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Beachwood Photo Booth: Bearground

By Helene Smith

New Wave Coffee, Logan Square.

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Posted on June 24, 2016

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Beachwood Photo Booth: Bearground

By Helene Smith
New Wave Coffee, Logan Square.

Posted on June 24, 2016

At The Art Institute | Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry And Ritual Objects

Badass Silver Making, Dresses, Headdresses, Pendants
A panoramic view of fast-disappearing nomadic and tribal cultures.

Posted on June 23, 2016

Chicagoetry: Night Jets

By J.J. Tindall
This highway is like a molten river.

Posted on June 20, 2016

Beachwood Photo Booth: Auto Part Overlords

By Helene Smith
The real rulers.

Posted on June 17, 2016

Exclusive! The Real Reasons Why McDonald's Is Abandoning The Suburbs For The City

Another Beachwood Special Report!
Mayor McCheese lost a bet to Mayor McSleaze.

Posted on June 15, 2016

What Was The Chance Of Ferris Bueller Getting Caught On His Day Off? This Academic Has The Answer

By Martin Archer/The Conversation
But if you are not a rich white kid, the formula changes dramatically and all bets are off.

Posted on June 16, 2016

Brock Turner, The Theater Teacher And Me

So, a few words (okay, maybe more than a few) on Brock Turner, rape, privilege, recovery, and our justice system. Brock Turner, in case you live under a rock, was a rising swimming star at Stanford who chose to sexually...

Posted on June 13, 2016

A Message From Alcoholics Anonymous

A Note Of Thanks And A Request For Continued Cooperation
The principle of anonymity is a basic tenet of our fellowship.

Posted on June 14, 2016

Beachwood Photo Booth: You Are Beautiful

By Helene Smith
"It began simply with 100 stickers in 2002 in Chicago, and has since evolved into block-long murals, public installations, and exhibitions at cultural institutions involving thousands of artists."

Posted on June 10, 2016

Cook County Bird Of The Month: The Great Egret!

By The Forest Preserves Of Cook County
They use their bills as spears.

Posted on June 8, 2016

At The Art Institute | America After The Fall

The Art Wars Of The '30s
Forging a new identity with myriad styles amidst despair.

Posted on June 7, 2016

Beachwood Photo Booth: Greystone Chicago

By Helene Smith
Our answer to brownstones.

Posted on June 3, 2016

U Of C Team Goes Inside ISIS's Looted Antiquities Trade

By Fiona Rose-Greenland/The Conversation
Successful smuggling, like successful looting, requires its own social network.

Posted on June 2, 2016

Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago's Lifeline?
Or the road to hell?

Posted on June 1, 2016

Goodwill Haul: The World's Ugliest - Or Coolest - Chicago Sports TV Tray

By The Nerdy Dad
Almost as cool as a wagon-wheel coffee table.

Posted on May 31, 2016

Beachwood Photo Booth: America, Summer 2016, Part 1

By Helene Smith
Memorial Day weekend at the Meijer's in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Posted on May 27, 2016

MUSIC - The Week In Chicago Rock.
TV - Pie's Brexit.
POLITICS - Fight Rule 41.
SPORTS - Tweeting The Derrick Rose Trade.

BOOKS - Chicago's Guru Of Indian Food.

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