To the editors: I may be the only person in Chicago who would regard a comment by Don Rose on the Daley Administration as warranting a response [“The Abominable Snow Job,” December 22]. Most readers, I’m sure, know where he’s coming from, accept the entertainment value for what it’s worth, and leave it at that. […]
The Last Days of a Neighborhood Drugstore
To the editors: I was so happy to see that long article on Paul McCartney in your last issue [“Let Him Be,” December 22], written by that aspiring-Dave-Marsh of yours, Bill Wyman. This article follows fast on the heels of his insightful article on a couple of other cutting edge artists, Bob Dylan, and the […]
Pocket billiards, like bird-watching, is a diversion for the entire year, but it’s only in winter that we take it up seriously as a sport. The game is endlessly engaging because its species of devotees are innumerable: each pool player is unique, with a set of mannerisms gathering to constitute a certain style of play. […]
Marty Moltz, 45, is a state appellate prosecutor who has argued more cases in the reviewing courts of Illinois than any other lawyer in history. A former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, Moltz dreams of becoming a circuit court judge. Before she died, Moltz says, his mother used to tell him […]
My parents had their songs. We had ours. Cecil, Joe, and Jenette had theirs. That’s just the way it was.
It was only four years ago that a group of north-side seniors struck a deal with the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a deal heralded as a model for senior-citizen health care. Together they created the White Crane Senior Health Center, which offered low-cost fitness programs–like yoga and t’ai chi–as well as on-duty geriatricians and nurses […]
Lead Story Lee Warrick, 39, was arrested in September at the Mile Hi Flea Market in Denver for allegedly photographing women by pointing a wrist-mounted video camera under their skirts. Police said 40 to 50 women were photographed and that Warrick is a suspect in similar incidents in Boulder and Chicago. Police said Warrick would […]
To the editors: “Elizabeth” is wonderful [“Elizabeth’s Story,” December 15]. How many teen age pregnancies are the result of rape? Does anyone know, or even ask? Joy Calhoun Glen Ellyn PS: “Elizabeth” brings so clearly to my mind the last verse of Andrew Calhoun’s song “Survivor.” May you outlive the end of that story And […]
For the photographers who worked for the federal government’s Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and ’40s, life was never easy. Charged with traveling around the country and documenting poverty and the New Deal policies being implemented to ameliorate it, they spent months every year on the road, staying in cheap hotels, eating bad food, […]
For Clarence Gibbs, Jonas Salk, and a handful of other researchers, 1989 was a glowing year, and 1990 promises to be even brighter.
SOLARIS **** (Masterpiece) Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Written by Friedrich Gorenstein and Tarkovsky With Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Yuri Jarvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Anatoly Solonitsin, and Sos Sarkissian. “We take off into the cosmos, ready for anything: for solitude, for hardship, for exhaustion, death. Modesty forbids us to say so, but there are times when we […]
At first glance they looked like an old married couple, out for an afternoon walk and coffee at McDonald’s. Both were dressed in long gray coats and black rubber boots, both moved with slow, uncertain steps. They parted at the door and the man, out of breath and clutching a pair of glasses mended with […]
THE MAIDS Cesear’s Forum at Centre East Studio Theatre A pair of losers carefully plan a crime by acting it out in private, with one of the criminals taking the intended victim’s role; but when the time comes to carry out the deed, the criminals fail miserably and turn instead on each other. Is this […]
Bene Stein, a passionate tracker of movie grosses, says Christmas was no holiday for him and other local exhibitors. Biggest disappointment: Back to the Future Part II.