February 10th might have been Chicago's day of infamy--the date remembered for the greatest mass murder in our history.The year was 1916. George Mundelein had just arrived in Chicago to take charge of the Catholic archdiocese. At 43 he was young for an archbishop.
On this week's Global Notes, Jerome and Tony Sarabia listen to cuts from Brazilian artist Gal Costa's latest labum, Recanto. A veteran of Brazil's Tropicalismo music scene, Costa records songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Listen to John Schmidt talk about street names on Eight Forty-Eight Every so often, you'll hear a visitor to our city ask for directions to Madison Avenue. This will make a true Chicagoan's blood boil.
This morning the Associated Press reported on the death of Los Angeles-based radio producer and director Yuri Rasovsky, who died on January 18 at age 67 of esophageal cancer. He was a smoker, at least during his younger days here in Chicago, and perhaps it caught up with him.
Last week, I shared my Super dilemma.In short: Have a chance to go to the Super Bowl. Sit alone. Nosebleed seats. Dilemma: Promised son, 6, I'd watch with him. One more detail: I grew up in New England.
Unless you are a Norwegian bachelor farmer or a thrill-seeking foodie, you probably have not eaten lutefisk.That’s because this traditional Scandinavian delicacy made from dried cod regularly makes it onto the “most disgusting eats” lists of gourmands and food bloggers alike.
Written and directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the film A Separation is the early front-runner for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.The film has already won big at the Berlin International Film Festival, snagging the Golden Bear for Best Film -- a first for an Iranian