Whenever possible Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot like to get out of the studio to spread their rock gospel across the city. This Thursday night at 7 they do it at the Music Box Theatre with a special screening of the Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter.
The general consensus at the water cooler this morning was that last night's Emmy Awards ceremony was really boring. As we told you, the This American Life TV crew grabbed 2 awards, at the Creative Emmys last week. Ira's acceptance speech was, of course, charming and quick.
There's an interesting piece on nytimes.com about a photographer's access on the campaign trail. Staff photographer Stephen Crowley shares some pics and then grabs the mic to give some back story on the photos.
Back in 2001, Chicago writer and Eight Forty-Eight contributor Amy Krouse Rosenthal had an idea for a show. Well, a show-within-a-show called Writers Block Party. Her idea was to host a segment that showcased local writers, performers and musicians.