Tag Archives: Chicago

Billionaires Dig Frank Gehry

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I recently watched a video of George Lucas being interviewed by Charlie Rose in Chicago. The topic: Lucas’ recently announced plans for a museum devoted to narrative art. Those plans were adopted by Chi-Town officials after … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “All I Care About Is Love”

Eddie Pensier writes: “All I Care About Is Love” from Kander & Ebb’s Chicago, performed by the peerless Jerry Orbach on the 1976 Tony Award telecast. Billy Flynn was charmingly and winningly played on screen years later by Richard Gere, … Continue reading

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Pizza, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: The best pizza in the world, as everybody knows, no longer exists. It is the pizza of your childhood*. That first magical bite sets the flavor, which you spend the rest of your life attempting to recapture. … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Lobby of the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. Related More glamorous Gilded Age buildings in this gallery from Blowhard, Esq.

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Women Holding Their Heads In Their Hands While Reading Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: From my recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, a strange mini-trend I noticed. Jacques-Louis David, Madame François Buron (1769) Sir Thomas Lawrence, Mrs Jens Wolff (1803-15) Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Interrupted Reading (c. 1870) More art and other … Continue reading

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Cocktails Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: A French Martini (vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice) and a Hemingway (rum, grapefruit juice, and lime) at Miller’s Bar, Wabash Street, Chicago

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Please, let’s end the political French kissing – the children are watching!

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Sorry if you’ve just eaten, but here’s the latest sign of encroaching political dementia from America’s finest heartland city, Chicago. It’s a plaque commemorating the first kiss between our Leader and his Lady. If this shines … Continue reading

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