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  • Remembering Los Angeles as a hotbed of alt-weekly comics

    Remembering Los Angeles as a hotbed of alt-weekly comics
    In the early 1980s, comics were as much a part of Los Angeles alternative culture scene as independent film and punk rock. That's gone now, but here, comics historian Ben Schwartz takes a look back. None of them knew each other. They saw one another's...
  • Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....
  • 'The Lazarus Project: A Novel' by Aleksandar Hemon

    'The Lazarus Project: A Novel' by Aleksandar Hemon
    The Lazarus Project A Novel Aleksandar Hemon Riverhead Books: 294 pp., $24.95 First, a small historical marker: On March 2, 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, a 19-year-old Jewish émigré from Eastern Europe, paid a visit -- for reasons unknown -- to the home of...
  • Monster Mash: 'Rock of Ages' headed for silver screen; China suspects looting; Fairey's lawyers may quit

     
    -- Going places: Broadway's "Rock of Ages" is being adapted for a feature film directed by Adam Shankman and scheduled for release in 2011. (Variety) -- Honored: The plays "Ruined" and "The Seafarer" were among the big winners Monday at......
  • Shakeup at the Reader

     
    Vocalo's Rob Feder reports: Veteran Chicago journalist James Warren stepped down Monday after just four months as president and publisher of the Chicago Reader. Warren, a former Tribune higher-up, will be devoting his energies to his work at the Chicago.....
  • Two Florida restaurants included in 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees

     
    The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries, taking place May 2 and 3, 2010 in New...
  • Chicago Mayor Daley offers to shoot reporter to prove gun ban works

     
    What's the most effective way to demonstrate gun control works? Chicago Mayor Daley offers to shoot a reporter to prove his point!...
  • Pages of History

     
    "I was seeing Pershing Square, Los Angeles, now for the first time…the nervous fugitives from Times Square, Market Street SF, the French Quarter -- masculine hustlers looking for lonely fruits to score from, anything from the legendary $20 to a pad at...
  • Adventures in sock puppetry

     
    Adventure No. 1: The Chicago Reader busts "Arthur Layton" for attempting to have a conversation with himself in its comment threads. Adventure No. 2: Rich Miller and the Daily Herald bust the campaign of 10th District GOP congressional candidate hopeful.....
  • Monster Mash: Eli Broad stumps for L.A. culture; French museum strike continues; James Levine returns

     
    -- He's loving it: Eli Broad cites museums, theater, architecture and classical music among his top 10 reasons for loving L.A. (Huffington Post) -- Newly discovered: Etchings by Pablo Picasso that were recently found inside a book that the artist......
  • GML: The Week In Review

    GML Weekly Rewind...were discussing stories of the week. On a sad note, my condolences to the family of Thomas Wortham. He lost his life in the midst of a dare, a game, utter foolishness by 4 suspects who wanted his motorcycle. The 30-year-old officer was...
  • Extension 720 December 2009 Schedule

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST INTERNET ONLY Tonight's edition of Extension 720 will be heard exclusively on our Internet-Only WGN2 stream. Tune in at 9pm for a live edition of Extension 720, only on wgnradio.com. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND A NIGHT WITH MARK STEYN...