Studs Terkel
By: Mimi Lipson | Categories: HiLo Heroes, Literature

STUDS TERKEL (1912–2008): shovel-ready and irony free. Fifty years from now, who will remind our grandchildren what a progressive looks like? And without another Federal Writer’s Project, who’ll collect oral histories from the survivors of our Depression?


On his or her birthday, HiLobrow irregularly pays tribute to one of our high-, low-, no-, or hilobrow heroes. Also born this date: Yvonne Craig, Jonathan Richman, Chester Brown, Tori Spelling, Margret Rey.

READ MORE about members of the Partisan Generation (1904-13).



Mimi Lipson writes and makes stained glass. Her chapbook Food & Beverage is available at