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  • 'November Man' started with Chicago newsman

    'November Man' started with Chicago newsman
    When the Chicago Daily News went out of business in March 1978 and some of its staff merged with its sister paper the Sun-Times, I walked out of that building with three others who no longer had newspaper jobs, and one of them was named Bill Granger.
  • REVIEW: 'Methtacular!' at Theater Wit ★★★

     REVIEW: 'Methtacular!' at Theater Wit ★★★
    Be it a story of sex, booze, cocaine or, in the case of the actor Steven Strafford, crystal methamphetamine, aka the most dangerous drug in the world, the challenge with any personal narrative of addiction is maintaining sympathy for the addict. Hear...

    Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM) Neil Steinberg and I, the Colonial Babies, break it all down with Justin Kaufmann. Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Mick Dumke (Chicago Reader) and Natalie Moore (WBEZ). They discuss the upcoming...

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...

    New book explores history of Chicago's swankiest residence

    New book explores history of Chicago's swankiest residence
    When he was just a boy, which was some time ago, Rick Fizdale would look through the front window of the car his father would drive south on the Outer Drive. Just past the North Avenue exit, that window would fill with a view of the buildings that form...