Easter morning, Southside Chicago, 1941. Photo by Russell Lee (via)
Taking the commuter train into Chicago
Best Chicago Magazine correction ever.
It’s got its characters, for sure, like the one guy who just really wants you to know that Jesus loves you, and the blind lady who really doesn’t want you to mess with her guide dog, and the guy who sells what seems to be dozens of varieties of incense by the El stop. My favorite was the woman who walked up to me on the sidewalk one morning while I was pregnant and just said, “You’re having a boy” before walking off like she’d just dropped a virtual mic. But I’ve always felt safe, even when walking the dog in the dark at night or in the dark in the morning. I think what helps is that it is a diverse neighborhood full of people who care a lot about it, full of active kids and new parents and the barflys and the old Eastern European people who hang out on the corners and lean on their scooters. — You should move to Edgewater - Zulkey.com (via Coudal)
Bowie did not attend the exhibit in London or in Berlin. Darling and the rest of the MCA staff have not given up hope that he’ll come to Chicago. He’s been in Chicago before: in 1980, he starred in The Elephant Man onstage and was a regular at Neo nightclub. There’s a clip of his performance in the exhibit. “It’s difficult to look good in a loincloth,” says Marsh, “but, God, he looks good in it.” — How to get ‘David Bowie Is’ to come to your town | Bleader | Chicago Reader (via jasmined)
HAPPY DAVID BOWIE DAY!
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel dubbed September 23rd “David Bowie Day”! The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art is also showing their David Bowie Is exhibit from today until January 4th.
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”
Q: You’re going to come out from behind the counter, go outside and get in line?
A: Oh, no. I’m not getting in line. That’s crazy talk. I’ve already enlisted Paul Kelly, whom I named the bratwurst after, who’s my friend. I was like: “By the way, you will be the guest cashier for the last customer, who will be me.” Because I’ve never done that. And he was like, “Well, you know you’ll be getting the Paul Kelly.” I was like, “Well, no, I might get something else.” And he was like, “Well, it doesn’t matter. You’ll be getting the Paul Kelly.” And I was like, “Yeah, that sounds about right. That’s fine.” So when people are like, “We’re going to strategize to see who’s going to be the last person” — don’t waste your time. I get to decide, and it’s me. — Hot Doug’s Sohn on his restaurant’s final weeks - Crain’s dining blog - Crain’s Chicago Business