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The Weekend Desk Report

Everything will return Monday!


ICYMI From Friday
* Beachwood Photo Booth: Alco Dude.

European craftsmanship.

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #63: Maddon's Mojo.

Cubs manager moves in mysterious ways. Plus: Mediocre Media Moralizers; White Sox SNAFU; Bears' Foxhole; The Chicago Fire Did Something This Week; Jimmy Butler > Derrick Rose; The Return Of Epiphanny Prince; A Beer Note; and We Already Miss You, Junior Lake.

* American Pimp, Born In Chicago.

In Local Book Notes. Plus: Buckley, Mailer & Schultz; Batman, Superman & Nobleman; How To Rip Off A Drug Dealer; and Empire Maker?

* Me & 'Mobster Cop.'

So it turns out I practically narrated a great deal of this show, which you can find on Investigations Discovery (ID) or purchase from YouTube for $1.99. My line about the dude having a Burt Reynolds mustache made it in, as well as such classics as "Take your cut - that's what Chicago's always been about."

* The Week In Chicago Rock.

Featuring: The Kills, Martin $ky, ASAP Mob, Roy French, Watsky, Todd Rundgren, The Vamps, Justin Townes Earle, Tokio Hotel, Jasta, Coal Chamber, A Skylit Drive, Fear Factory, Lil Tits, and Georgia O'Queefe.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Television has entered its Golden Age and music is playing an essential role. Jim and Greg examine the evolving use of music in commercials and TV shows from Mad Men to Empire to The Voice."


* Jon Stewart's Best Moment Wasn't On The Daily Show - It Was The Day He Eviscerated CNN.

* Naperville Starbucks Denied Liquor License.

* I'm Voting For This Guy.

* Report: Hundreds Of Civilians Killed By U.S.-Led Bombing Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria.

Pentagon says two - maybe.

* Chicago Is A Polka Town.


A sampling.


Note: This has nothing to do with Patrick Kane, for godsakes.



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Posted on August 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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