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Robson Green as Geordie Keating and James Norton as Sidney Chambers in Endeavour. Photo: Kudos and MASTERPIECE
Sidney drowns his existential distress in drink and has an encounter with a young woman – but when she shows up dead the next day, he can't remember much about her because he was too drunk. He makes a drastic decision to fix his troubled life. 
The Taste of Chicago
The Taste of Chicago starts today. Discover a home-grown, forgotten predecessor that may have inspired the popular event and hear the stories of some of the vendors, from a struggling immigrant turned successful restaurateur, a pioneer in bringing Thai food to Chicago, and a mainstay of Chicago hot dogs.
Apollo 11 astronauts
Less than a decade after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the first widespread conspiracy theories emerged, claiming that the landing was a hoax. Even today, vloggers on YouTube and podcast hosts still promote several conspiracy theories that are easily debunked from scientific, photographic, and physical evidence.
Morse, Thursday, and Dr. DeBryn in Endeavour. Photo: Mammoth for ITV and MASTERPIECE
A murdered librarian and a disaster at a public housing tower end up leading Morse, Strange, and Bright into dangerous investigative territory, while they try to determine whether Thursday is still trustworthy. Recap the season finale of Endeavour here. 
Fireworks over the US Capitol. Photo: Leonid Andronov/Alamy Stock Photo
From Carole King and the cast of a Broadway musical about her life to Sesame Street Muppets to Colbie Caillat, this year's A Capitol Fourth features the old and new across various genres. Meet the performers here.  
Cows Come Home on the Magnificent Mile. Photo: LaCour Images, courtesy of The Magnificent Mile Association
Twenty years ago, "Cows on Parade" generated boundless enthusiasm, extraordinary tourism, millions of dollars, innumerable imitation exhibitions, and endless bovine puns. Now some of the original cows are returning to the public eye to celebrate the twentieth anniversary. 
Dr. DeBryn and Morse in Endeavour. Photo: Mammoth for ITV and MASTERPIECE
A string of deaths in an idyllic village reveals simmering mistrust: between gossiping villagers, among the members of the wealthy family who owns a chocolate factory in the village, and in rival lovers. Recap and stream the latest Endeavour here. 
A pride parade in Chicago in the 1970s. Photo: Courtesy Rich Pfeiffer
Chicago's Pride Parade didn't start as a parade at all. It was originally a small march to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. But a protest against anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in 1977 helped the parade become what it is today.
Henry Gerber
The Society for Human Rights, founded by Chicago postal worker Henry Gerber, didn’t last long, but its legacy inspired various groups in the decades to come. Gerber's Old Town home where he was arrested in 1925 was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2015.
Morse and Thursday in Endeavour. Photo: Jonathan Ford and Mammoth for ITV and MASTERPIECE
When a car accident turns out to be a homicide, Morse finds himself looking into some unusual suspects: the crew of a children's puppet TV show, people at a New Age-y institute, and astrophysics professors, all on the eve of the Apollo 11 launch. 
A honey bee. Photo: Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden
"There’s a frequently cited statistic that one in every three bites of food is brought to us by an animal pollinator." The Chicago Botanic Garden is celebrating pollinators over the summer. Learn from several experts about what you can do to help these vital species. 
Valerie Taylor and Pearl Hart. Images: Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame
Pearl Hart spent much of her career as a lawyer defending people from the infringement of their rights, from Communists caught up in the Red Scare to lesbians and gay people. Her late-in-life partner Valerie Taylor advocated for LGBT rights through her writing, speaking, and novels.
Thursday and Endeavour Morse in Endeavour. Photo: Jonathan Ford and Mammoth for ITV and MASTERPIECE
With the closure of their station, Morse and his fellow detectives have been scattered into various unsatisfactory positions. But the disappearance of a young girl brings them all together again and also dredges up guilt in Thursday from an old case. 
Early twentieth century, openly gay pianist Tony Jackson. Photo: From the William Russell Jazz Collection, courtesy of the Historic New Orleans Collection
Jelly Roll Morton, the self-proclaimed "inventor of jazz," didn't praise many people besides himself, but he made an exception for Tony Jackson: "Tony was considered among all who knew him the greatest single-handed entertainer in the world.” And Jackson was openly gay at a time when that was incredibly rare.
A new Nature Cat exhibit at Kohl Children's Museum. Photo: WTTW/Ken Carl
A new exhibit opening at the Kohl Children's Museum before traveling around the country lets children dive into the world of Nature Cat, encouraging them to indulge their curiousity and go outside to explore the natural world. 
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