Smart takes on Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Tag: Vol. 38 No. 13
Issue of Dec. 18 – 24, 2008
Best of 2008, part one
This week I’ll be talking about my 40 favorite albums of 2008, in four installments; here are numbers 40 through 31.
Exquisite City moves downtown
Missed the Exquisite City art show at the Viaduct? Catch it at the Chicago Tourism Center next month.
Yet another gift for the gourmand
Need a last minute gift for a gourmand? Try A la Card Chicago’s 2009 “deck” of 52 $10 restaurant gift cards.
The Reader remains in the hands of Creative Loafing
In bankruptcy court, Creative Loafing Inc. hangs on to the Chicago Reader, which lays off more editorial staff.
Pal Joey’s back
Recalling Goodman’s 1988 version of a musical theater classic.
They paid; now they’re playing
The winner of the state’s new casino license has been a generous contributor to many of the most powerful politicians in Illinois.
Not exactly “The Young British Soldier”
Governor Blagojevich, have you no shame? You made Kipling sound like a weasel.
Alternative weekly blows off the Web
New Jersey’s TriCity News makes money by turning its back on the Web. Is that the real Internet-era business model?
Childhood, Wilco style
Jeff Tweedy’s son Spencer goes blogging.
Deals and money in other cities
While Chicago’s City Council has been busy rubber-stamping big-money deals, other cities are working through their own problems.
Excuse me, could you please not be quiet?
Cinematic Titanic gives talking during the movie a good name.
For the Love of Rod
Three years ago Bird Names front man David Lineal made an album for and about Rod Blagojevich. Now it’s found its moment.