#818: Tour de Chicago – Lakefront Encroachment

July 19th, 2017 § permalink

If all went according to plan, the wife and I are currently backpacking through Marseilles following the Tour de France and you’ve already taken bike routes through the history of newspapers and the LGBTQ community.

Now let’s talk about the lake. » Read the rest of this entry «

#709: Vote Like a Champ in Just Six Steps

November 7th, 2016 § permalink

Voting is like improv comedy: The fact you’re unprepared is only amusing to you.

For the rest of us, those who take more than one stab at existence and who tire of any activity with a cover and two-drink minimum to watch state school theater majors laugh harder at their own jokes than the audience ever will, we like to be a little more prepared.

So in the vein of my Bare Minimum Voting Guide from the primary, a six-step plan that will get you voting like a champ in no time. * » Read the rest of this entry «

#548: Weak Force: Why the Lucas Museum Should Fail

October 28th, 2015 § permalink

The design for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by architect Ma Yansong is a futuristic beauty, hearkening to a chalk-colored volcano along the shore.

The landscaping will be done by SCAPE and Studio Gang, and after the triumph of Aqua a building short of the river’s edge, anything within a mile of Jeanne Gang is OK in my book.

It will be lovely.

Fuck lovely. » Read the rest of this entry «

#54: Powers of Ten and Neil Armstrong

August 31st, 2012 § permalink

A picnic near the lakeside in Chicago is the start of a lazy afternoon.

Neil Armstrong is dead.

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