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  • Getting soaked? Doing the math on the new water plan

     
    My wife, the two teens who still live at home and I send an average of 181 gallons of water a day straight down the drain. We use it first, of course, for all its various and essential purposes. But......
  • Are Boomers a bust?

     
    I was annoyed back in 1987 by a whiny essay in the Chicago Reader headlined "Boomed Out," in which writer Julie Phillips, then a recent college graduate, compalined about the self obsession of members of the Baby Boom generation. You......
  • Son translates 'Saul Alinsky'

     
    ("Saul Alinsky" is) foreign sounding, Russian or Polish or something Middle European. That kind of folks could never be trusted anyway. He's probably Jewish, and we know all about how those Jews are. We're all for Israel, but we don't......
  • The Hottest Geek Guys of Winter [GALLERY]

     
    Late last year I posted my Top Geek Gals of 2011. I wanted to shine a spotlight on the wonderful ladies that fly the geek flag proudly, doing what they can to make the world just a bit geekier. But then a debate broke out on the post over whether one...
  • Speaking of marriage: Sun-Times + Reader = ?

     
    From Sun-Times parent to buy Chicago Reader for $3 million (Crain's Chicago Business): Wrapports LLC, the parent of the Chicago Sun-Times, is poised to purchase the Chicago Reader as soon as next week for about $3 million, according to sources......
  • Blogging myself

     
    A journalism award for enlivening dull assignments by Michael Miner, Chicago Reader.Nothing awakens Chicago’s eager young reporters to the grim realities of the life they’ve chosen like their second Saint Patrick’s Day parade, when...
  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Steve Franklin (Chicago Headline Club), Ben Joravsky (Chicago...
  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award

    Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award
    Congrats to Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel of the Chicago Reader, whose "Key Ingredient" feature (wherein chefs are challenged to create dishes from a selected exotic ingredient) won the Multimedia Food Feature award at the James Beard Foundation Book,...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
  • Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....