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WTTW Launches New Series ‘Art and Design in Chicago’

| Jay Shefsky

From TV commercials to a legendary South Side art center, a new four-part series explores the creative movements, people and institutions of Chicago over the last 125 years.

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The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist in ‘Rising Out of Hatred’

| Jay Shefsky
Today, Derek Black is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. (Courtesy of Penguin Random House)

The son of a prominent white supremacist becomes a leader in his father’s movement – and then rejects the cause. A new book tells the story.

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William J. Kelly Launches Bid for Chicago Mayor

| Jay Shefsky
William J. Kelly appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 25, 2018.

There is one self-identified Republican in the growing field of candidates to be Chicago mayor. We hear his plans for the city.

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Windy City Times’ Tracy Baim Named New Publisher of Chicago Reader

The struggling alt-weekly brings in a longtime Chicago journalist as publisher. Can she keep it afloat?

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Aretha Franklin’s Chicago-Based Music Director Remembers the Queen of Soul

| Jay Shefsky
Fred Nelson III, right, served as Aretha Franklin’s music director and conductor from 2011 until her death on Aug. 16, 2018. (Courtesy Fred Nelson III)
Meet Fred Nelson III, the Chicago man who performed with Aretha Franklin more than 200 times in the last years of her life.  

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Apple Unveils New Phones and Watches

| Jay Shefsky
Apple says its new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are splash- and water-resistant rated IP68 and protect against everyday spills including coffee, tea and soda. (Courtesy Apple)

Longtime Apple watcher and former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Andy Ihnatko weighs in on the tech giant’s newest offerings.

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