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Posted inColumns

Charles Wilkinson: #MeToo, #WeToo

At this time in history, #MeToo is one of the latest ways women are empowering themselves. There will be and need to be other movements, to be sure. But women empowering themselves alone will not be nearly enough. Undoing centuries of expected and imposed roles as well as entrapping stereotypes requires more than enlightened thinking […]

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Peggy Tarr: Bored?

At a July 4th get-together, one person asked if the month of July had a National Month designation. No one knew. I decided to Google the question. Wow! There were at least 15 National Month titles for July. I was struck by two of the titles: World Watercolor Month (included in Evanston’s Blick Art Supply Store ad) and […]

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Evanston Dimensions | Ask the Historians

After our last column, RoundTable reader Barbara Miller submitted the following question for historians at the Evanston History Center: I’ve been wondering when/why small neighborhood “convenience” shops disappeared. In the 1950s there were at least four within a few blocks (different directions) of my family’s home near Wesley & Monroe. No one did the family […]