I didn’t have a list the last time I went grocery shopping without a mask. It was Saturday, March 14, 2020, and I had booked it down the alley between […]
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Here’s hoping we get the chance to gather there again one day.
The pandemic kept us from celebrating the likes of Lil Durk and King Von the way they should’ve been—on a sweaty dance floor.
I have seen you skimming with wings outspread.
The change of season from winter to spring in Chicago is all about looking forward. We anticipate that, some day in late May, White Man’s Winter (my term for the […]
From Brianna Wellen’s introduction, “Losses and gains: Best of Chicago 2020”: Some business to get out of the way: the reader poll results were determined by you, the readers! If […]
Best of Chicago 2020: Music & Nightlife
Picking up produce and enjoying a Chicago summer
I had trouble finding a mask that conformed to my face at the start of the pandemic. The ones I did have at my disposal at first tended to either […]
A traveling pick-me-up brings comic relief.
“It made people feel like they were helping out a business in the community, and at the same time they were getting a special service that they could rely on.”
The excellent record/vintage clothes shop Wild Prairie is one block from my pad and has been a godsend during quarantine. The small, very-easy-to-distance-within store has always felt safe, often with […]
Will we ever rent shoes again?
It was a bitter cold February day—the kind of day that Chicago is famous for, and the kind of day that makes lifelong residents wonder why they haven’t broken down […]