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  • Is this the twilight of blues music?

    Is this the twilight of blues music?
    They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
  • 'A Clown Car Named Desire' ★★★★

    'A Clown Car Named Desire' ★★★★
    "I see people out front," observes the sad-eyed man at the Second City e.t.c., "just crying." And the locale of this carefully observed locus of human misery? A closed Chicago school? A funeral home? City Hall? Nope — Aldi. Crying at what? The...
  • Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.

    Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.
    Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
  • Plano capitalizes on 'Man of Steel' with Superman-themed festival

    Plano capitalizes on 'Man of Steel' with Superman-themed festival
    You don't have to look very hard in Plano to find traces of the Superman reboot that filmed in the western suburb last summer. Plano, which doubled as the fictional town of Smallville in the upcoming “Man of Steel,” has yet to take down the...
  • Chicago stand-ins steal revenue but not thunder in new 'Dark Knight Rises'

    Chicago stand-ins steal revenue but not thunder in new 'Dark Knight Rises'
    “The Dark Knight Rises” has already been a blessing for Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., two non-traditional film locations that replaced Chicago as Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film. The superhero movie, in...
  • John Kass: Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather

    Nice tan, Mr. Mayor! You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold. But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
  • Does Chicago 'value' anti-Catholic gimmicks?

     Does Chicago 'value' anti-Catholic gimmicks?
    Just as I was thinking about getting a great, thick, juicy burger — but one without any condiments that mock the sacred Christian sacrament of Holy Communion — a truly weird thing happened: A fried chicken sandwich came to mind. Yes, I...
  • Dominick's closings will mean more than empty storefronts

    Dominick's closings will mean more than empty storefronts
    The news that 72 Dominick's supermarkets are going out of business in the Chicago area is, to some, purely a business story. But this one is about more than spreadsheets and accounting programs. I grew up in the grocery business. I've seen the promise...
  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • Mayor Antoinette, don't give us no cheesecake

    Mayor Antoinette, don't give us no cheesecake
    Rahm Emanuel, the beloved mayor of Chicago, has a problem. He's beloved by the national media, by uber-wealthy Democrats on the coasts, by reporters he served with leaks and tips in New York and Washington, and by his loyal straight man Jimmy Fallon....
  • Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage
    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades — as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...