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The [Thursday] Papers

Well, I've stuck to my promise/threat to take a week off from the column, but I wanted to point out all the great stuff we've still featured on the site the last few days, so here goes.

* Meet Chicago's Etch A Sketch Princess.

You, Jane Labowitch, are ridiculous.

* The ABA & China, Pilsen Big In Japan & The American Intellect.

In Local Book Notes.

* How To Beat The Casino.

Combining card counting and basic strategy can help a player convert the (long-term) house edge from 2.7% in favor of the casino to about a 1% advantage to the player.

* Obama Still Allowing Federally Funded Charities To Discriminate.

Broken campaign pledge No. 1,001.

* Donald Day-Glo Fuck-Nugget Trump.

The agony of choice.

* Killers & Car Salesmen.

In Local Music Notebook.

* How Milwaukee Landlords Avoid Taxes.

One of them has a second job: Playing in the NBA.

* Fantasy Fix: Often Running.

SBs in the post-Dee Gordon era.

* Are We Ready To Raise Taxes On The Rich? History Says No.

Why? Drones.

* At The Museum Of Science & Industry: DARPA!

Check out the robot dog, people.

* Keep The Grammar Police Away From Our Children.

Do not let them inflict that bullshit on our kids.

* Syrian Father And Son Tripped By Journo In Viral Video Find Refuge In Spanish Soccer.

Photos, y'all.

* How Safe Is Your Data In The Sharing Economy?

A report on who has your back - and who doesn't.

* The Weekend In Chicago Rock.

Featuring: Eric Bachmann, ZHU, Teen Suicide, mewithoutYou, Bob Mould, Tori Kelly, Night Ranger, Ellie Goulding, and Rotten Mouth.

* Prosecutor Targets Commerzbank For Deals That Dodge German Taxes.

U.S. banks help screw citizens in other countries too.

* Busting Dusty.

In The Cub Factor.

* The Color Of Money.

In The White Sox Report.

* Maddon Moves In Mysterious Ways.

In SportsMonday.


Is there a more interesting website in the world? Perhaps!


I edit everything. Every. Damn. Thing.


Of course, I've been active on Twitter and Facebook this week too. I'm not going to embed anything today, you'll just have to check out those streams yourself.


Am I getting everything done I need to in lieu of writing the column this week? Hardly. It's barely making a difference. I'm at a loss. Also: I need a million dollars. Willing to take just half up front.


The Beachwood Tip Line: Now with drive-thru window.


Posted on May 12, 2016

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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