Work of mine available on this site and elsewhere
on the Web. Updated December 30, 2011.
- The Steppes of Chicago — A Chicago history and architecture blog I run with friends.
- Church of the Epiphany—The first church I ever reviewed for the Chicago Journalis closing, so the nice folks at CJ asked to rerun my review.
- Ghanaian Movie Posters—An exploration of oil-painted movie posters. Bizarre, disturbing, messed-up.
- Coyotes—I search for coyotes on a South Loop tract of land formerly owned by Tony Rezko.
- Dunning/Schorsch Village—First installment of my Chicago Revenant series of Chicago neighborhood profiles for Gapers Block.
- Count Dante of ISW—I interview Bob "Count Dante" Calhoun about his great book Beer, Blood, and Cornmeal
- The Everleigh Club—Interview with Karen Abbott, writer of Sin and the Second City and short history of the exclusive Everleigh whorehouse of turn of the century Chicago.
- The Life and Death of the Deadliest Man Alive — Article for the Chicago Reader
that may or may not still be posted when you read this. Speaking to all
who take issue with this article, I used the information I had at hand,
and, frankly, I heard a dozen different stories about the same events
that often contradicted one another. If you want to offer a correction,
let Mr. Floyd Webb know and he'll probably let you have your say in his documentary.
- "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" — A survey of Adler and Sullivan building fragments.
Pierre Swearline — Local art collective collects dirty words for a swearing jukebox. I study the history of profanity for the Chicago Reader. 18 and over only, please.
Beat it kid.
Town" — Sort of an encapsulation of the
third issue of Chris Ware's Ragtime
Ephemeralist, which discussed Chicago's ragtime history in depth. Log-rolling in our time.
Hell" — Catholic hell lore. Written for the frantabulous Donna
Kossy and her equally ginchy zine Book
Happy. Write to Ms. Kossy and order the latest issue. You
won't be sorry.