Flickr group member Curtis Locke (aka find a city to live in) is doing a very nice photo study of old news stands around the city. Here are his thoughts on the project:
These small, modest news huts, hand-built and often covered
with asphalt roofing shingles, are curious and yet
In public radio we love a good "Talk Like a..." holiday. Just take a gander at all the stories on NPR.org about Talk Like a Pirate Day. Today Chicago is holding it's first Talk Like Shakespeare Day and we are all over it.
At the Bulls' press conference honoring Derrick Rose for winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award, one reporter asked the 20 year old how he avoids distractions while living large in his hometown. He replied saying that's why he lives in Deerfield- nothing happens there! Listen for yourself: audio
If you've never visited Navy Pier in the late winter/early spring you may not know about the fishing subculture that thrives along the north side of the access road. Some days when the ice is just starting to melt, I'll arrive for work to find 20-30 people already fishing.
There's nothing that raises the hackles of Chicagoans like changing the name of a landmark that gives us civic pride. In the wake of the latest victim of corporate naming schemes, we figured it's time to decide on the worst name change in Chicago's history.
In Chicago Andrew Bird has been selling out concerts for years, but today it seems the rest of the country has caught up with us- his new album Noble Beast debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Album chart.