Photo by Nicholas Gottlund, part of the exhibition Plain + Fancy, opening Sat 8/29, 6-10 PM, at Golden Age, 1744 W. 18th, 312-850-2574.
Ceramic sculpture by Andy Rogers, whose work will be on display at the American Craft Exposition, Fri-Sun 8/28-8/30 at Northwestern’s Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 N. Campus Drive, 847-570-5096.
From 6:30 to 8:30 PM tonight, local jazz pianists Willie Pickens and Ron Perrillo and New Orleans saxophonist Donald Harrison will play a free show in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion, part of the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series.
PHOTO BY MONTAGEMAN Next Tuesday, Kronos Foods is giving away free gyros at 42 locations in the Chicago area. Starting at 11 AM today, you can register for your coupon and check out Kronos locations here. (via the Stew)
Landscape 1 Porsche, by Robert Porazinski, part of Transformer, a show of his work opening Fri 8/27, 6:30-9:30 PM, at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 773-472-6469.
Photo by spencewine; I like this one too.
Rapper, producer, and Magic: the Gathering enthusiast Rjyan Kidwell, aka Cex, is one of the most consistently underrated and constantly adventurous musicians of the past decade. A few years ago, around the time his slightly tweaked, slightly too-cute electro-rap started to earn him a measure of popularity, he blew his crossover potential by taking a […]
Hardcover Fiction 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 2. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo3. South of Broad by Pat Conroy4. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larrson5. The White Queen by Phillippa Gregory Note: Russo is scheduled to discuss That Old Cape Magic as part of the Writers on the Record […]
Madsen Cycles, makers of “urban utility bicycles” (which look as though they could transport other bikes) has just launched a weekly bike giveaway contest.
The New York Times has posted online the complete — though heavily redacted — 2004 CIA report on abuses inside CIA-run prisons. It’s also posted two subsequent CIA reports that supposedly, if you’re listening to Dick Cheney, recount the intelligence successes that justified the abuse.
He’s throwing his hat in the ring for the U.S. Senate.
From John Kass’s outstanding column on the mayor’s non-apology that wasn’t: “Then you walk away. Then it starts snowing. The windshield gets covered with snow. City meter readers won’t be able to see the little parking stub showing that you paid. This leaves city meter readers two distinct options” I can’t believe this didn’t occur […]
[You will have to forgive me for what may seem at this point like obsessive inside-baseball theorizing about what is, technically, history. But I think it’s kind of an interesting point, especially since media and debt are important subjects to me and, I would argue, to you as well.] In comments yesterday, my colleague Philip […]
“He had the good luck to be born into a wealthy and powerful American family, and the bad luck to be born the ‘caboose kid’ in an Irish-American family that imbued its every member with an outsized drive for success at all costs…. The man did some terrible and many very stupid things in his […]
This week Mayor Daley and his top lieutenants are holding a series of public hearings on the city’s 2010 budget, which they’ve already said will be difficult to balance, even with an injection of funds from the parking meter deal. As citizens put questions to the city’s top leadership, maybe it’s time to demand some […]