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Chicago's Guru Of Indian Food

And Chess Freak

"Before I met Colleen Taylor Sen in Chicago in May, she shared with me several lunch options, but I knew I had to have a sub-continental meal with her, for she is without doubt the most diligent chronicler of the culinary history of our part of the world than anyone else before and after the late KT Achaya," Sourish Bhattacharyya writes for the Daily Mail.

"On Colleen's suggestion, we had lunch at Mishthan, a Bangladeshi restaurant on Devon Avenue (Chicago's Little India), which seemed far more appetizing than the competition.

"We were joined by her husband, Ashish Sen, an acclaimed authority on transportation statistics and an influential Democrat who has served the Clinton administration and is now the vice-chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority."

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Posted on June 23, 2016

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Local Book Notes: Someone Please Have Sex With This Talented Young Woman

Plus: Martellus Bennett's Black Kid Adventures
And: Chicago's New Negro Artists & Egypt's Urban Planners.

Posted on June 20, 2016

Chicago's Guru Of Indian Food

And Chess Freak
Feasts and fasts.

Posted on June 23, 2016

Chicago CAKE 2016

'An All-Consuming Fire Of Comics Power'
'Due to an unforeseen event called people spending $ like crazy, we're almost out of comics. Records set today.'

Posted on June 13, 2016

Junk: The Book That Launched The Young Adult Novel

By Gillian James/The Conversation
A book about drug addiction and prostitution aimed at "young adults" was then a very daring thing, and many thought that this was a book that was simply too depressing for the market and would languish on library shelves.

Posted on June 10, 2016

Local Book Notes: Ghost Cities & Urban Obsolescence

Plus: Meet The Chicago 9-Year-Old Loved In Prague
Plus: Crowd-sourcing a novel about a Chicago school.

Posted on June 7, 2016

On The Maligning Of 'Professor Obama' In Mitch McConnell's Memoir

By Steve Rhodes
"Almost without exception, President Obama begins serious policy discussions by explaining why everyone else is wrong."

Posted on June 2, 2016

Rediscovering The Chicago Woman Proclaimed As "The First Negro Novelist"

By Gretchen Gerzina/The Conversation
The reason for True Love's disappearance might be simple: it takes place in England, a place Farro probably never visited, and all of its characters are white.

Posted on May 26, 2016

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