The spiky, new wavy, herky-jerky pop rock of Mente, the new album from Brazilian singer-songwriter Thiago Nassif, may remind you of Talking Heads. But the link between them arises more from shared influence than from direct inspiration: like David Byrne, Nassif is in love with the fractured tropicalia of Tom Zé, a tripped-out Brazilian genius […]
The talent behind Maple & Ash’s Gold Coast lands in Wicker Park.
Whereas most of the city’s political and civic elite were ready to lead us off the financial cliff.
The Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park series is in full swing.
Recent new releases by Follakzoid and Holydrug Couple and a reissue of Los Vidrios Quebrados spotlight Chilean rock.
Brazilian filmmaker Paulo Pons’s “Revenge,” a queasy mix of erotic thriller and social criticism, screens Thursday 10/15 in the Chicago International Film Festival.
I realize that’s it’s more arcane IOC politics than anything else that doomed this bid, but at least it doomed it. I just hope this will have some blowback on Daley, both to tarnish his legacy and so we can boot his ass.
Below the fold, because we’ve all had a lot.
In case you weren’t up all night watching some of the most star-studded business meetings on earth:
* Mark Starr, former Newsweek Olympics expert, thinks that Rio is the best bet, and that their biggest problem as far as closing the deal is actually being the frontrunner. (h/t Mike) * NYT: Chicago – it’s the TV revenues, stupid. * Just heard on WGN: Phil Hersh quotes David Wallechinsky as saying without the […]
“I don’t think [Rio landing the World Cup helps them with the bid] …,” Daley answered. “That’s all soccer stadiums, it’s completely different.”* Because the IOC is very silly, this is apparently a big to-do. The article explains, insofar as such a thing is possible.
One last argument for why Chicago doesn’t need, want, or deserve the 2016 Olympic games.