WBEZ | Andersonville http://www.wbez.org/tags/andersonville Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A trip to the Pleasure Palace: Why Chicago needs bathhouses for women http://www.wbez.org/blogs/nico-lang/2013-05/trip-pleasure-palace-why-chicago-needs-bathhouses-women-107151 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/28382_118595761501142_2202481_n.jpg" style="height: 208px; width: 300px; float: left;" title="Cassandra Avenatti attends Queerer Park event in 2010. (A/S/L Media/Leon Andrew Hensley)" />If you are a gay man looking to go out in Chicago on a Saturday night, a spider web of events spin out from Boystown. Lakeview has Sidetrack and Spin. Rogers Park offers Mayne Stage and Jackhammer. Edgewater boasts Big Chicks and the Granville Anvil. If you&rsquo;re downtown, check out Second Story and the aptly named Downtown Bar. The South Side offers Jeffery Pub, Club Escape and InnExile.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">But where are the lesbian spaces? In recent years, many queer and lesbi-friendly bars have closed up shop in Chicago, including T&rsquo;s, which abruptly announced closure in March. Many Andersonville residents were shocked, as the bar was one of the last remnants of &quot;<a href="http://www.dykediva.com/columnists/clare_andersonville.php" target="_blank">Girls&rsquo; Town</a>,&quot; the neighborhood carved out during the late &#39;80s and &#39;90s.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Chicago&rsquo;s last full-time lesbian bar went under in 2009. Last month, West Hollywood&rsquo;s The Palms shut down after 50 years of business and the West Village&rsquo;s Rubyfruit Bar and Grille <a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E04E6DB1439F937A35754C0A96E9C8B63" target="_blank">closed in 2008</a>. When Michigan&rsquo;s The Chrome Cat settled its tabs one last time, it was one of the last lesbian bars in <a href="http://www.mlive.com/living/index.ssf/2011/04/chrome_cat_in_lansing_one_of_m.html" target="_blank">the whole state</a>. The site <a href="http://lostwomynsspace.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Lost Womyn&rsquo;s Space</a> tracks the disappearance of lesbian spaces across the country, a graveyard of empty buildings and lost histories.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">T&rsquo;s closure forced <em>AfterEllen</em> editor <a href="http://www.afterellen.com/people/are-lesbian-bars-going-extinct" target="_blank">Trish Bendix</a> to ask what many were thinking, &ldquo;Is this the end of an era?&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">There is certainly a &ldquo;<a href="http://femmesdelaville.tumblr.com/post/46770599323/ts-is-gone-why-should-i-stay" target="_blank">gaping hole</a>&rdquo; where the scene used to be. Like many formerly lesbian-centric neighborhoods, Andersonville is increasingly gay male and yuppie-dominated.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Formerly lady friendly bars The Closet and Big Chicks have seen an influx of male clientele crowd out the womenfolk, although Big Chicks offers nights to give feminine and queer-identified folks an inclusive space to dance and feel safe.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Doll House and Joie de Vine offer lady-centric events for queer Chicagoans, and inclusive events like Slo Mo and Chances Dances create programming for folks across gender expressions and sexualities.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Rogers Park&rsquo;s Parlour may go the furthest, The queer bar offers events ranging from hip-hop nights to events for lipstick femmes.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">In an interview with <em><a href="http://thelstop.org/2012/01/the-women-behind-parlour/" target="_blank">The L Stop</a></em>, Parlour co-owner Jennifer Murphy stated that her goal is to &ldquo;impact [not just] the lesbian community but the GLBT community as a whole.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">As a response to the transphobia and marginalization reported in spaces like the Michigan Womyn&rsquo;s Festival, Murphy hopes to rethink female space.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;It has been our intention not to create boundaries within genders and sexuality,&rdquo; Murphy said. &ldquo;Parlour is here to explore and open minds to new and exciting experiences.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Slo Mo&rsquo;s Kristen Kaza argued that roller derby leagues, meetup events and concerts have taken the place of the traditional bar scene.&nbsp; Kaza <a href="http://www.timeoutchicago.com/restaurants-bars/74870/where-the-girls-are" target="_blank">told <em>Time Out Chicago</em></a> that bars aren&rsquo;t as &ldquo;relevant&rdquo; for modern women as they were their queer predecessors or the same way they are men.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;Gay male bars receive significantly higher traffic because the men are usually there for the main purpose of meeting and possibly hooking up, and gay women often need an additional, or just alternative, motivation,&rdquo; she said.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Cassandra Avenatti, an influential organizer cited as one of <em>The L Stop</em>&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://thelstop.org/2013/03/top-ten-chicago-lesbians-to-look-out-for-in-2013-2/" target="_blank">lesbians to watch out for</a>,&rdquo; argued that changing views on LGBT folks might be a factor in lesbian bars&rsquo; relevance too.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;With the increased acceptance of queerness in mainstream culture, some queer folks might feel less compelled to frequent gay social spaces,&rdquo; Avenatti said. &ldquo;There may be less of a feeling of necessity or urgency around queer bars.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">In a piece published last month on <em>The L Stop</em>, Avenatti argued that while queer women have been more active in the public sphere as organizers and activists, the lack of community spaces for women has moved female sex into the margins.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Avenatti said, &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t count how many times I&rsquo;ve been asked [...], &ldquo;What do women do in bed?&rsquo;&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Avenatti said terms like &ldquo;lesbian bed death&rdquo; give folks the mistaken impression that women &ldquo;hold hands and talk about puppies.&quot;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">She worries that even health providers have a profound lack of knowledge when it comes to lesbian intercourse, often feeling they don&rsquo;t have to address safer sex practices with queer female patients.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;If health care providers have little to no knowledge about the ways in which queer women have sex, they cannot appropriately counsel women on risk reduction,&rdquo; she said.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Women who have sex with women (WSW) are <a href="http://std.about.com/od/stdsspecificcommunities/a/lesbiansafesex.htm" target="_blank">at risk of STDs</a>, and although some resources exist, there isn&rsquo;t the same community solidarity around sexual health issues there is for gay men. According to Avenatti, questions on &ldquo;women&rsquo;s sexual health practices have remained largely unaddressed.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Avenatti argues more sex websites or bathhouses in the community could improve the conversation on female sex.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">For gay men, websites like Grindr and Scruff allow users to connect with each other in a space that allows them to express their sexuality. But among queer women, Avenatti said&nbsp; &ldquo;the pervading idea [is] that if you are interested in casual or anonymous sex, you are that kind of girl.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;Many women are socialized to view their sexual desire (and bodies) as negative or dangerous, and are instructed to keep their longing private, suppressed,&rdquo; Avenatti said. &ldquo;We are not allowed space to unapologetically explore our needs and claim sexual liberty, and many of us have internalized a degree of shame about our sexuality and our bodies.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">A first step to change that? Avenatti believes women need a bathhouse for public sex.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">For the past two decades, a bathhouse for queer women and transfolks has operated in Toronto&rsquo;s gayborhood, <a href="http://contests.eyeweekly.com/eye/issue/issue_12.10.98/music/CCbruce10.php" target="_blank">known as</a> the &ldquo;bathhouse capital of the world.&rdquo; Called the Pleasure Palace (or &ldquo;Pussy Palace&rdquo;), organizers <a href="http://www.academia.edu/579384/Reclaiming_raunch_Spatializing_queer_identities_at_Toronto_womens_bathhouse_events" target="_blank">saw the event</a> as a way to address the dearth of opportunities for &ldquo;women to develop a sexual imagination, literature, techniques, art or knowledge.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">In a study of the Pleasure Palace, Catherine Nash and Alison Bain argue it&rsquo;s about more than sex.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;The bathhouse is more than just a building, a space or an &lsquo;event&rsquo;. It can be interpreted as a sexual sanctuary, a safe-haven, a second-home to some, a hiding place to others,&rdquo; they wrote.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Similar <a href="http://older.unews.ca/story/item/shedogs-bathhouse-an-experiment-in-loving-our-bodies/" target="_blank">events in Halifax</a>, like She Dogs, offer female attendees workshops on sex practices including how-to demonstrations.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Gay male bathhouses often act as spaces of exclusion, throwing out trans visitors if patrons complain. Pleasure Palace has a zero tolerance policy for transphobia, and Avenatti feels that is crucial to its success.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;Many of the &lsquo;women only&rsquo; spaces that exist have organizers that define what they feel a woman is and allow attendance only by those who fit their definition,&rdquo; Avenatti said. &ldquo;A queer women&rsquo;s bathhouse event [should] be open to anyone who [identifies] as a woman, period.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Although many in the queer community feel that female-centric spaces affirm the binary, dismissing those who don&rsquo;t fit the ricategories, Avenatti &ldquo;wholeheartedly&rdquo; disagrees.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;Women-positive, women-centric spaces can be incredibly powerful and healing,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Spaces in which women, all women, can finally exhale, not worry about street harassment and other gender-based violence and exist in a space that affirms their experiences are essential.&rdquo;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">As female spaces rapidly disappear, Avenatti believes that these kinds of experiences for women are as &ldquo;important and relevant&rdquo; as ever. She said she would love to see a Pleasure Palace event spring up in Chicago as a way to celebrate a new era of sex-positive community building by giving folks a safe space to explore and challenge sexuality.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&ldquo;I have had incredibly positive experiences with public spaces where nudity was required, like saunas,&rdquo; Avenatti said. &ldquo;Being in spaces where people did not react to nakedness or the thousand different, beautifully strange bodies was so life and body-affirming. I want everyone to have the opportunity to feel this way.&quot;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>Nico Lang writes about LGBTQ life in Chicago. You can find Nico on<a href="http://www.facebook.com/nicorlang"> Facebook</a>,<a href="http://www.twitter.com/nico_lang"> Twitter</a> and<a href="http://achatwithnicolang.tumblr.com"> Tumblr</a>.</em></div></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/nico-lang/2013-05/trip-pleasure-palace-why-chicago-needs-bathhouses-women-107151 Taxidermy thrives on city's North Side http://www.wbez.org/content/taxidermy-thrives-citys-north-side <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-14/wooly mammoth 014.JPG" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-14/wooly mammoth 019.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="(WBEZ/Tony Sarabia)"></p><p>WBEZ's Tony Sarabia introduced <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to some furry creatures that were past their prime, so to speak. Taxidermic creatures are at the core of perhaps one of the strangest shops in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood on the city’s far North Side.</p><p>Sarabia shared an audio postcard of <a href="http://www.facebook.com/woollymammothchicago" target="_blank">Woolly Mammoth Antiques, Oddities and Resale</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-14/wooly mammoth 014.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 749px;" title="(WBEZ/Tony Sarabia)"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-14/wooly mammoth 016.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="(WBEZ/Tony Sarabia)"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-14/wooly mammoth 012.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="(WBEZ/Tony Sarabia)"></p></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/content/taxidermy-thrives-citys-north-side Daily Rehearsal: Jeff Award nominations are out http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-08-31/daily-rehearsal-jeff-award-nominations-are-out-91314 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-August/2011-08-31/jeff_awards[1].jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. <a href="http://www.jeffawards.org/Nominees/recipients_n.cfm">Jeff Awards' nominations</a> were announced</strong></span></span>. I'm not going to rundown all of them, because you can <a href="http://www.jeffawards.org/Nominees/recipients_n.cfm">look at them yourself</a> and there are <em>a lot</em>, but here are some brief noticings: the Marriott Theatre's got a bunch of nominations for<em> A Chorus Line</em>, <em>42nd Street</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Shout!. </em>Theater companies hit up for multiple awards include<em>&nbsp;</em>Porchlight, Timeline, Goodman, Remy Bumppo, and Writers' Theatre. And lots of love to actors in <em>Porgy and Bess</em> as well as <em>The Homosexuals.</em> And Mike Tutaj was involved in the behind-the-scenes work that earned the nominations for a few of those awards, so read Laura Molzahn's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-08-31/mike-tutaj-crazy-good-projections-designer-sweeney-todd-91290">timely piece about him</a> published today.&nbsp;The Jeff award ceremony will be held November 7.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-August/2011-08-31/thumb_murderers-web.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 225px; height: 300px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Head to iO's Del Close theater for <em>Murderers </em></strong></span></span>("improvised tales through a somewhat twisted lens") tonight at 10:30. What's it about? "Made up of improv veterans from all over town, this new show focuses on the dark parts of humanity, telling completely improvised tales through a somewhat twisted lens. No more kids play. This is improv left for dead."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3.&nbsp;Hamburger Mary's</strong></span></span>, home of the former lesbian nightclub called Star Gaze in Andersonville, <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/14919823/hamburger-marys-owners-eyeing-new-theater-venue-in-andersonville">might be turned into a performance space</a> again. Justin Kaufmann (full disclosure: obviously my boss) tells us about the space's former use before it was either Hamburger Mary's or Star Gaze. "Before it was Star Gaze (a lesbian night club), it was a Serbian bar/grill called Café Ashe," <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-08-31/it-corrupt-cash-your-unused-vacation-time-91309">Kaufmann writes</a>. "And it had a little stage in the back that hosted comedy by a new company called The Playground. This was 1997. And Playground had a hard time filling the midnight slot, so they gave it to a brand new comedy group to do weekly sketch. Yep, it was Schadenfreude (my comedy group). We did 10-15 shows there before moving on to the Heartland Studio Theater. Note to Hell in a Handbag: Ask us back for the grand opening. Let's recreate the sketch show we did there. Lots of Godzilla jokes and I believe a sketch about a napalm train derailment in Gary? Current events."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4.&nbsp;Halcyon Theatre and Caffeine Theatre</strong></span></span>&nbsp;are doing a reading on September 11, about September 11. Called <a href="http://halcyontheatre.org/blog/tony/2011/08/upcoming-reading-911"><em>Return to the Upright Position</em></a>, the piece, to be read at Greenhouse, was written in the six months following the terrorist attacks online by a plethora of writers. The whole project was conceived and edited by <a href="http://caridadsvich.com/">Caridad Svich</a>, a New York-based playwright who has written works like <em>The House of Spirits</em> and <em>In the Time of Butterflies.</em></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-August/2011-08-31/3872608045_aed485efb8.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 200px;" title="Jon Lovitz at Wrigley Field repping the Cubs in 2009 (Flickr/Matt Janicki)"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Jon Lovitz will be at <a href="http://www.improv.com/ComedyClub/Chicago">the Improv Comedy Club</a></strong></span></span>&nbsp;this weekend Friday through Sunday. You may remember Lovitz from his seminal scene in the television show <em>Friends</em>, during which he played, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJIeI7JdPE">on two occasions</a>, a wacky, friend of Phoebe's who seems constantly in a shame spiral. Or, you may not remember that role. Your loss.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-08-31/daily-rehearsal-jeff-award-nominations-are-out-91314 Dear Chicago: Rebuild our historic commercial streets http://www.wbez.org/story/andersonville/dear-chicago-rebuild-our-historic-commercial-streets <p><p><iframe height="338" frameborder="0" width="601" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20530142?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000"></iframe></p><p>If the Loop is Chicago&rsquo;s economic engine, architect David Walker wants to make sure there&rsquo;s a miniature version of the bustling commercial and retail hub in every city neighborhood. Walker works on planning projects that are rooted in community development and thinks deeply about the best ways to sustain Chicago&rsquo;s neighborhoods. He&rsquo;s especially concerned with the well-being of Woodlawn, the South Side neighborhood where he lives and owns a home.</p><p>Some city neighborhoods have economic engines roaring full speed ahead. Lincoln Park has Armitage Avenue and Halsted Street; Pilsen has 18th St. and Little Village has 26th St. On these stretches shoppers find the kinds of stores, services and restaurants that sustain a neighborhood and make it possible to shop without leaving the community. But in Woodlawn, as in many parts of the city&rsquo;s South and West Sides, historic commercial corridors have fallen into disrepair or they are shadows of their former selves.</p><p>Here, Walker explains why he wants Chicago&rsquo;s new mayor and city council to make rebuilding the city&rsquo;s historic commercial streets a priority.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Dear Chicago</em> is a project of WBEZ&rsquo;s <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/partnerships/our-partners">Partnerships Program</a>. David Walker was nominated for the series by the <a href="http://caf.architecture.org/">Chicago Architecture Foundation</a>.</div></p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/andersonville/dear-chicago-rebuild-our-historic-commercial-streets Dear Chicago: Rebuild our historic commercial streets http://www.wbez.org/story/andersonville/dear-chicago-rebuild-our-historic-commercial-streets-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//David Walker screen shot 1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If the Loop is Chicago&rsquo;s economic engine, architect David Walker wants to make sure there&rsquo;s a miniature version of the bustling commercial and retail hub in every city neighborhood. Walker works on planning projects that are rooted in community development and thinks deeply about the best ways to sustain Chicago&rsquo;s neighborhoods. He&rsquo;s especially concerned with the well-being of Woodlawn, the South Side neighborhood where he lives and owns a home.</p></p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/andersonville/dear-chicago-rebuild-our-historic-commercial-streets-0 Activists defy orders to testify http://www.wbez.org/story/andersonville/activists-defy-orders-testify <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Maureen_Murphy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Some Palestine solidarity activists are defying orders to appear before a grand jury in Chicago.<br /><br />The FBI delivered subpoenas last month to at least nine Chicago-area residents. But their spokespersons say none showed up to testify Tuesday.<br /><br />The nine include Maureen Murphy, 28, an Andersonville resident who volunteers with the <a href="http://psgchicago.org/">Palestine Solidarity Group&ndash;Chicago</a> and edits <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/">Electronic Intifada</a>, an online journal about the Israeli occupation.<br /><br />&ldquo;There&rsquo;s been no crime committed here,&rdquo; Murphy said Tuesday. &ldquo;This investigation is all about obtaining associational information that infringes on our First Amendment rights to organize.&rdquo;<br /><br />In September the FBI raided homes and an office of several organizers in Chicago and Minneapolis. They were among 14 activists in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan who refused to appear before a grand jury in Chicago in October. <br /><br />Some of the September subpoenas suggest the government is investigating foreign groups it calls terrorist.<br /><br />Officials haven&rsquo;t charged any of the activists or confirmed that the September and December subpoenas are part of the same investigation. Randall Samborn, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, said officials could not comment on the proceedings. <br /><br />Attorneys for the Chicago-area activists say they&rsquo;ve written Fitzgerald&rsquo;s office, asserting Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.<br /><br />Prosecutors could offer immunity from charges and issue new subpoenas. The activists could eventually face jail time if found in contempt of court.</p></p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/andersonville/activists-defy-orders-testify Something You Should Eat: breakfast bread pudding from M. Henry http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/something-you-should-eat-breakfast-bread-pudding-m-henry <p><p>Several years ago while on a trip to San Francisco, I managed to devour a luscious bread pudding from the legendary <a href="http://www.tartinebakery.com/">Tartine Bakery</a> on a Sunday morning. Then about two years ago, I felt as if I had experienced it all over again, except this time it was in Andersonville, at <a href="http://www.mhenry.net/">M. Henry</a> during brunch. &nbsp;It turns out there's more than coincidence involved.</p> <object height="281" width="500"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16328987&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=1&amp;color=c40215&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" /><embed height="281" width="500" src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16328987&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=1&amp;color=c40215&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object></p> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/something-you-should-eat-breakfast-bread-pudding-m-henry