In light of the way it handled other honest services fraud convictions in the late 1980s, we shouldn’t assume that the Seventh Circuit would have overturned Otto Kerner’s.
Tag: Vol. 39 No. 15
Issue of Dec. 31, 2009 – Jan. 6, 2010
Ministry of Fear
Released mental patient Ray Milland uncovers a Nazi spy ring in Fritz Lang’s 1944 noir “Ministry of Fear,” screening Sunday 1/3 at Delilah’s.
A Candle for the Devil
Eugenio Martin’s 1973 Spanish exploitation thriller “Candle for the Devil” screens Saturday 1/2 at Delilah’s.
“Suitable Video” / “The Power of Selection” at Western Exhibitions
Shows curated by Scott Wolniak and Ryan Christian open at Western Exhibitions.
New Year’s Resolution: Going to Restaurants
Opening up my little black book of restaurants.
Free Fitness Week at Chicago Park District
All Chicago Park District fitness center locations offer free workout days from Sat 1/2 to Sun 1/10.
1/1 — Polar Bear Club Swim
The Chicago Polar Bear Club takes their annual New Year’s Day plunge into Lake Michigan at noon on Friday.
1/1 — Free Kurt Vile Show at Permanent Records
Kurt Vile plays a free solo show at Permanent Records on Fri 1/1 at 2 PM.
Mixtape For a Low Dishonest Decade
21 songs for a terrible decade.
Paul Vallas endorses David Hoffman—then points out his flaws
Former Chicago schools chief Paul Vallas announced his support for David Hoffman’s Senate bid Wednesday—then talked about how much he likes Hoffman’s Republican rival Mark Kirk.
Sherlock Holmes, Bee Raiser
What you’ll learn from The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective
Free New Year’s Eve Festivuses
Free ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2009.
Where to Find the Other Photo Issue Covers
We ran four different special covers for our photo issue this week, and on behalf of those of you inclined to collect a full set, I asked our circulation manager, Perry Kim, if he could say where each might be found. His reply:
Big Star’s perfect drinking food, the Hearty Boys’ retooled comfort dishes, and unbalanced burgers from a steakhouse scion