Some lynchings are more orderly and premeditated than others
Tag: Vol. 39 No. 50
Issue of Sep. 2 – 8, 2010
Phillip Foss hits the road
Former Lockwood chef Phillip Foss launches his food truck, the Meatyballs Mobile
Chicago Drivers Bad at Driving, Sun Rises in East
That Chicago drivers are among the nation’s worst by some measures is completely unsurprising, but the phenomenon I will never understand is why Chicago drivers drive worse, as in like more recklessly, in bad conditions. I cannot prove it scientifically—yet—but I swear to you this is a true fact.
Deborah Stratman’s Sonic Warfare
A fascinating new sound installation by filmmaker Deborah Stratman invites the contemplation of sonic warfare.
The Chicago Rail Photographs of Jack Delano
A stunning collection of Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information photos of Chicago rail yards in the 30s and 40s
Notes on Crime
What happened to Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods?
Dinner & a Show: Friday 9/3
Recommended entertainment paired with nearby restaurants.
So What Happened With Those Jake Guys, Anyway?
Chicago magazine delves into the Jake scandal.
Free Admission to Shedd Aquarium in September
Shedd Aquarium offers free admission to its first 80 guests every day in September.
Ring a Ding Ding
You didn’t have to be dangerous to qualify as a Jack.
Journalism: What It’s Good For?
A Missouri journalism teacher looks for work that will inspire high school students.
New Colony Takes a Little Corner of New York
Last fall New Colony scored a well-deserved mini-hit with James Asmus’s domestic drama Calls to Blood, about an achingly perfect young married couple torn apart after their deep, dark secret comes to light. That secret is so improbable and melodramatic the play should collapse as quickly as the protagonists’ relationship, but Asmus holds everything together […]
“I’m a Dentist and I Don’t Think This Country Is Headed in the Right Direction”
So that dentist at the corner of Ashland and Blackhawk is Internet famous today for liking Hillary Clinton a lot. I noticed the big Hillary cardboard figure and the possibly related reduction in polar-animal stuff in his window the last time I was in the neighborhood. Now it’s national news! Via @JessicaGalliart.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 1906 Style
1906 edition of the Chicago Manual of Style available as free e-book during September
QOTD: The Perfect City Bike
“Something you hate so much you love it, yet wouldn’t mind leaving it behind.” —Arone Dyer of Buke & Gass.