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 […]
At Etta, chef Danny Grant plays with fire at a cooler price point
The talent behind Maple & Ash’s Gold Coast lands in Wicker Park.
These gold-medal dissenters stood up to Daley’s Olympic boondoggle dreams
Whereas most of the city’s political and civic elite were ready to lead us off the financial cliff.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Vertigo, and more outdoor film screenings in Chicago this week
The Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park series is in full swing.
New releases capture Chilean rock from the present and the past
Recent new releases by Follakzoid and Holydrug Couple and a reissue of Los Vidrios Quebrados spotlight Chilean rock.
Letters & Comments, October 8, 2009
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.
Moar 2016 post-mortem
Below the fold, because we’ve all had a lot.
From Copenhagen: 2016 Olympics Presentations
In case you weren’t up all night watching some of the most star-studded business meetings on earth:
Morning Olympics Roundup
* 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 […]
Dear IOC: He always says crazy things. Get used to it.
“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.
Dear International Olympic Committee
One last argument for why Chicago doesn’t need, want, or deserve the 2016 Olympic games.