Posts tagged "Studs Terkel"

Chaz Ebert talks about life, death, and the afterlife with Studs Terkel

Chaz Ebert talks about life, death, and the afterlife with Studs Terkel
I decided today to crack Studs Terkel’s 2001 book on death, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?, and re-read his interview with Chaz Ebert, Roger Ebert’s wife. It was always one of my favorite interviews in the book, and with Roger dying and today being a particularly beautiful & peaceful (and hence, contemplative) Sunday, I wanted... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Studs Terkel & Nelson Algren

EOC spotlight on: Studs Terkel & Nelson Algren
Big shout to Dmitry Samarov of Chicago Hack for uploading a few gems… nuhtin’ much… just Studs Terkel reading Nelson Algren’s work, including Chicago: City On the Make… ya know, nuhtin’ much. I started transcribing City On the Make last year, and started video taping readings last week. But good golly, Studs reading Algren! Love this. Studs reads... Read more »

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...
Last Monday, after seeing The Interrupters, I posed the question: Is documentary filmmaking a form of journalism? I said I would get back to the topic later in the week as I gathered responses from insightful sources, but decided to hold it off until this week in order to re-watch Hoop Dreams. In the meantime,... Read more »
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People with Passion: Alex Kotlowitz (from Dec. 2008)

People with Passion: Alex Kotlowitz (from Dec. 2008)
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 12, 2008: Alex Kotlowitz Back in December of 2008, I interviewed writer Alex Kotlowitz, and our conversation served in many ways as a prologue to my current Chicago journalism series. I was interested in interviewing Alex because of his acclaimed book There Are No Children Here and his... Read more »