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The $105 Car Wash

It’s a beautiful day–the beautiful day, the one that reminds us, when it finally arrives, why we put up with Chicago winters year after miserable year: sunny, breezy, 65 at O’Hare. Cooler near the lake of course, but Accu-Weather says the fog has lifted. It’s a perfect day for a car wash. And mine desperately […]

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Mother and Child

It’s Tuesday going on Wednesday, and a woman in a sweatshirt is standing holding a baby in the fog on Kedzie near Fullerton. I’m driving home from Cub Foods following a stop at a tavern with a friend. I watch her while waiting at the stoplight. She watches me. This isn’t a war zone–the boulevard […]

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Callaway’s Fatuous Gushings

To the editors: Thanks to Michael Miner for bringing John Callaway’s fatuous gushings about WFMT to a much wider audience than they would have received in Eleven magazine (Hot Type, January 11). Equating the vastly different circumstances at WFMT with those at the New Yorker simply because they are “cultural institutions” is like declaring Callaway […]