Or as Tennyson puts it later in “Ulysses“: “Though much is taken, much abides. . . ; that which we are, we are;” Numbers I came up with because I was curious and thought you might be too: “Brett Favre” plus “legacy” — Google hits: 132,000“Brett Favre” plus “legacy” plus “tarnished” — Google hits: 59,900 […]
As innuendos go, few are more familiar to journalists than the adverb quietly — used to suggest something done on the sly that should have raised a certain clatter.
Sex on TV is finally gonna get interesting: Reader sex columnist and Chicago native Dan Savage says that he’s hunkered down right now in his own office at HBO studios in Los Angeles, getting ready to tape a pilot inspired by his always-brilliant column.
Previously redacted documents from meetings about the deal have been delivered in all their glory.
Hardcover Fiction 1. South of Broad by Pat Conroy2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett3. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo4. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larrson5. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon Note: Russo is scheduled to discuss That Old Cape Magic as part of the Writers on the Record series on […]
* I always enjoy it when the NCAA “vacates” a team’s win-loss record, because it’s such an abstract, conceptual punishment. * Speaking of concepts, what’s gender? (h/t Alicia Eler)
I just talked to a friend I hadn’t heard from in a while. He sounded chipper as usual, even when he almost casually mentioned that the cancer he’d fought off with surgery and chemo more than a year ago was back. He’s undergoing radiation treatment this time. He mentioned that he was trying to find […]
Inspired by the loss of his uncle, The Smell of Death was the last film Bruce Wood made before a 25-year hiatus from cinema, during which he painted and ran East Garfield Park’s Fenway Gallery. Wood, who moved to Chicago in the 70s to study under Stan Brakhage at the School of the Art Institute, […]
Call it pandering, but I’ll never try to take cookies from your children:
Blatant Dissent circa 1987 On Saturday evening the Abbey Pub plays host to an unlikely showcase of reunited bands from DeKalb, Illinois. The event is billed as “DeKalb Rocks,” and it looks back to a more innocent time, when hardcore didn’t basically just mean fast metal and nobody thought they could make any money at […]
Chicago: the easiest place to buy a Big Mac in the world. (h/t Graeme) On the other hand, I’d much rather invest five minutes of my time in earning a taco from Taqueria Traspasada #2, where an excellent one can be had for $1.70. In writing this post, I believe I’ve just done that.
Gray Chloe sandals, $287.50. Edgy and comfortable!
Smoothie chain Jamba Juice is currently expanding into the solid food market. To celebrate, today they’re giving away 500 free lunches outside three Loop locations: 166 N. State, 190 W. Madison, and 209 W. Jackson. Employees will be passing out sandwiches, salads, and wraps on a first-come, first-served basis, starting around noon.
Photo by sierraromeo. I needed to see a picture like this today, because my day was more like this.
Peaches look a little funny. Probably you’ve noticed. The kind term would be velvety. The word you usually hear is fuzzy.