Photojournalist Ruth Gruber has lived an adventurous life—snapping pictures of the Soviet arctic, documenting Jewish refugees during World War II—and at 102 years old, she's still inspiring. She appears via Skype for a Q&A following a screening of a documentary about her at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. An exhibit of her work runs there through June 1.
The frigidity of this winter totally justifies you packing on an extra layer (or two) of fat. If you need help accomplishing this feat, head to Poutine Fest at Haymarket Brewery to indulge in a Canadian staple—french fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds.
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