Rahm Emanuel was a Crain’s 40 under 40 for class of 1990. Nice tie and suspenders.
Man on Telephone, Racine and Armitage Avenues, 1987, Chicago. Jay King
My only dream is that one day I will be as cool as this man.
Art by Chicago illustrator E.N. Rodriguez!
An excellent answer in regards to the history of Pilsen and Little Village, our adjacent neighborhoods to the south. Great research, guys!
The AV Club give a handy recap of Pitchfork Music Festival 2014, the annual weekend of indie and alternative concerts in Chicago’s Union Park.
(Pictured: Beck, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt)
Chicago’s Most Glamorous Women, Collier’s Magazine, 1953, Chicago.
Among this group of (all white) women, there is a Comiskey, a Swift, a Field, a Wirtz, a Goldblatt, and a Mendel.
What’s interesting (and telling of the time) is that all the women are listed by their husband’s name, i.e. Mrs. Marshall Field.
The lone rebel is a Mrs. Susan Gordon Bent, who refused to use her husband’s name.
A window into a strange and backwards time.
Indie booksellers band together for Chicago Independent Bookstore Day on July 12.
We are going to have so much fun this Saturday.
You are going to have so much fun this Saturday.
You are going to get book drunk. And there is no better drunk than book drunk!!!
I think that about says it.
One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s more unusual designs - the Robert M. Lamp House (1903) in Madison, Wisconsin is located in a very strange location, in the middle of a block down a driveway between two houses. If you weren’t specifically looking for it, you’d probably miss it. Lamp was a childhood friend of Wright’s. The house originally had a roof garden pergola (seen in the historic photo) that was deconstructed sometime in the 1960s when the penthouse enclosure was added. Also, the house was originally a cream-colored brick color, but the building was painted white after Lamp’s death in 1917. Some of the design elements, like the diamond-shaped ornamentation in the brickwork and the corner piers, have been attributed to Wright’s draftsman Walter Burley Griffin, while the use of diamond-paned windows are similar to Wright’s own home in Oak Park. Last year a local developer announced a proposal to build a six-story apartment building adjacent to the Lamp House that would demolish three nearby houses constructed between 1872 and 1904 but also disrupt the landmark home’s views toward Lake Mendota.
(Historic Image Source: Wisconsin Magazine of History)
Interesting building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who, aside from being the most famous American architect ever, also designed the Robie House at the corner of 58th and Woodlawn.
The world premiere of Somebody Loves Me at the Chicago Theater, 1952, Chicago.
Ah, so this is what it means to “see your name in lights.”
Awww yeah! Hometown hero La Pasadita advances from the first round of FiveThirtyEight’s Burrito Bracket. And yes, you will be receiving stage-by-stage updates for the entirety of the bracket.
Look Up—Dig and Discover on the Quad
If you peek around the corner from the main entrance to Rosenwald Hall, you will find this fine bit of detail that offers up a command and an invitation: “Dig and Discover.” In the warmer climes of a Chicago summer it can be covered with ivy, but most of the time, it’s just out there in plain sight.
But one must pause and look closely. What’s that? A pair of nautiluses and a fine leather satchel. What’s inside this satchel? Ah, you must bring your own creativity, your own imagination, your own spirit of wonder. I know you have some. After all, you’re at the University of Chicago, a place full of meditative minds and curious folk.
Part of a weeklong series of guest posts about the “Secrets of UChicago” from Max Grinnell , a proud graduate of the College whose writings have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, Boston Magazine, and other publications. He has taught at the University of Chicago for over a decade and you can follow his musings on his website (www.theurbanologist.com) and via his Twitter feed (@theurbanologist).
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