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  • There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project

    There's reason to celebrate lakefront path project
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...
  • Lorde reigns at Aragon

    Lorde reigns at Aragon
    Surrounded by electric candles Tuesday at the sold-out Aragon, 17-year-old Lorde described a “rite of passage” with her sister and best friend a year ago, and confessed that it terrified her to feel like she was taking an irrevocable step into...
  • Pedestrian bridges leave dots unconnected

    Pedestrian bridges leave dots unconnected
    Maybe you've looked through your windshield at the 35th Street pedestrian bridge, a rickety eyesore that spans South Lake Shore Drive. Rust pockmarks its steel beams. Graffiti is slathered atop its concrete deck and stone pylons. The bridge doesn't just...
  • Quinn out for blood in 1st bout with Rauner

     Quinn out for blood in 1st bout with Rauner
    Watching Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with Republican Bruce Rauner in their first debate late last week before the Illinois Education Association, in the first round of what promises to be a bloody, seven-month political fight, I got a good look at Gov....
  • App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop

    App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop
    Drivers will have the option to park by smartphone in a small part of Chicago's West Loop starting Tuesday using an app to pay for on-street parking, officials will announce Monday. The ParkChicago pilot project, involving 279 parking spaces, will run...
  • Schmich: Well-versed Chicagoans tell us their favorite poems

    Schmich: Well-versed Chicagoans tell us their favorite poems
    I carry poems around in my head at all times, the way you might carry worry beads or an asthma inhaler in your pocket. In my mental pocket, available at a moment's notice for any crisis, is Wislawa Szymborska's "Nothing Twice," which contains the lines:...
  • 'Chicagoisms,' a small gallery stuffed with big architectural ideas

    'Chicagoisms,' a small gallery stuffed with big architectural ideas
    In the wall text of an engaging but uneven new architecture show at the Art Institute, there's an imagined conversation between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and an unnamed adviser. "Sir," the adviser begins, "Chicago is broke. Decades of poor planning have left...
  • 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...
  • Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW

    Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW
    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- It didn't go exactly as planned, but in a way Chance the Rapper's truncated set in the early hours of Wednesday morning affirmed the message that a legion of Chicago heavy hitters tried to impart at the South by Southwest Interactive...
  • Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?

     Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?
    Is it possible to make Mayor Rahm Emanuel even the teeniest bit likable? I desperately want to help him, and I know you do too, because one look at the guy and you know he needs help, but he's too full of pride and arrogance and fear of showing even the...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...