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RIP Studs Terkel

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Rest in peace, acclaimed Windy City author-activist-broadcast personality and media luminary Studs Terkel, who died today in his North Side home at the age of 96. A fellow former New Yorker, like me Studs never drove a car and once he got to Chicago never left, by dint of
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Story and Legend

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Last night during the 2008 Studs Terkel Awards at the Chicago Cultural Center, one of the winners, Sylvia Rivera, the general manager of bilingual public radio station Radio Arte, shared this comment from the stage: 'You write the story of your life. You create your own legend.' In two
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Sole Man

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The Friday evening IM was as unexpected as it was emphatic. Fifteen hours til Donn's movers were coming, and he wasn't done boxing yet. Good thing he was only moving next door. They say you learn a lot about a person when you help them move.
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