Part of “Iron Pastorals,” on display at 360See
Part of “Infuse,” on display at David Weinberg Gallery
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Another West Loop boutique closes its doors.
The recession’s messing up all sorts of stuff, and on top of that Chicago isn’t exactly the most not-insanely-corrupt city in the world when it comes to money and the severe mismanagement of such, so it’s actually sort of depressingly unsurprising to see an email being sent around warning that the city’s incredible free music […]
Megan Cottrell‘s outstanding blog One Story Up is moving from Chicago Now to True/Slant. Update your bookmarks accordingly: http://trueslant.com/megancottrell/. And while you’re there, do check out Not From Here by Nathan Deuel, a gifted writer and an old college classmate of mine.
After noting that Palin will be in Chicago later this month to appear on “Oprah”, Kirk writes that “the Chicago media will focus on one key issue: Does Gov[ernor] Palin oppose Congressman Mark Kirk’s bid to take the Obama Senate seat for the Republicans?” Rich Miller discusses the layers of wrong here.
A new solo album from local guitarist and bassist Tobin Summerfield opts for meditative rumination instead of his big band’s rocking minimalism.
To celebrate the opening of their new location, all yoga classes at the Moksha Yoga Center in Logan Square will be free through November 7th.
The Tribune is dropping the pretense that its employees own the company, abandoning the ESOP arrangement as part of its restructuring.
Bartenders from Cleveland’s wondrous Velvet Tango Room make a two-night stand at Bar DeVille
Not sure how I missed Andrew W.K.
On the off-brand political races around the country
Gen Art presents a preview screening and after-party for “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” the psychic military comedy featuring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey, Wednesday 11/4.
Part of Cephalic Symbols, a silent auction at Judy Saslow Gallery