Posted inNews & Politics

What a Whitewash

I was absolutely stunned by Ben Joravsky’s effort to gloss over the blatantly racist history of Ed Kelly, the 47th Ward committeeman [December 24]. According to Joravsky–who ought to know better–it would be wrong to consider Kelly a “bigot” simply because he made a “mistake” and opposed Harold Washington and is therefore erroneously lumped with […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Restaurant Tours: catches of the day

Chicagoans continue to gobble up all the fish they can find, but somehow specialized seafood houses have a tough time surviving. Though seafood scarfing has increased exponentially since the early 80s, and the mainstays–the Cape Cod Room, Shaw’s Crab House, and Nick’s Fishmarket–have all enjoyed long life spans, many other fine fish houses have sunk […]