This week’s Early Warnings include Anvil, Califone, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Handsome Furs, the Hold Steady, Peter Bjorn and John, Ribfest Chicago, Taste of Randolph Street, West Fest, and Thee Oh Sees.
Bridge House Tavern opens to the public.
Access to information is difficult in Chicago and Cook County, the Chicago Headline Club reports.
Former governor Rod Blagojevich’s defense team is poised to call Mayor Emanuel and U.S. rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to the stand as early as today. (Sun-Times) Roscoe Village’s Bleeding Heart Bakery is collecting donations for victims of this weekend’s storms in the midwest. (RoscoeView Journal) The Chicago Code may have had its swan song, but […]
Examining the portmanteau.
John Williams’s lost space-funk classic from “Return of the Jedi.”
Neal Pollack’s New York Times essay on self-publishing; it might work for him.
“Take Your Picture” belongs on your nice-weather playlist.
Parsing a summer trend.
Seth Zurer of Baconfest Chicago reports from the National Restaurant Association convention.
Mayor Daley is going back to college, taking a public policy post at the University of Chicago. (Tribune) The international community is watching the Chicago-based trial of Tahawwur Rana, a local man accused of helping orchestrate the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. (Tribune) More severe weather like the tornado that killed more than 100 people […]
It’s easy to mock those who gave up their life savings to spread the word of the pending Apocalypse. How, we ask, could they be so gullible? Think of their children, their futures, their mortgages. What could have compelled them to fracture relationships with their families and look so foolish? Faith, I suppose, is a […]
Free breakfast sandwiches for a year for the first 100 people in line at Einstein Bros. Bagels tomorrow at 5 AM.
Reader contributor Ben Sachs launches a class on Polish expatriate directors at Facets Film School.
Rodney Powell of University of Chicago Press details the publication of new books by Dave Kehr and David Bordwell.