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Tag: Rachel Shteir
The Third Coast—turning a bunch of stuff that happened into drama
Thomas Dyja’s history of Chicago finds the story line in 30 years of city life.
More prose gems from Chicago by Day and Night
Some boostery purple prose from the guidebook to the 1893 World’s Fair
Posted inColumns & Opinion
Rick Kogan might be sentimental—just don’t call him a sentimentalist
Rick Kogan might be sentimental—just don’t call him a sentimentalist.
As pecking orders go among cities, what’s the place of Chicago?
Comments on Rachel Shteir’s New York Times book review suggest a complex sort of civic assessment.
Rachel Shteir—cat’s-paw of New York’s cunning plot to make the world despise us?
More thoughts on the DePaul professor and her essay on Chicago
Not quite Detroit—Chicago as described by a New York Times book critic
Rachel Shteir’s review of three Chicago books is a little over the top.
Posted inArts & Culture
Rachel Shteir’s The Steal offers a cultural history of shoplifting