#TBT: “Queen of the Motor Colony”
A Chicago Examiner headline from August 1908: “Girl Dares Death in Auto Climbing.” You go, girl.
Adler Planetarium to host Bowie themed event
The Adler is also getting excited about the opening of David Bowie Is on Sep 23. Check out their After Dark event “Space Oddity,” which explores the intersections of art, science, and music with the From Voorwerps to Black Holes: Our Odd Universe exhibit, the Bowie Ball DJ Heaven Malone, and an Intergalactic Bowie Scavenger Hunt. More info here.
Everything’s coming up Bowie!
When Haymarket Square (Randolph and DesPlaines) was still a market, 1973, Chicago. John White.
|—||In the wake of the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, Steve Bogira looks at the toll Chicago’s violence epidemic takes on the children who survive. (via chicago-reader)|
The Guardian is asking readers to suggest Chicago books for a list they’ll publish next week. The most recent book in the piece is Saul Bellow’s “The Adventures of Augie March”, which was published in 1953, so let loose with the recommendations, please.
"A collective moment of silence will begin at 6:20pm. Please wear a red sash/ribbon/bandana on your right arm/wrist to be identifiable and to stand in solidarity."
Hancock Lightshow would be a good name for stuntman.
Blink & Search would be a good name for a band.