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The [Friday] Papers

"The Double Door rock club must eventually vacate the Wicker Park space it has occupied for more than 20 years because management failed to properly notify its landlord last year it wished to extend its lease, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday," the Tribune reports.

"Circuit Court Judge Orville Hambright Jr. asked Double Door management and landlord Brian Strauss to return to court Aug. 4 to determine when the club must leave 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave."

Brian Strauss, you are Today's Worst Person In Chicago.


"Strauss said he has no set plans for a future tenant."

So The Double Door Lofts at Wicker Park Square is just a rumor?


"[Co-owner Sean] Mulroney said he hashed out Double Door's initial agreement with Strauss' father, Harry, over Old Style beers in 1994."

That's when the neighborhood was still real, my friends. Now it's donuts and douchebags.


"Double Door's been a longtime tenant of mine. Its time has come to an end. Now a new future will be coming up," Strauss said. "We never forced 'em out."

No, you just had a judge force them out.


From Wikipedia:

"July 14, 2016 a Judge ruled that Double Door must vacate the premises. Most importantly, the Judge ruled that Brian Strauss hates Rock And Roll."


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The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give
"The United States waterboarded Zubaydah 83 times. According to his statement, he was also hung from hooks, 'shackled to a chair naked in freezing temperatures,' and bombarded with loud noises that kept him awake for days.

"While shackled and being screamed at, he was forced to stand naked in front of a woman. 'When I refused to talk with a woman present, [name blacked out] beat my head against the wall repeatedly.'

"In between waterboarding sessions, he was placed in what he called a 'dog box,' a wooden container that was about 2 1/2 feet long, 2 1/2 feet wide and 2 1/2 feet high.

"'The pain in the small box was unbearable,' he said in his declaration. 'I was hunched over in a contorted way and my back and knees were in excruciating pain. I began slamming my body and shackled arms against the inside and screaming for help and tried to break the door. The wound in my stomach and leg opened up and I started bleeding; yet I didn't care: I would do anything to stretch my leg and back for 1 minute.'

"At night, he was placed in a slightly larger, coffin-like box.

"His interrogators screamed questions and at times he pleaded: 'Tell me what you want me to say, I will say it!' At other times, 'I just said things that were false and that I had no basis to know or believe simply to get relief from the pain.'"

The United States believed he was Al-Qaeda's No. 3. They were horribly wrong. Go read it all.

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: The Julie Ruin, Daylight Robbery, Wolfmother, Schoolboy Q, Post Child, Walrus Attack, Warrior Tribes, Marissa Nadler, Silent Age, Rakta, Femi Kuti, Violent Femmes, and Le Butcherettes.



Rape, Murder, Famine - And $2.1 Million For K Street PR.



A sampling.




The Beachwood Tronc Line: Jonc in the tronc.


Posted on July 15, 2016

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