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My final WBEZ blog (please, don't cry)
Jul. 3, 2012
Mark Bazer breaks down his reasons for leaving — all 25 of them.
The Hood Internet shows off new direction
Jun. 26, 2012
DJ/production duo The Hood Internet are known for their musical mash-ups. But with a new album on the way this fall, STV SLV and partner ABX are moving beyond their roots.
Tony Fitzpatrick: An artist who can do it all
Jun. 21, 2012
Tony Fitzpatrick's latest accomplishment is
Nickel History: The Nation of Heat
, the third part of his autobiographical American trilogy coming to the Steppenwolf Garage on July 19.
Opposites detract: Romney-style
Jun. 20, 2012
Mitt Romney says his Israel policy will be the opposite of Barack Obama's. What else will he do that's the opposite?
Chefs as rock stars? Look no farther than Graham Elliot
Jun. 14, 2012
Some people say chefs are the new rock stars. Chicago's own Graham Elliot certainly fits that bill.
From peddler to fruit tycoon: Cohen tells the story of America's banana king
Jun. 12, 2012
Rich Cohen's new book,
The Fish That Ate the Whale
, tells the of a Russian immigrant who started as a lowly fruit peddler and became one of this country's biggest businessmen.
Synth band Nova Social will take you to The Delano
Jun. 6, 2012
New York's Nova Social, fronted by David Nagler, takes me back to the 1980s – without wallowing in nostalgia – and the songs hypnotize me.
Sex advice columnists Em & Lo talk about. . . things we can't mention in this headline
May. 31, 2012
Em & Lo have made careers out of talking sanely and humorously about sex and love. The duo appeared on
The Interview Show
earlier this month – and helped me feel better about my own sexual hang-ups.
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