Staggering into autumn like split-lipped boxers,
we call ourselves triumphant –
arms raised high,
shoes soggy in the gutter after
We begin to pray,
begin to say grace at meals with friends –
heartfelt devotions to the goddess of harvest,
to whatever great spirit can keep us
warm and safe as the sun retreats.
We owe Her our dreams. — Anne Holub, “We Owe Chicago” - Gapers Block Book Club | Chicago
David Bowie Gets His Own Holiday In Chicago – FlavorwireNOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim September 23, 2014 to be DAVID BOWIE DAY IN CHICAGO in recognition of the incredible work of David Bowie and urge all Chicagoans to enjoy David Bowie Is at the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.
What I remember most about John from the days when we both read regularly at Funny Ha-Ha was his laugh. He had the most wonderful laugh, the kind of booming, unapologetic guffaw that stands out in a crowd. When you’re reading a humorous piece, laughter is what you feed on. It isn’t just nice, it’s essential, as life-giving as oxygen, even, and when I was reading at Funny Ha-Ha I took enormous comfort in knowing that John would be there near the front of the stage, laughing that big, glorious laugh whether my piece merited it or not.
I have been deeply nostalgic for those early days of Funny Ha Ha as of late. It wasn’t just a reading series: It was a community of writers who were all young and hardworking and talented and bright and full of energy and ambition. We were all going places, and it was apparent that John in particular was headed for big things. But I don’t suspect anyone could have envisioned just how far he would go, including John himself. — My ugly inner battle: How jealousy poisoned my friendship with John Green - Salon.com
Riot Fest’s emo family tree
One Book, One Chicago
The 2014-2015 pick for our citywide reading program, One Book, One Chicago, is the Pulitzer-Prize winning “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon!
Our shelves are stacked and ready for you. Join the conversation at onebookonechicago.org. #OBOC
MCA Exclusive Event Volume 1: STARDUST featuring Boy George
Join the MCA for a special DJ set by the acclaimed, Boy George. Includes a private viewing of the exhibition David Bowie Is and light snacks and drinks.
Proceeds support MCA exhibitions, performances, and education programming. Click here for more information.
*scouring couch cushions and car floor for an extra $100*
Old Style Salutes Chicago’s Heroes http://ift.tt/X7rLt0
Is there sewage in the Chicago river? -
(Here’s a hint: the answer is yes.)