Posted inNews & Politics

The City File

Everyone talked about the oil crisis during the 1970s, but nobody around here did much about it, to judge from these tidbits in Transportation Facts (September 1987), newsletter of the Chicago Area Transportation Study: between 1970 and 1980, the average Chicagoland commute lengthened from 6.9 to 7.9 miles; mass transit ridership declined; car commuting increased; […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Jeeves Takes Charge

P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie and Jeeves stories–vignettes in the lives of the ultimate English twit and his protective, pluperfect valet–pulled off the neat stunt of satirizing the British upper classes while amusing them at the same time. In bringing Wodehouse’s writings to the stage, Edward Duke broadens the material’s base of appeal not by cheapening it […]