Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Last Streetcar

THE LAST STREETCAR By Sam Garfield June 29, 1958 At first glance, coming right at you, its face comes to life, the way a familiar comic strip character jumps off the page: Its sweeping, cream-colored roof forming a widow’s peak … Continue reading

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High School Games

HIGH SCHOOL GAMES By Sam Garfield Oct 28, 1958 (Chicago)-They’re all around us. Go anywhere –gin joints and church picnics, fine restaurants and drive-ins, offices and newsrooms— and you can find them. And don’t forget about high schools and colleges. … Continue reading

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Changing Chicago

CHANGING CHICAGO By Sam Garfield Jan 5, 1958 (Hyde Park)—Of Nelson Algren, Ernest Hemingway wrote, “…he hits with both hands.”  And so he did the other night on the University of Chicago campus. “Sandburg’s city is gone, Farrell’s city, Dylan … Continue reading

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