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Day: October 17, 2019

The grief that does not speak

While dining with an old friend, an acclaimed Chicago author witnesses the enduring repercussions of violence By Alex Kotlowitz Illustrations by Zulema Williams Not long ago, over lunch at a...

The Rotarian Conversation: Alex Kotlowitz

The Rotarian Conversation:Alex KotlowitzNo matter your address, economic status, or trauma history, we are all neighbors, insists this astute observer of social imbalance Alex Kotlowitz is a scholar of inequity....

The wheel deal

The wheel dealThis 92-year-old Rotary club was once the place to see and be seen. But its numbers had dwindled. So one member took a unique approach to wooing new...

Winners of the 2019 Rotarian magazine photo contest

Winners of The Rotarian photo contest In this year’s photo contest, we received more than 600 entries from 59 countries and geographical areas — from Argentina to Zimbabwe and many...

The View From Above

The View from Above Photographer George Steinmetz has taken to the sky to show us the big picture <!--Above the door of George Steinmetz’s garage hang two unusual traffic signs:...

The Rotarian Conversation: Jonathan Quick

The Rotarian Conversation:Jonathan QuickWhen it comes to addressing epidemics, the public health expert says we have the solutions. We simply have to embrace them Jonathan Quick thinks on a grand...

What We Learn by Living Somewhere Else

A Chicago artist and actor spent a season away from home and found another place to belong. Art and story by Tony Fitzpatrick I left Paris over a year ago,...

What happens when you say yes to Rotary

Lisa HerringRotary Club of Junction, Texas Every week when she was in high school, Lisa Herring and her fellow Interactors would visit a local nursing home and spend time with...

Book smarts

<!--Text messagesBook smarts-->If you want to get serious about reading, time is not your friend. Here are some suggestions for making each book count. Story by Joe Queenan Illustrations by...

High definition

A longtime lexicographer reveals the rebarbative precision by which dictionaries are made and celebrates the unruly evolution of the English language. Story by Kory Stamper Illustrations by Joey Guidone Text...