Story | Oct 22, 2014 | 12:05 PM
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Story | Jan 8, 2015 | 10:00 PMLong after the news outlets had stopped talking about the failure of the Great Chicago Fire Festival to deliver its marquee moment, the ignition of the houses floating in the middle of the Chicago River, I continued to wake with a start. I had left tens of thousands of people standing in wait for a climactic event that never materialized. I had involved thousands in the invention of an event whose highly promoted conclusion fizzled. Literally. A failure to ignite the flame.
Story | Oct 13, 2014 | 5:12 PM
Story | Oct 10, 2014 | 9:18 AM
The Great Chicago Fire Festival was in the worst possible taste. It was a disaster — painful and long lasting. Is the Eastland disaster the next festival they'll come up with? Think of the suffering that incident evoked. Shame on the city...
Column | Oct 9, 2014 | 8:19 AM