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The Poetry Foundation shows off its new building.
More than a quarter million Chicago area residents were without power this morning. ComEd says it could take days to restore power in some areas. (Tribune) After Jody Weis’s massive vacation payout, the Civic Federation calls for a review on how the city reimburses vacation time. (Sun-Times) Where is Brian Carpey’s Fender Stratocaster? (Sun-Times)
Jazzy Jeff on the perennial popularity of “Summertime”
The director Paul Feig knows from good tailoring.
In the wake of “Jackass” player Ryan Dunn’s death, professional prankster Bam Margera is now virtually feuding with Roger Ebert, after Ebert made comments on Twitter. (TMZ) Former top cop Jody Weis cashed in more than $76,000 of vacation days he never took while leading the Chicago Police Department. That’s 64 vacation days — but […]
A few food surprises were found at this weekend’s fests.
In America, God and golf go together like roast beef and ham.
Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno says an Emanuel aide threatened to cut off his access to the mayor if he challenged a key administration appointment. (Sun-Times) Toni Preckwinkle: We’ve lost the war on drugs. (Tribune) After a botched robbery results in the assailant’s death, a family mourns. (Sun-Times)
Imprisoning the innocent has cost Illinois taxpayers $214 million — and counting.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Yet another reason to use GPS, from the Patch site in Wilton, Connecticut: Kristine Marie Rodak, 21, of Garrison, NY , Zachary Seeip, 18, of Wappingers Falls, NY and Colin Budds, 23, of Cortland Manner NY were charged with possession of marijuana of less than 4oz and possession of drug paraphernalia on June 4, according […]
When Robert Palmer wanted to be Talking Heads
Torben Bjorn Hansen Yesterday, I pointed to a Sun-Times story about a federal drug study released this week of illegal drug use by male arrestees in ten cities. I quarreled with the paper’s interchangeable use of “arrestees” and “criminals.” But a bigger shortcoming of the Sun-Times piece was that it ignored important news. The Sun-Times […]
Grad students in design, architecture, and fashion ask, “Where Is Where?”