WATCH: Artist unfolds pandemic isolation of elderly people in her works

Local artist Ellen Holtzblatt talks about her recent artworks series Song of Songs: Portraits of the Artist's Mother (Menghan Xiao/Medill)

By Menghan Xiao Medill Reports Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, senior citizens have experienced increasing isolation due to the social distancing policy. Local artist Ellen Holtzblatt has also witnessed the isolation and loneliness on her 98-year-old mother. Holtzblatt recent artwork series “Song of Songs: Portraits of the Artist’s Mother” speak to this social issue […]

New Orleans creates plan for affordable housing

By MacKenzie CoffmanMedill Reports A brand new three-bedroom house stood for sale in the little New Orleans neighborhood of Freret. Yet, at an asking price of $599,000, this home carried a price tag 169% more expensive than the median home cost in the city. It mirrors an issue familiar in New Orleans and cities across […]

WATCH: WM Phoenix Open brings party atmosphere to PGA Tour

By Seth Humeniuk Medill Reports The PGA Tour has a reputation of being a little stuffy, but fans at the WM Phoenix Open bring a different energy to the sport. In Phoenix, fans drink heavily, cheer heartily and boo emphatically. They do their best to make golf a party for all involved.   Transcript: Narration: […]