The historic Farnsworth House was left surrounded—but, thankfully, not flooded—by waters from the nearby Fox River in the wake of last week's heavy storms, a representative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation said.
I posted this on my Facebook page last week, then thought a wider audience might enjoy it today: a 1995 episode of the short-lived (and wickedly funny) animated series The Critic featuring Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.
"I walk around Chicago, and look up at buildings of variety and charm. I walk into lobbies of untold beauty. I ascend in elevators fit for the gods. Then I walk outside again and see the street defaced by the cruel storefronts of bank branches and mall chains, scornful of beauty.