Posted in November 2008

The future of U.S.-China relations

By Erica Christoffer Karen Yang works at an import jewelry shop in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. She said the word among business owners is that times are tough and sales are down. Just up the street from her, a woman behind a counter selling Oriental décor nearly breaks into tears over the slowing economy. “No business … Continue reading

Election Night in Grant Park

Preparations for what some called “Obamapalooza,” Barack Obama’s election night celebration, took more than a week to come together in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park. By the morning of Nov. 4, the stage was set, tents were lifted and Chicago was poised for the tens of thousands of supporters expected to attend. Vendors lined the streets … Continue reading

Living green, the Kiwi way.

Rebecca and Kevin Thom met while in graduate school in California. Rebecca was teaching writing and women’s studies to college students while working on her Ph.D. in comparative literature. Kevin was working in IT. In all respects, they had a successful life. But they weren’t fulfilled. So they packed up their lives and headed to … Continue reading