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The Weekend Desk Report

Despite its flaws, this is emphatically the only Weekend Desk Report written by the Weekend Desk.

Market Update
In case you were wondering, Old America fucking hates New America.

General Betray Us
In the wake of CIA Chief David Petraeus's hasty resignation, we humbly present the Weekend Desk Guide to Affair Euphemisms (2012 revised edition):

1. "I'm managing an extended troop surge."
2. "My dissertation grew into a book."
3. "I'm all in."

What About The CTA Pony?
The RTA announced this week a comprehensive smartphone app that details the myriad ways you can outrun the Red Line.

Squabbling Illini
Could changes be afoot in one of Illinois' least relevant institutions? Even after an appallingly weak early campaign, most analysts say probably not.

End Of Days
Finally this week, which is more indicative of the coming Apocalypse? A) Justin Bieber cheating with a Victoria's Secret model or B) Victoria's Secret itself?


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: All in.


The College Football Report: For entertainment purposes only, including gambling.


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: More magic from Chef Dani.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "John Cale co-founded the Velvet Underground with Lou Reed, but he hasn't been sitting on his laurels. This week, the art rock experimenter is live in the Sound Opinions studio. Plus, Jim and Greg don their paisley shirts for a review of the latest album by Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala."


The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report: CAN TV brings you local, relevant issues from Chicago's neighborhoods and communities. See what's happening around the city in education, the arts, government, cultural events, social services and community activities.

Community Forum: Green Star Movement


Representatives of the Green Star Movement promote their contest for one local organization or school to win a Bricolage mural - an intricate combination of mosaic, sculpture, painting, mirror, and photography.

Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Does Chicago Have Enough Police Officers?


Criminal justice expert panelists including Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project discuss the size of Chicago's police force and weigh the pros and cons of increasing the number of police officers working within the city.

Sunday, November 11 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Chicago Ideas Week: Manifesting Ideas


Speakers present high-energy talks on the power of an idea and what it takes to bring an idea to fruition.

Sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr 30 min


Pamphlet Pandemonium, 1642-2012


Newberry Library President David Spadafora explains the impact and implications of the mass dissemination of printed information in the 17th Century - and how those messages changed as they were spread.

Sunday, November 11 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Maria Mangual Leadership Conference


Keynote speakers at this event hosted by Mujeres Latinas en Accion urge Latinos to get involved in the political process and highlight the successes of Latina women in business and politics.

Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. on CAN TV21
1hr 30 min


Posted on November 10, 2012

MUSIC - Who's Next In Chicago Rap.
TV - Tribune-Nexstar Deal Is Bad News.
POLITICS - Charter Schools Should Talk More About Racism.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Wright Brothers, Wrong Story!

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Hologram Arcade Machines.

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