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The Weekend Desk Report

Here's some stuff from my aborted Friday column, which I didn't finish due to entirely foreseen circumstances.

New on the Beachwood since then . . .

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Dr. Death Crush, Microcosms, VoA, A Flock of Seagulls, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Havok, Tight Phantomz, Sabaton, No Warning, American Nightmare, Romeo Santos, Oh Sees, Sean Green, Moth Cock, Papa Roach, and Julian Kirshner, Matt Murphy & Joe Suihkonenat


The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour: More Flames And Bat Flips
Fixing baseball. Plus: The Boys Of Spring; The Ex-Cub Factor; The White Sox Are Also Participating In Spring Training; The Bulls Are The New White Sox Who Are The New Cubs; Blackhawks Even Sadder This Week Than Last Week; The Bears' Deja Rebuild; and Arch Madness!


TrackNotes: The New Math
"Horseplayers don't have inconsequential mock drafts, it's cash on the barrelhead, one minute to post," writes our man on the rail, Tom Chambers. "Whodoya like? And you'll have your answer in about two minutes. No combines or mandatory voluntaries. Yes, it's a lot of pressure. It's made me wonder if I really do have a problem."


What Does Research The NRA Is Stifling Really Show?
A new report has the answer.


The Scientist And The Forger: Probing A Turbulent Art World
Local angle: a former Art Institute student who later "donated" a fake to the museum.


YouTube Comments Deliver: The Hayley & Snot Affair
Just a cartoon?


On This Day In . . .

2015: The Homan Square Papers.

"I'm confused. First the problem was that it couldn't be happening or our local reporters - who had been told it was happening and passed on the story - would know. Now it's that everyone knows it's happening, but it's not happening at Homan but all over the city. So it's happening everywhere except where the Guardian reported! Therefore, not a story."


2016: Tronc's Top Tribbie.

"Unasked of [new editor Bruce] Dold: Does it trouble you that Michael Ferro dipped into the Sun-Times newsroom when he was the principal owner there and meddled with the paper's political coverage to an extent that highly respected veteran reporter Dave McKinney chose to leave? Does it bother you that veteran Capitol Fax publisher and syndicated political columnist Rich Miller 'was dismissed by the Sun-Times after penning a column critical of Mr. Rauner?' Does it concern you that "Ferro ha[d] been exerting pressure on editors regarding coverage of Rauner?"

The truth: Dold's conversative stewardship of the editorial page got him the editor's job, which is problematic to say the least.


2012: Obama's FOIA Fail.

"Simply empty words."


2012: Selling NATO and the G8.

"'The cost of the event is huge - $30-million in London, $18-million (U.S.) in Pittsburgh, more than $1-billion in Toronto - while the payoff is growing less obvious.'

"As it will in Chicago as well. Elites will love hobnobbing with elites, but the touted economic benefits will evaporate as quickly as they have for any town that's hosted the Olympics. It's part of the prepackaged rhetorical sell job, but it's just not reality. Elites just wanna have fun but they can't say that."


2017: Arby's Introduces Chicago-Style Beef Dip.

"Roast beef on a supper roll."



Have you seen Scabby the Rat around?🐀 He was created in 1990 so the Chicago bricklayer union could make a point. 🚫⚠️ . Scabby has been uglying up the sidewalks throughout the country in front of union-unfriendly businesses since. ✊ . Big Sky Balloons in Plainfield, Illinois, makes Scabby in several sizes, from 6 ft to 25 ft, the most popular being the 12 ft model pictured here. ❤️ . Scabby is in front of Michigan Plaza here but I don't know which of the many businesses they were protesting. . . . . . . #colormechicago #union #rat #inflatable #chicago #chicagogram #chicagoig #chicagoland #chicagolife #chicagoshots #chigram #chitown #choosechicago #enjoyillinois #explorechicago #igchicago #igerschicago #illinois #ilovechicago #insta_chicago #instachicago #likechicago #mychicagopix #chicityshots #chicagopulse #chicagohistory

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La Luz Gallery.



A Stellar Piece Of Reporting Now A Book: A True Story Of Rape In America.


A sampling.

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight is losing $6 million a year more than the Beachwood. Who's the real success?!




The Beachwood Tronc Line: Easy livin'.


Posted on March 4, 2018

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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