The war on patronage.
Taylor Hicks somehow sells out the House of Blues.
A word about my hero Vernon Johns.
? and the Mysterians, Greg Stimac, Timuel D. Black Jr., and Charles Ives.
Where to buy classical music in the Chicago area now that Tower’s closed.
No matter what you read on the bus, someone will hate you for it.
Did that billboard say what I think it said?
Don’t forget where “Obambi” cut his teeth.
A big plane electrifies the city, Patrick Fitzgerald gets dissed by the Justice Department, and more.
Headlines: U.S. v Black or U.S. v Canada?
Anna Wintour does not like the word you use to describe the thing you are about to read.
Studs Terkel, live and online.
Chris Ware does This American Life TV, James McManus on Laura Bush, and more
The New Yorker on Fall Out Boy, Yuval Taylor on authenticity, Coudal’s swapmeet, and more.
Joshua Ferris’s debut novel, set in a Chicago ad agency, is the book of the moment.