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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Abstraction at Comiskey

Sometimes the very so-so quality of a photo makes it interesting.  That’s the case with this blurry photo I took at Comiskey. I like it for so many reasons.  For … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Chicago Food and Craft Cooperative

No, it doesn’t exist, but it should. If I possessed unlimited means, I would buy the old Main Post Office Building—the massive old structure straddling the Congress Avenue parkway—and turn … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 13 Comments

The Sunny Side of War

Yes, this is the weekend of the Air and Water Show in Chicago, the ritual moment when Americans pause to enjoy—what exactly?  The happy side of military technology?  It doesn’t … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Message Barn

Are there message barns in other countries?  I tend to think of them as particularly American, because of the religious and political messages they express.  This one, with its violent … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Bridges

On a good day, my husband gives me a ride to the office, and I take pictures from the car. One of my favorite moments in any commute is crossing … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Florence and Margaret Make a Play for Freedom

The athleticism of the women competing in the London Olympics—and their outfits—underscore how dramatically women’s dress and freedom have changed in the century since women like the American tennis great … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

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