Author Archive for Robin Peterson

Quad Club revels

It’s not often one sees college students, professors, elected officials, a medical oncologist, and a detective fiction writer all in the same room, let alone onstage together–but that’s what the audience at the annual Revels play was treated to last…

Miss Zacatecas

The seven young women onstage at the Zacatecano Cultural Center in Brighton Park last Sunday night were dressed to impress, wearing red tops and black skirts with coiffed hair and makeup fit for a prom night. Over the course of…

Little House in the City

The topic of the presentation was billed as “urban homesteading,” but speaker Erik Knutzen is dissatisfied with that label: “It’s a little too ‘Little House on the Prairie,’” he told the thirty or so listeners gathered at Woodlawn’s Experimental Station…

Thicker than Water

As with most resources, Americans consume a disproportionate share of the earth’s oil and water. It’s especially easy to do when gas is cheap and the Great Lakes are close. However, as panelists at the March 18 discussion “All’s Fair…