You either need a centralized, walkable location (as this one had, around Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village in Chicago) or a solid method of transportation that the crawlers are not in charge of piloting. If you’re super-fancy and annoying, this means renting a bus or limo or trolley. If you’re a normal person, it means basing your bar crawl around public transit. The bonus of the public transit option is that you get to research new bars that you’ve never been to around the stops that you don’t frequent. The downside is that you’ll act obnoxious in front of normal people just going about their days. Be cool. Don’t yell. Don’t vomit. You’re in public, doofus. Act civilized.
Striking workers at Chicago’s Congress Hotel in the South Loop ended a near decade-long strike Thursday. The strike is believed to be the longest strike in the history of the world. President Barack Obama walked the Congress Hotel’s picket line as a freshman U.S. Senator in 2007.
J. R. couldn’t reconcile the idea that homes were being allowed to turn into wrecks with the fact that the city had a shortage of 120,000 units of affordable housing and some 100,000 people sleeping in shelters or on the street each year. Chicago didn’t have just a housing crisis, he offered, it had a moral crisis.
During Saturday’s Pecs and Personality portion, the contestants wore leather gear as this year’s emcee, Lenny Broberg (IML winner 1992), asked them each a question based on a questionnaire they’d previously completed—e.g., which things they’re passionate about, with answers like “family” and activism,” and their kinks, a long list that included some favorites, like bondage and water sports, and some I’d never heard of, like fire play and violet wands. Broberg had Anderson Cooper good looks with a Kathy Griffin personality, so was perfect for questions like “Describe your ideal dungeon scene using only psychology terms.
We have a sick line up and one of our favorites, Jasmine Davila, will be guest hosting for Melinda who will be out of town. Be there!
It’s true, I’m gonna stand in for Melinda at the next Solo in the 2nd City reading! You guys should come!
I don’t think the piece is anti-Chicago. I feel sad about the way things are going here … Extremely well-known problems in Chicago which I didn’t invent … I object to the premise of your question. What I suggest is that there is a fear that is haunting Chicago. For anyone to say that no one has ever thought of this, of the drop in population and the problems with crime; … that Chicago could end up like Detroit; that this has anything to do with hating the city, I find bizarre. … Am I congratulatory and boosterish? No. The reaction here proves my point. Can Chicago not take criticism? Is there only one conversation to be had in the city as in “Go Chicago?” That was the point of my piece.
Of course, as Gapers Block rightly notes, Shteir predicted that Rahm Emanuel would never be elected mayor “because the city won’t elect a Jew,” so I’m not putting much weight in this tripe that the fast-asleep editors of the Review let slip through.
Rachel, it’s not Chicago that’s hopeless, it’s you. Please leave, and make a little room for the great people of Chicago and its visitors who know how to appreciate what a wonderful place we’ve built.
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