People: Music has often been blamed for glorifying and inciting gun violence – but can it inspire people to put the guns down, as well?
A rising number of fatal shootings on the West and South sides has made Chicago almost synonymous with violence.
We are at a cultural boiling point in the outcry against gun violence. Even from within the segmented world of popular culture, a powerful call for political and societal change is going out.
After 13 years as the director of the National Institute for Mental Health, Dr. Thomas Insel is starting a new job next week.
Chicago Ideas Week presented what anybody who exists in a noisy environment needs: A class in how to meditate amidst distractions. It was held outdoors so participants could truly practice this concept.
We just wrapped up Chicago Ideas Week, an event that brings great minds together in our city to brainstorm, problem-solve and create. But to me, this event was so much more than famous speakers and banners on Michigan Avenue. It was a reminder that all Chicagoans need to push past our comfort zones and challenge ourselves to think more openly.
As CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Dorri McWhorter has worked to modernize the 139-year-old social service agency into a social enterprise relevant for the Digital Age.
When VonKisha Adams first raised the lid of the white box containing 50,000 bees, she almost screamed as they swarmed around her.
For the past three years, Chicago Ideas Week has produced a week of special discussions that revolved around sharing ideas, inspiring action and igniting change to positively impact society.
In Chicago, the ‘L’ Train could very well stand for ‘library.’
Last week, some of the most impressive and inspiring people in the country descended upon Chicago to share their stories during Chicago Ideas Week. Celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs took the stage to talk about everything from adversity and failure to happiness and defying the odds. Here are just some of the most unforgettable things we learned from Michael Strahan, Tom Arnold, Beverly Johnson, and more.
Chicago Ideas Week presented “Food as Medicine,” a panel discussion moderated by Monica Eng, producer at WBEZ and featuring Geeta Maker-Clark, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Integrated Medicine at the Universtiy of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Rebecca Katz, chef, author of several cookbooks and founder of The Healing Kitchens Institute and Michel Nischan, chef and founder & CEO of Wholesome Wave.
On Tuesday, Chicago Ideas debuted “Music Vs Gun Violence” at MusicVsGunViolence.com. It’s a social movement that aims to prevent gun violence through music.
Home to about 10,000 inmates, Cook County Jail takes up a huge swath of land on Chicago’s southwest side. It’s the largest single jail in America, and because about a third of its inmates are mentally ill, it also doubles as the largest mental health institution in the country.
It’s no secret that, among owners and operators in the construction industry, there’s a healthy amount of distrust of or flat-out disinterest in a lot of the technology heavy equipment manufacturers are now loading onto their machines. - See more at: http://www.aggman.com/culture-dash-inside-caterpillar-and-uptakes-data-driven-race-to-solve-heavy-equipments-tech-dilemma/#sthash.CaWsyp02.dpuf
“Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three,” are the famous words that Gene Wilder uttered before he delved into performing “Pure Imagination”s — the most iconic song from “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
This past week, Chicago Ideas Week brought to us artist-in-residence Matthew Hoffman to talk about his art. You’ve likely seen his art around town or elsewhere, and you may be familiar with his “you are beautiful” campaign.
“When you think about the supply chain for utilities, whether gas or electric, we have influence over almost every aspect of the supply chain, but the one we have the least influence over, the least understanding of, is the customer.
First of two stories. Across North America, utility executives know they’re running out of time to plan for an elusive future, yet many are still waiting for that future to tell them what to do.
Hey everybody, in about two hours, I’ll spend 12 minutes at Chicago Ideas Week explaining responsive desire and why Flibanserin is bogus.
Time is inevitable. It goes by quickly when we’re having fun, and slowly when we’re bored. It is the one honest disappearing act; once it’s gone, it’s truly gone forever. There are no trapdoors one can use to make it reappear.
Maybe in the future instead of “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” you could shout into your empty house “I’ve fallen now get me up.”
Earlier today, Marc Malnati hosted an event at our Gold Coast pizzeria in conjunction with Ernst & Young for Chicago Ideas Week.
Chicago Ideas Week kicked off a week of events Monday with 3D-printed body parts, batteries, creativity, “frictionless commerce” and a State of the Union talk.
Chicago Ideas Week makes for a blur at Blue Sky, captured in our daily dispatches and in some great photos, but this stood out:
“Our view is that you don’t have to just take the death of your body as the absolute limit.
Last year at this time, I was determined to experience Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), having missed the event a few years in a row. I made sure my butt was in a good seat at the Cadillac Theatre for the opening panel discussion, Politics: Beyond the Headlines, where I got to listen to a passel of personal heroes. I was hooked. I returned again and again that week, absorbing the electric energy of the different speakers and soaking up their generosity through the stories they took care to tell.
Chicago Ideas Week, a collaborative week of events designed to share ideas, inspire people and transform our world, presented by a broad spectrum of well-known people, wraps up this weekend.
USA Network founder Kay Koplovitz tells MSNBC’s Alex Wagner how she changed the game for sports programming and why lifting up women entrepreneurs is important in her second act while in town for the Chicago Ideas Week.
USA Network founder Kay Koplovitz made her way to the top as the first female network president in television history. She reveals her secrets to MSNBC's Alex Wagner while in town for the Chicago Ideas Week.
At Chicago Ideas Week, Beverly Johnson gives insight on how she broke the mold as the first black supermodel, why she almost didn't come out about the Bill Cosby abuse allegations, and the women that inspire her.