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Urbs in Horto : City in a Garden

When people think of Chicago they think big city, historic architecture, traffic jams, and hot dogs.  But there is another side of the city that the locals know well, but outsiders may not be aware of.  I am speaking of … Continue reading

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Lorne Michaels Makes Annual Pilgrimage to Chicago

Saturday Night Live co-creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels made his annual visit to Chicago to scope out the scene and possibly hijack some local talent for his little-known TV show which is currently in its 35th year on NBC. … Continue reading

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Unique Views of Chicago

What can one say about art?  Especially when the writer is also the artist.  So I will let my new series of Chicago collages speak for themselves.  I created these pieces as a way to communicate more about various aspects … Continue reading

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“Mommy, he said a dirty word!”

Fulfilling its mission to be subversive in language and theme, The Annoyance Theatre has done it again.  It’s latest incarnation, “The Swear Jar,” is an equal-opportunity offender.  During the 90-minute show, audience members are serenaded with the “A” word, both … Continue reading

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The Absolute Last Sports Post, I Promise

Unless you are hiking the Appalachian Trail, you have probably heard that the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup Finals last night.  People were out in the streets in Chicago celebrating; Wrigleyville and Division Street were a sea of revelers, tens … Continue reading

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News Leak

Everyone is doing their part to show their support for the gulf oil cleanup or perhaps their disgust for BP.  A minor league baseball team in Florida in their zeal to protest anything even remotely related to BP has changed … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Here Parlez-vous Francais?

It’s been a week with a lot of French overtones.  My neighbor’s estranged sister decided to visit her brother after a 20 year hiatus.  He’s not really sure why she became estranged from the family, or why she chose to … Continue reading

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Cold Steel on Ice

Before I begin, I should put out a caveat that I will be discussing sports for the next several paragraphs.  Please don’t think that this will become a trend, rather a one-off diversion, a temporary fork in the road.  After … Continue reading

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The Modern Wing: A New Work of Art

This week is the one year anniversary of the Modern Wing of the venerable Chicago Art Institute.  By all accounts, the new addition has been an unquestionable success.  Almost two million visitors will pay homage to the likes of Picasso, … Continue reading

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Seven rainy days in May

Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.  Was that Shakespeare? Or Willard Scott?  Well, I AM gonna do something about it.   Not exactly sure what that is, however.  I am familiar with some very … Continue reading

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