Politics has always been a “smelly kitchen,” to borrow a phrase from Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone. But in 1933, two new cooks entered that kitchen. And the recipes they came up with continue to befoul the air of American elections. Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker (a widow and a married man who eventually became […]
The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture provides a piece of home to Lithuanian immigrants.
But the hanging cow is a highlight.
Satanic hysteria persists in America.
Chicago’s stockyard doors may have shuttered more than 40 years ago, but their impact on the city still reverberates.
Some more thoughts about greatness and Chicago-ness at our tournament’s halfway point.
In the first bout of round two, a judge weighs the importance of pure Chicago-ness versus undiluted greatness.
Two books by Progressive-era reformers square off in the opening round of our contest.
Clark the Cub joins a tradition rife with humiliation, betrayal, and murder. Also losing and futility.
In the view of a burgeoning number of outlaw bacon curers and sausage grinders, some rules are made to be broken.
What’s the point of There Will Be Blood? Stanley Kubrick ought to know.