The Art Institute of Chicago chooses acting president Douglas Druick for its top job.
Tag: Vol. 40 No. 48
Issue of Aug. 18 – 24, 2011
Fashion and shopping events
A new shopping festival kicks off, wearable art on the south side, and luxe threads for the kids.
Lunchtime today: Chicago Dancing Festival
Chicago Dancing Festival lunchtime program — free, today
Mick Dumke bares almost all in an interview with Jack Silverstein
For everything you need to know about my man — the great Mick Dumke — you got to read this.
Jerry Leiber, 1933-2011
The great rock ‘n’ roll lyricist died Monday at age 78.
“Saggy pants under assault”
Lynwood’s ban on sagging pants.
The Mayors’ first 100 days
Anita and Donald Mayor report to family on their first 100 days of marriage.
New Girls song about girls
NPR gives another preview of the band’s second album
Artist Jeff Zimmerman’s Oak Street Beach mural
Jude Appleby has posted video of artist Jeff Zimmerman working on his Oak Street Beach mural titled “You Know What You Should Do.” It’s pretty cool. Check it out after the jump:
Neon Marshmallow expands to New York
Chicago’s Neon Marshmallow Festival expands to New York in October, with a lineup that includes Rhys Chatham, Phill Niblock, Tim Hecker, Grouper, and Loren Connors.
If twitter was a virus, we’d be hysterical
Pew says number of Twitter users has increased by more than 60 percent in six months
Lyric Opera’s new AGMA contract includes a paycut
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new AGMA contract calls for 5 percent cut in base salaries
Is our economy ailing from too much government, or not enough? Two prominent Republicans disagree
Government should take a seat on the bench, says a leading Republican congressman. Government should step up to the plate, says a leading Republican financier.
Spinning music, not just writing about it
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week I’ll be playing records, not just reviewing them.