Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Named a best book of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, TIME, Slate, Smithsonian, The New York Post, and Amazon, Hidden Valley Road is the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.


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Virtual Bus Trip: Musee D’Orsay

Wednesday, July 08, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today we'll visit the Musée d'Orsay.


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Virtual Bus Trip: Visit the Home of Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today we'll visit the home of Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.


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Virtual Bus Trip: American Jazz Museum

Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today we'll visit Kansas City's American Jazz Museum.


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Virtual Bus Trip: Cantigny Park

Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today we're taking a virtual bus trip to Cantigny Park.


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Virtual Bus Trip: The Joffrey Ballet

Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today visit the Joffrey Ballet.


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Virtual Bus Trip: The Adler Planetarium

Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today visit the Adler Planetarium.


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Virtual Bus Trip: The Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, May 06, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today visit the The Art Institute of Chicago.


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Virtual Bus Trip: The Library of Congress

Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today visit the Library of Congress and explore its digital collections.


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Virtual Bus Trip: Chicago Shakespeare and First Folio Theatre

Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today get your theatre fix with one of these short videos from Chicago Shakespeare and First Folio Theatre.


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Virtual Bus Trip: Behind the Scenes of the Field Museum

Wednesday, April 08, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Join us today as we visit Chicago and beyond. 


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Bus Trip: Jun Fujita: American Visionary at the Newberry Library

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM. $20.00.

A world-renowned research library since 1887, the Newberry preserves and makes accessible an extensive collection of rare books, maps, music, and manuscripts, spanning more than six centuries. Explore the newly renovated library and view a new exhibit presented by the Newberry and the Poetry Foundation focusing on the extraordinary accomplishments of poet and photojournalist Jun Fujita.


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Bus Trip: Silver Screen to Mainstream at the Chicago History Museum

Friday, January 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $25.00.

Showcasing fashions from Paris, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood, Silver Screen to Mainstream tracks how, in the 1930s and '40s, the reach of Hollywood's costume designers extended across the globe. This is a self-explored exhibit, so plan on visiting other part of the museum too.


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Bus Trip: Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera

Thursday, December 05, 2019, 12:00 - 7:00 PM. $70.00.

The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart’s drama of lust and revenge. Filled with thrilling music and drama, including a finale so overpowering that it changed music forever, Don Giovanni is justly celebrated as the perfect opera.


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