Posts in category "Monday morning report"

The People versus Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The People versus Goldilocks and The Three Bears
CITY OF CHICAGO V. MICHAEL MARTZ LOVIE LEE SMITH JERRY ANGELO VIRGINIA HALAS MCCASKEY The People will set out to prove that the Chicago Bears 2011 season has been unabashedly and shamelessly pilfered, by the above perpetrators, and we, the people the great city Chicago will prove this to be an unfettered truth. On Sundays... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Michael Miner, Chicago Reader 40 year anniversary story

EOC spotlight on: Michael Miner, Chicago Reader 40 year anniversary story
On October 1, 2011, the Chicago Reader┬áturned 40 years old. To celebrate, one of EOC’s favorite throwback, grizzled, cigar-chomping newspapermen Michael Miner penned this delightful ode to the free weekly’s 40 years. Does Miner chomp his cigars? Hell, does he even smoke them? I have no idea. But he is certainly one of the old-timers... Read more »

"10 thoughts on the Bears' loss to the Saints" -- EOC spotlight on: Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune

"10 thoughts on the Bears' loss to the Saints" -- EOC spotlight on: Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune
After wins in the 2006 NFC Championship, the 2007 season finale, and a late season game in 2008, yesterday’s 30-13 loss was the Bears’ first to the Sean Payton-Drew Brees led-New Orleans Saints. It was a game that will continue to prompt anger, sarcasm, Tuesday morning quarterbacking and plenty of handwringing from sports fans, writers,... Read more »
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9/11 retrospectives from ChicagoNow, and original stories from 9-12-01, including Hunter S. Thompson and Leonard Pitts

9/11 retrospectives from ChicagoNow, and original stories from 9-12-01, including Hunter S. Thompson and Leonard Pitts
ChicagoNow’s Yoga Mom has done us the service of pooling ChicagoNow’s 9/11 – ten years later stories into one easy-to-use archive. I will add my own story to that collection, an interview (in which for once I was on the other side of the tape recorder) called “My 9/11: A discussion.” Additionally, I would like... Read more »

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...
Last Monday, after seeing The Interrupters, I posed the question: Is documentary filmmaking a form of journalism? I said I would get back to the topic later in the week as I gathered responses from insightful sources, but decided to hold it off until this week in order to re-watch Hoop Dreams. In the meantime,... Read more »
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