BoHo Theatre’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show is musical theater at its very finest.
There’s a place for pathos in presidential speeches, but it’s running amok.
About Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-nominated film
Which to watch tonight, the debate or the football game?
If you go to the trouble of killing Osama bin Laden, you may as well get it written up in the New Yorker.
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
The family of deer living in Boys Town is being evicted. Too many organic apples from Whole Foods, apparently. Also, dangerous drunks.(Sun-Times) The Chicago Board of Education denied teachers a scheduled 4-percent raise, saying the city’s budget situation wouldn’t allow it. The board also said more teacher layoffs could be on the horizon. (Chicago News […]
The city’s network of cameras — already the nation’s biggest — is expanding. (Sun-Times) Here’s what happened when a Sun-Times reporter witnessed a shooting at a memorial for a victim. (Sun-Times) Lewis Jordan, head of the Chicago Housing Authority, resigned yesterday after reports that he used his city-issued credit cards on expensive dinners and gifts […]
U.S. Marshals/Flickr Need a pair of sunglasses this summer? Realized you lack that terrorist manifesto that would go great with your IKEA coffee table? Want a used box of detergent? Well, wait no longer! You can bid on a bunch of stuff the Feds took from the Unabomber. (U.S. Marshals) Daryl Hawks, sports anchor for […]
Sun-Times editorial page and editorial cartoonist don’t agree on bin Laden.
The Feds are ordering the cleanup of the Chicago River so that it’s safe enough for canoeing and swimming. (Tribune) Some el stations haven’t been updated in more than 50 years, service is spotty in some areas, and buses and trains break down. Short story: Rahm Emanuel and Forrest Claypool have a lot on their […]
Rahm Emanuel will take the oath of office at Millennium Park Monday, part of a weekend-long celebration of the new mayor and Chicago that begins Saturday with a free concert at Grant Park. (Tribune) Blago’s (expletive) greatest hits were played at his (expletive) trial yesterday. ((Expletive) Tribune) Chicago doesn’t just have a prehistoric transit system; […]
Want to thank Mayor Daley for his steadfast and farsighted leadership over the last two decades? There’s an open house on the fifth floor of City Hall today, from 1 to 4 PM. The event is billed as a chance for the mayor to thank Chicagoans; he hosted similar open houses after each of his […]
Mayor Daley says his request for bodyguards after his term expires is appropriate, but Mayor Jane Byrne thinks otherwise: “Once you leave, you leave. You have to take care of yourself. You’re no longer mayor,” Byrne said. (Sun-Times) George W. Bush, various local celebrities, and fawning media types think Mayor Daley was the best mayor […]
Who can trust the Pakistanis?