Arctic char from a remote Inuit fishing village in northern Canada’s Nunavut territory started turning up last month on the menus of half the trendy restaurants in Chicago. And if you’d looked in the right places on the Internet, you could have followed it each step of the way. CleanFish’s Alisha Lumea talks about Nunavut […]
I just snapped a pic of my contribution to the Rock for Kids auction and mixer that’s happening Friday at 7 PM at Smart Bar. It’s by far my most elaborate contribution yet, as well as the one with the strongest overall theme. And probably the weirdest, come to think of it.
The Chicago Plan Commission kindly suggests that the city bankroll a $15 billion downtown public works project. Where would the money come from? Guess. Included in the plan: the O’Hare express train idea that won’t die.
John Sturdy Chrissy Murderbot My column this week is a profile of local DJ and producer Chrissy Murderbot, who is on a mission to bring unpretentious fun back into dance music. It’s a mission that I applaud and support. And just to be clear, though I refer to him as “nerdy” at one point, I […]
This week in Food & Drink Martha Bayne filed a piece on reluctant coffee roaster David Meyers, an anarchist “coffeepreneur” who probably couldn’t be more unlike last week’s subject, Navy vet Kevin Ashtari of Asado Coffee Company.
Admittedly it’s an unusual definition of great, but my favorite is former White Sox catcher Moe Berg. Basically, imagine if Yadier Molina was a lawyer, and in his retirement from baseball, a spy:
Out-of-towner plans to go native.
Jenny Bagert Terence Blanchard I’ve never been too crazy about the post-Blanchard-Harrison Group work of trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and in particular his soundtrack work for Spike Lee has left me cold. But that film work has probably earned him his greatest acclaim, including a Grammy for the 2007 album A Tale of God’s Will (A […]
image from Inhabit It’s hard to accept, but it will be fall sooner rather than later. Maybe the unseasonably cold weekend they’re predicting will put you in the mood for this trunk show at Tula for New York-based sweater line Inhabit; it runs Thursday through Sunday. Get a free sweater-care kit with purchase.
My colleague Will Atwood Mitchell tipped me off to a phenomenon called “Manhattanhenge,” “a biannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan’s main street grid.” Naturally, it works here in Chicago as well: 9/25 at 6:41 AM and 6:42 PM. The screencap is taken from the outstanding program The […]
It gets heated around the 11-minute mark.
One of the great mysteries of human existence is why the post office is the go-to source for anyone who wants to prove that government can’t run… whatever that person doesn’t want the government to run. (Anyone who sends their rent checks and wedding invitations FedEx, please raise your hand.) I know that Chicago has […]
Jack Ng Khek Hian Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Marseilles performance troupe Ilotopie in Water Fools (Fous de Bassin), a “waterborne theatrical spectacle” that Reader critic Tony Adler describes as “Cirque du Soleil goes to sea.”
“De Pura Cepa” A Puerto Rican man returning to the island after 50 years in Ohio is kidnapped by a band of revolutionaries who put him through “cultural bootcamp” in Javier Colón Rios’ 25-minute American Film Institute production De Pura Cepa, screening Saturday 8/22 in the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture‘s free, outdoor […]
With his trusty Bean Boss, Resistance Coffee’s David Meyers may have started a DIY roasting revolution.