Chicago - Sep. 24, 2018
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
Must-See TV
Army Of Darkness
5 p.m.
A discount-store employee is time-warped to a medieval castle, where he is the foretold savior who can dispel the evil there. Unfortunately, he screws up and releases an army of skeletons. (
Weather Derby
Tribune: 51/37
Sun-Times: Ferro/McKinney
Weather Channel: 44/41
Ntl Weather Service: 54/43
BWM*: 82/12
Beachwood Bookmarks
K-Tel Classics
WKRP in Cincinnati
So You've Decided To Be Evil
St. Paul Saints
Nye's Polonaise Room
The Arcata Eye
Roadside USA
This Day In . . .
Onion History
Weird Al History
Baseball History
Beachwood History
History History
Spy Magazine History
#OnThisDate History
Under Suspicion
Find Your Towed Car
Cable TV Complaints
Freedom of Information
The Expired Meter
The Mob & Friends
Stolen Bike Registry
O'Hare Music Tracker
Report Corruption (city)
Report Corruption (state)
Scoundrels, State
Scoundrels, Federal
The Odds
Random Flight Tracker
Casting Calls
Cosmic Log
Buy Stamps
Beachwood Blogroll
A Handy List
Beachwood Ethics Statement
How We Roll
Today's Horoscope
Liberties will be taken.
Do We Sudoku?
No, but we do do moose stuff, and that can be anything you want it to be. Except Sudoku.
Losing Lottery Numbers
8, 25, 39
Daily Affirmation
I am open and receptive to new avenues of income. (
Knowing that a person may be unwittingly in danger of an assault imposes a moral duty to warn them.
Now Playing
Psychodrama/Marshall Law
Letters to the Editors
Tip Line
"The Papers" archive
Beachwood Link Buttons
Media Kit/Advertising

The [Tuesday] Papers

"With their bats in a deep slump," the Sun-Times explains on its front page today, "the White Sox needed a 'slump-buster' - a gimmick baseball players use to change their fortunes. Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said players have 'burned bats, kissed bats, slept with their bats, blessed their bats, you name it.' This time, the Sox placed bats around two blow-up sex dolls with a sign that read 'You've got to push.'"

Let's just be clear about what a slump-buster is:

- Via Urban Dictionary.

- Slump Buster Trucker Hat.

- Slump Buster Store.

That's Ozzie
Ozzie Guillen defended his players saying "Everyone in the clubhouse, 100 percent of the people in the clubhouse, they are 18 years old."

Including the manager.

Those are the odds that the governor will actually deliver on his $150 million anti-violence package. After all, past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.

The Daley Show
What is there left to say about Richard M. Daley? The ironies of his complaints about a new coalition of those opposed to moving the Children's Museum to Grant Park are so blindingly obvious that I can't even work up any enthusiasm about pointing them out.

Long live the Spindle?

CeaseFire Power
Alex Kotlowitz wrote a mostly glowing cover story about Gary Slutkin and his CeaseFire project for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, but the word I've been hearing is that it's effectiveness - and money management - is much more suspect than the great media that seems to follow it around.

I'm waiting (hoping) for my friend Tracy Jake Siska to weigh in over at Chicago Justice, but in the meantime, he's written a compelling post about the violence in our fair city. Among the highlights:

"I would love to say that we have free access to crime statistics to determine how this seemingly outrageous rash of violence is different then we have experienced over the last several years."


"The situation that the citizens of Chicago and its police department find themselves in is not unique."


"What we must guard against is using our police force for missions they cannot possible complete. The CPD was never designed to prevent violence; the CPD is a reactionary tool and it is beyond their capabilities to be a preventive force as currently designed."


"The criminal justice system in Chicago and Cook County is wholly incapable of dealing with these sociological problems. Our response to these crimes must be centered on long-term sociological cures and not political expediencies. Without redress the continued joblessness and lack of education will only fester and motivate replication of these crimes for years to come."


"Even if the CPD is able to repress violence, they are not curing any social realities that are the root cause. We are continually stuck in a circle of violence and repression caused by gangs and our criminal justice system. Policy makers need to have the courage and change course from the doomed one we cannot find the strength to turn off of."

Kid List
Where would the Children's Museum rank among Chicago's best underground children's attractions? Find out!

Mighty Mice
"WGN didn't lead off last night's 9 p.m. newscast with more Clinton/Obama drama," Chicagoist notes. "Instead, they started the newscast with Jackie Bange's discovery of an advanced rodent civilization in Terminal 1, Concourse C of O'Hare Airport."

Bye Bye Benson
The Cedric Benson Drunkenness Metric.

Of course, if he was as good as Lance Briggs . . .


Hey, these guys are all 18 years old.

Where Have You Gone P.J. Soles?

Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis will be on hand this Friday at the Music Box for a special presentation of Roger Corman's Rock 'n' Roll High School. Mary Woronov, who played the principal, Miss Togar, will also be there. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8. You can buy tickets here.

The Beachwood Tip Line: Have some kicks.


Posted on May 6, 2008

MUSIC - Christgau Loves Chicago Neonatologist.
TV - Amazon & The Way Of The World.
POLITICS - The Political Odds.
SPORTS - Another Week Of Trubisky Analysis.

BOOKS - Writers Under Surveillance.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Original Warrior.

Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter

Beachwood Radio!

Ask Me Anything!