STUDS TERKEL: Studs Terkel dead — chicagotribune.com: The author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol has died. “My epitaph? My epitaph will be ‘Curiosity did not kill this cat,’” he once said. I stood in line behind Studs Terkel at Treasure Island once when I was in college. I was looking at him pretty intently, I guess, Read more about I knew it was coming, but I hate that it had to happen. Studs Terkel died.[…]
I don’t know how I missed the news that my favorite local cafe and patisserie, Provence, is now partnering with Intelligentsia Coffee. From Chicago. It’s my favorite coffee EV-AR. I detect the need to modify my daily commute so that I head downtown before leaving the city on my way to the exurbs each morning: Read more about Nashville just got a little more perfect[…]
The ugly: we spent the entire weekend obsessing over fleas. In 8.67 years of living with multiple cats, they have never had fleas. Admittedly, our cats have been outside (on leashes) more lately than ever but I also think the flea population must be larger this year, probably due to the heat. Anyway, we’d “treated” Read more about Good, Bad, Ugly: weekend recap edition[…]
Well, actually, we were never once in Chicago. Schaumburg, yes; Park Forest, yes; Chicago, sadly no. But we drove there, spent 6 hours in IKEA, spent the night with my parents, and drove back. All in the space of a weekend. Whew! IKEA was frustrating. Most of what we wanted was out of stock. What Read more about Back from Chicago[…]
Months ago, a songwriter named Kirsti Manna (whom country fans may know as the writer of the Blake Shelton hit “Austin” as in “…P.S. if this is Austin / I still love you”), when Karsten asked her if she could recommend good pizza in Nashville, preferably Chicago-style pizza, recommended Vinny’s Pizza in Hermitage. Karsten has Read more about Vinny’s[…]
Chicago regains the title of America’s murder capital, despite a sharp drop in homicides, police say.