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December 19, 2016

Building: A Habitat Home, A LEGO Skyscraper, And STEM

On this encore edition of The 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.


Artwork for the Strand Magazine publication of "The Haunted Ceiling" by H. G. Wells.
Strand Magazine
November 28, 2016

H.G. Wells Ghost Story, Hidden In U Of I Collection, Finally Debuts In Print

H.G. Wells' eerie writing brought us time machines, aliens and a submarine, long before a real one was seen in the world. Still, one of his short stories spent decades unseen by his avid readers.

Until now, that is. His long-unpublished story "The Haunted Ceiling" is making its way into print for the first time, after being hidden for decades in the H.G. Wells papers collected at the University of Illinois. 


Cubs emblem
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October 28, 2016

The History Behind ‘Go Cubs Go’

As enthusiasm for the Chicago Cubs run to the World Series has roared across the country, so has the ubiquitousness of the Cubs theme song penned by the late Steve Goodman. But there's an interesting backstory to how it became the team's official theme song.  


Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
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October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize In LIterature

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. 


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