bugs and crashes for users of other software that use their platforms, but some people think that both companies are using their automatic, updates to slow down older software and technologies to force users to…

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience One of my favorite restaurants is the Brazilian steakhouse where waiters serve the Churrascaria food selections on skewers one slice at a time with a huge salad bar in the background. Texas de Brazil is at the top of the list but I have enjoyed them all…

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Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

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Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery

Questions in the Kenneka Jenkins death mystery Too often in many tragedies, the focus is always on the role of police or government. Not enough attention is placed on the responsibilities of the parents By Ray Hanania Published in the Southwest News Newspaper group — When does an investigation turn to the responsibilities of the…

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Czech, Slovak, Bohemian culture & history defines Houby Day celebrations

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Czech, Slovak, Bohemian culture & history defines Houby Day celebrations

Czech, Slovak, Bohemian culture & history defines Houby Day celebrations For many years, the Czech community was Chicagoland’s most recognized cultural presence. As Chicagoland’s immigration makeup has expanded, the Czech community identity continues each year with the popular Houby Day Festival and Parade in Chicago’s West suburbs By Ray Hanania Much is made by the…

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