Today in Chicago LGBTQ history: GLAAD Chicago praised the Chicago Tribune for portraying gay life minus “the distortion and lies brought forth by so many public and religious institutions and political leaders.”
Letter from Molly Melick to Howard Tyner, July 17, 1995 by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Chicago, IL (GLAAD/Chicago) and Molly Melick in Tracy Baim Editorial Files via LGBT Thought and Culture database, Alexander Street Press.
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.
Vocalo está buscando 8 personas que sirvan de voz a las comunidades marginadas. Las clases serán instruidas en parte por profesionales de radio de nuestra estación hermana WBEZ 91.5FM y por Rocío Santos de Domingos en español, quien guiara la clase y proveerá asistencia editorial. El taller tomara lugar en nuestra espacio en la Villita localizado en 2710 W. Cermak Ave, cada sábado de 10am-2pm.
La fecha límite para solicitar al taller de Vocalo es el 30 de julio a las 12PM. Los participantes seleccionados serán notificados el viernes, 1ro de agosto.
Haz clic aquí»>Taller de producción radiofónica en español
Alexa Martin, AB’04, raises money to combat the Internet access disparity in the city of Chicago.
“‛Doesn’t everyone have a computer in their house? Doesn’t everyone have Internet access?’ I say, ‘Step outside your experience a little bit. What evidence do you have?’”
Looking for something to do tomorrow?
Nine Chicago independent bookstores are teaming up to create the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day on July 12, 2014!
Stores participating include:
- The Book Cellar (Lincoln Square)
- 57th Street Books and Seminary Coop (Hyde Park)
- Sandmeyer’s (Printer’s Row)
- Unabridged Books (Lakeview)
- Open Books (River North)
- City Lit Books (Logan Square)
- Powell’s Bookstore (University Village)
- Women & Children First (Andersonville)
More info here.
Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.
Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.
That wouldn’t have been creepy at all.
"There is just something amazing about the giant balloons. Volunteering on the balloon crew puts a permanent smile on your face, as well as the faces of the children and adults having a great time at the parade."
— John Hipolito, Volunteer Balloon Committee Vice-Chairperson
(Yo: volunteer sign-up for the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, November 27 is open now. Also - speaking from personal experience, balloon crew is actually awesome.)
The Hala Kahiki, located about six miles south of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the suburb of River Grove, has caused more than one passing driver to do a double take, wondering how a weathered beach shack arrived on such a bland stretch of Midwestern road. In fact, much about the Hala Kahiki’s origins is serendipitous. The tiki theme was inspired by bamboo fencing that Oppedisano’s grandparents used to cover their shabby walls, and the name came from a comic strip. When the bar opened in 1966, the tiki fad that had swept American pop culture over the previous three decades had already peaked. Yet nearly 50 years later, the Hala Kahiki is one of the last true tiki bars left in the region.
Aloha from the Hala Kahiki — The Distance