When news broke over a week ago that Danny Goldring had died at 76, there was (as is often the case these days) an immediate outpouring of tributes on social media. I learned the news from Chicago actor Gary Houston; I sometimes met Goldring and his wife, actor Diane Dorsey, over the years at parties […]
One of these literary heavyweights will have to defeat the other . . . by a nose.
Some more thoughts about greatness and Chicago-ness at our tournament’s halfway point.
Start voting for the next round in our book tournament!
The Chicago hip-hop scene didn’t slow down for the start of the new year, and Martin Sky’s dropped one of the best tracks this past week.
In the fourth bout of our tournament, the late, great Mike Royko squares off against himself.
Between now and April, the Reader and its readers will be choosing the greatest book ever written about Chicago.
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With guns as in schools, mental health, and economic development—you can count on Chicago to do the wrong thing.
From Boardwalk Empire to The Good Wife, rotten apples are par for the course
Who can believe what about Obama?
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Rahm Emanuel’s first year in office looks a lot like Mayor Daley’s first year in office
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Everyone knows the Sentinel on Boss is really the Tribune.