Electrocuted: 2006 when Emma was electrocuted by the horse fence, a photo by Jill Frank, part of a show of her work on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago) through 8/30. Frank discusses her work Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the MCA (free).
The Great Room, a photo by Eric Holubow, part of Ghostly Echoes, a group show opening Sun 8/23 at Evanston Art Center (2603 Sheridan Road).
On Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at the Diversey Driving Range (141 W. Diversey), Get a Grip Chicago will host free “PGA Pro Golf Clinics” for amateurs. That’s amateurs, not beginners—participants should be aiming for scores of 80, 90, or 100. For details about topics covered, click here. To RSVP, click here.
“If he thinks the reason the song is good is that he put a timpani on it, he can kiss my ass.” – Steve Albini I’m really looking forward to reading Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music. Currently trying to wrap my head around this quote from the book: “Presence implies capturing […]
Corn Rows, a watercolor by Tom Torluemke, part of After-Glow, a show of his work on display through 9/27 at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington).
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Lovely shot by katherine of chicago. A reminder: we’ve just launched a new Flickr hub for Chicago concert & music photography.
The BLT Bonanza, the Botanic Garden’s Pepper Weekend, talks by Slow Food USA president Joshua Viertel, and more.
* John Oliver, Saturday, Lakeshore Theater. I already have a Critic’s Choice in the paper this week for the Daily Show star, but just wanted to add that The Department, his BBC radio series with Chris Addison (star of In the Loop) and Andy Zaltzman (who does “The Bugle,” a Times of London podcast with […]
Fashion blogs across the Internet are posting some grainy snaps taken surreptitiously by an editor at Paper magazine at a preview of Rodarte‘s collection for Target, which won’t be in stores until December.
The above photo of A-Trak spinning at Smart Bar comes from Flickr user brian_howe_battle via our new Chicago Reader: Music group. If you’re interested in sharing your Chicago-music-related pics and maybe seeing them on this blog, join up. The fine print is after the jump.
1. The left blogosphere is excited about the NYT article “Democrats Seem Set to Go It Alone on a Health Bill.” As someone who was conditioned by the Clinton-era grindcore GOP to expect health-care reform to go nowhere, I think a more accurate framing would be “Democrats Seem Set to Realize the Obvious,” but it’s […]
Tomorrow the Terrace at the Conrad (521 N. Rush), a fifth-floor outdoor lounge and restaurant, hosts “Live Dangerously Well,” with complimentary cocktails made with Jose Cuervo’s premium silver Platino tequila and hors d’oeuvres. The event lasts from 6 to 8 PM; you’ll need to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homaro Cantu and the fellas at Moto have been posting kitchen high jinks on YouTube for years, but over the last few weeks the chef has turned the dial up on Twitter and Facebook, dropping hints and linking to montages of old and new footage of what many have speculated are trailers for a TV […]
Though I didn’t see Terry Teachout’s ominous look at the state of jazz in 2009 when it originally ran in the August 9 issue of the Wall Street Journal, in the week and a half since then it’s been hard to miss the hubbub the story has caused. Armed with statistics from a recent National […]