Part of the Holiday Boutique at Simply Chicago Art
* Our recommendations for movies to see and avoid this long weekend; * A roundup of Black Friday & weekend sales at Chicago boutiques; * Quenchers kicks off a week-long European beer tour tomorrow; * And there’s plenty of BYO Thai in the city, if you’ve had your fill of cooking and traditional American food.
New Early Warnings this week include the Appleseed Cast, Atlas Sound, Crystal Castles, Fucked Up, and the Good Life.
I was reading through a bunch of old Reader articles the other day – the best and/or most intriguing of which are stored here in a running list – and I realized, as I sometimes do, that I’m thankful to work here, because I get to work with or otherwise participate in publishing the work […]
The annual European Beer Tour at Quenchers, an organic-cocktail tasting, Thomas Keller signing Ad Hoc at Home, and more.
New movies open today for the holiday weekend, including Fantastic Mr. Fox. Also: a recap of the fall’s best movies still screening in theaters.
What’s hot in local bookstores
The Chicago Loop Alliance’s new initiative, Pop-Up Art Loop, allows artists to turn unoccupied storefronts into temporary galleries for free.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulleting lays off two editors
Joe Laiacona awaits a ruling on his petition challenge against Deb Mell in their race for 40th District rep.
State Street Barbers is offering free beard trims through December 24th.
I’m thankful for fan-made Sade remixes.
Woody Lewis looks at newspapers making creative use of social media.
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will debate the merits of the Elvis Presley vehicle Viva Las Vegas at Columbia College on Wednesday, December 16.
What does losing the Chicago bureau of the Washington Post actually entail?