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In Print: Ben Hecht’s beginnings in journalism

“The most beautiful-looking book I have ever seen was my own 1001 Afternoons in Chicago, designed and illustrated by [Herman] Rosse,” wrote Ben Hecht in the characteristic hyperbole of his autobiography. “True,” he continued, “it contained some hundred and five typographical errors, including the printing of whole paragraphs upside down, but it was nonetheless a […]

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Harley’s Place

Until recently, Harley Budd’s big black 1979 Cadillac sat in front of his restaurant at Willow and Howe streets as if waiting for him to return and drive it maniacally through the side streets, never giving way, deliberately intimidating small foreign cars. Now only the Tap Root Pub sign remains. Budd and the first incarnation […]