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The Weekend Desk Report

Oh, UK. We feel you so hard right now.

Market Update
Strong week for Entitled Men. Of course, every week is a strong week for Entitled Men.

Bruce Almighty
Hard to enact structural reforms when the structures can fight back.

Of all Rahm Emanuel's appointees, Garry McCarthy has clearly shown himself to be the most qualified to determine reckless and irresponsible behavior. It's just amazing how Rahm keeps finding just the right person for these sensitive jobs.

Forrest Preserved
You know what? We shouldn't worry about Rahm's ability to fix Chicago's finances. His new chief of staff is bound to have some novel idea of how to raise revenues.

Endangered Species
Finally this week, is there such a thing as an "unlikely Instagram star" anymore?


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Novel.


The Beachwood Radio [News] Hour
Is in pre-production.


The Beachwood Radio [Sports] Hour #50: Vinny Del Thibodeau
Irresistible front office meets immovable coach..

Plus: Back To Blackhawks; The White Sox' Most Unforgivable Sin; Cubs Still Have That New Car Smell; and A Chicago-Area School Will Win The National Men's Volleyball Championship.

Editor's Note: This podcast was recorded a few hours before Friday night's thrilling Bulls victory; our very own Jim "Coach" Coffman was there, however, and I suspect we'll get a first-hand account in SportsMonday.

Also, memo to Deadspin et al.: He didn't call glass.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "After coming out as a trans woman in 2012, lead singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! candidly addressed her experience in the punk band's critically lauded album Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Against Me! joins Jim and Greg for a performance and an honest conversation. Later, a review of the new album from Britpop heroes Blur."


* U.S. Military Personnel Have Been Convicted Of $50 Million Worth Of Crimes In Iraq And Afghanistan.

* Former NIU Frat Members Guilty Of Misdemeanors In Death Of Pledge.

* Chicago's WNBA Team Just Replaced Its Only Female Announcers With Men.

* Obama Chooses Nike Headquarters To Make His Pitch On Trade.

* Guy Carawan Dies At 87; Taught A Generation To Overcome, In Song.


A sampling.







Posted on May 9, 2015

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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