About a month ago, I saw a magnet being hurled over the 18th Street Bridge. Initially, I brushed it off and I continued to stroll along the Chicago River bank with my friends. But the sound of the splash carried some weight, like an anchor or rock colliding with the water. I expected the line […]
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In remembrance of longtime Park Bait bait shop owner Willie Greene
Some people wouldn’t eat anything pulled out of Lake Michigan or other area waterways. Sterling Bledsoe and Ted Marcus are not among them. “Bass is my favorite,” Bledsoe said one afternoon last week as he watched a bobber in the lagoon behind the Museum of Science and Industry. “You have it with eggs and rice […]
Talk of the weather, the Cubs, and fish.
Takiji Kobayashi’s subversive novel about insurrection aboard a Japanese imperial crab fishing ship gets a film adaptation from goofy surrealist Sabu in “Kanikôsen,” screening Monday 10/19 and Tuesday 10/20 in the Chicago International Film Festival.
Loaner fishing gear
Death and the Great Outdoors