Rick Kogan and Charles
January 26, 5:30-8:30pm
19 South Wabash, 2d floor
On the eve of the state-wide
smoking ban -- December 30, 2007 -- Kogan and Osgood featured
in their column in the Chicago Tribune
Sunday Magazine. We'll hear behind-the-scenes stories
about that essay and hundreds of others of their columns
over the past several years. Copies of their new book,
Sidewalks Volume II -- a terrific piece of Chicagoana -- will
be available for signing and sale.
was born, raised, and is still living in Chicago. He was named
Chicago’s Best Reporter in 1999 and inducted into the Chicago
Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003. He is a senior writer and
columnist for the Chicago Tribune and creator/host of The Sunday
Papers with Rick Kogan on WGN-AM.
He has written 12 books, including, in collaboration with his
father, Yesterday's Chicago, and in collaboration with Tribune
colleague Maurice Possley Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder
and the Price of Truth; as well as America’s Mom: The Life,
Lessons and Legacy of Ann Landers; A Chicago Tavern, the history
of the Billy Goat; and Sidewalks and Sidewalks II, collections
of columns he has written for the Chicago Tribune, embellished
by the work of photographer Charles Osgood.
was born in Milwaukee and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He
graduated from Ripon College and later studied at the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a master of fine arts
degree in photography. He began his journalism career as a
reporter for City News Bureau, the legendary Chicago training
ground for journalists, before going to the Chicago Tribune as a
reporter in 1969. After covering town meetings and features in
the south suburbs, and taking photographs to run with those
stories, he transferred to the photo department, where he
remained for nearly 39 years.
Osgood left the Tribune in 2008 and continues to pursue his
lifelong passion for collecting fleeting moments. He has two
adult children, Via in L.A. and Zac in Chicago. He has been an
adjunct professor of photojournalism at Columbia College since
Tuesday, February 9
Emanuel Mayer, Ass't Professor of Classics at the University
of Chicago, will talk about kitsch in ancient Roman art, the
rise of the middle class, and the history of the garden gnome.
Tuesday, February 23
Sam Sisodia, Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of
Neurosciences and Director of the Center for Molecular
Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about his
research on the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
Tuesday, March 16
Asad Hayaud Din, Consul of Pakistan, will take questions about
Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and the world.
Tuesday, March 30
If another speaker cannot be found, Curtis Tuckey will talk
about the map-coloring problem.
Tuesday, April 13
Lee Allison, President of the Lee Allison Company, will talk
Tuesday, April 27
Bill Daley, food and wine critic for the Chicago Tribune, will
lead a wine and cigar tasting.
Tuesday, May 11
Mark Warden, past president of Daley College, will talk
about the history of two-year colleges in America.
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