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  • Behold: The burger goes humble

    Behold: The burger goes humble
    Patty's Diner "1/2 Pound Cheeseburger" $6.95Anywhere else, telling customers "we don't have a microwave" might bear the whiff of pretense, but never here. They don't have a microwave, yes. They don't have much decor either. The plants droop over....
  • What's the stupidest thing Daley has ever said?

    One of the great debates in American politics can be summed up with this question: What's the stupidest thing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has ever said? One of my all-time favorites is when he threatened to take his pants off to prove his political...
  • Blagoje-who?

    Blagoje-who?
    One prospective juror for the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich said her familiarity with the former governor was limited to TV wisecracks she heard from Jay Leno. "He was a joke or something," the woman said. Another potential juror is a labor...
  • Remembering Los Angeles as a hotbed of alt-weekly comics

    Remembering Los Angeles as a hotbed of alt-weekly comics
    In the early 1980s, comics were as much a part of Los Angeles alternative culture scene as independent film and punk rock. That's gone now, but here, comics historian Ben Schwartz takes a look back. None of them knew each other. They saw one another's...
  • The buck stops here

    The buck stops here
    Growing up in Highland Park, Ted Fishman would write radio scripts and hand them out to the other kids on the snow mounds. As a college student, he studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates. But Fishman, author of the best-seller "China, Inc.,"...
  • "It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved" by Fay Vincent

    "It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved" by Fay Vincent
    "It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved" By Fay Vincent Simon & Schuster, 301 pages, $25.00 "It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts" is former commissioner Fay Vincent's fourth...
  • Two Florida restaurants included in 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees

     
    The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries, taking place May 2 and 3, 2010 in New...
  • Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen sues makers of behind-the-scenes documentary 'Fix'

     
    Al Jourgensen speaks out on lawsuit against "Fix" documentary filmmakers...
  • Arcade Fire to sing at Cubs game

     
    Chicagoist has a hilariously titled post called “Arcade Fire Bring Tears to Bros' Eyes Saturday By Singing Especially Wistful Seventh Inning Stretch.” Despite the silly title, the main point is true: Now that they've won an album of the year...
  • Diana Kennedy, "Top Chef" top James Beard awards

     
    Diana Kennedy’s “Oaxaca al Gusto” was the best cookbook of the year according to the James Beard Foundation, at “Top Chef” was the best food television show. The awards were announced Friday night at Espace in New York. The...
  • Tragic update to el platform shooting story

     
    In Chicago cop who fatally shot a man in the head on a CTA train platform is found dead, and suicide is suspected we read that-- Alvin Weems, 51, was found dead at his home in the 4900 block of......