Tag Archives: Chicago

Gunned Down in Chicago: An Eyewitness Report

Gun violence in Chicago represents the greatest political failure of modern American history, and it won’t change anytime soon. Continue reading

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Spring, Again

Ben Tanzer offers up a treatise on purpose. And meaning. And sweat. Continue reading

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I Have Tasted My Father’s Blood…And So My Tongue Begins to Burn

“His life sentence is to glioblastoma multiforme, terminal brain cancer, and yet he defies it over the last seven years with the Nietzschean willpower of a Babylonian god who refuses—won’t do it!—to recognize a world beyond the fertile crescent.” Continue reading

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Living at the Museum

Edward Ainsworth’s elegiac tone poem for Chicago, addiction, Nina Simone, and a banker’s daughter. Continue reading

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Delmark Records 1965

Bob Devine delivers a taste of the mid-sixties Chicago blues scene, from epic nights at Theresa’s to packing records in a basement with some of the greatest blues musicians who ever lived. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens

In this recurring feature, Greg Olear offers an analysis of the sublime seventh track on Illinoise. Continue reading

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