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Caught in the Net

Captured at www.chicago2001.com/topstories.html Chicago Millennium Magazine Commonwealth Edison’s Chairman Tom Blackmarr explains the nature of the blackouts in the Loop as “an employee error that just could not be avoided.” When asked the nature of the error, Blackmarr responded: “A new team of employees were trying to power up the ‘Zapmar’ [a new Com Ed […]

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Vigilante Artists

Dear Reader editors, Last week [September 24] the Reader published a letter from someone hiding behind the initials D.D.B.S. D.D.B.S. claims the mantle of artist injured by the theater reviews of the Reader’s Justin Hayford [September 10]. D.D.B.S. feels that Justin Hayford “should be fired” and “should be beaten.” D.D.B.S. writes: “In general, I have […]

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Human Touches

Karen Reimer at Beret International, through October 16 MRI Painting Projects at Bodybuilder and Sportsman, through October 9 Virginia Meredith: Born Again at Peter Miller, through October 9 By Fred Camper The problem with much ironic postmodern art is that while it often seems “smart,” that wit can easily slide into an unequivocal air of […]

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City File

Are you ready for some. . . recidivism? Notre Dame is number one in the Tarnished Twenty, a list compiled by FindLaw Sports (www.sports. findlaw.com/tarnished). The football rankings are “based on the number and severity of ongoing or recently concluded criminal, civil, NCAA and other administrative proceedings and investigations involving players, coaches, boosters or other […]

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Careless Shepherds

Editor: Mary Jo Clark’s story in the 9/17 issue struck a chord with me. My mother died when I was in eighth grade and the nuns didn’t even know she was sick–because I had not told them. What in the world makes her think the priest reported to them on his sick calls? How many […]

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Peter Schickele With the Lark Quartet

PETER SCHICKELE WITH THE LARK QUARTET Iowa native Peter Schickele claims to have been the only bassoonist in Fargo, North Dakota, in the 50s, but today he’s better known as a composer, a pianist, and the leading (and only) authority on P.D.Q. Bach, a fictitious son of Johann Sebastian. His presentations of P.D.Q.’s “undiscovered” work […]

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Secret Defense

Jacques Rivette’s 20th feature (1997) is perhaps the most classically constructed of all his films, in terms of mise en scene as well as plot. Sandrine Bonnaire stars as a research chemist whose kid brother (Gregoire Colin from The Dream Life of Angels) discovers that their father’s accidental death from falling off a train a […]