700 Words on the Death of David Bowie

The shock rocker GG Allin used to promise that he would commit suicide on stage, in a supreme act of performance art. He never pulled that off, though. He died of a heroin overdose in a dive hotel. St. Mark’s Place, just like the Replacements sang it. The last night of his life, he played a... Read more »

Two City Blocks: A Thesis Statement

A few weeks ago I was walking east on Jackson Street at about eight in the evening. Crossing over Franklin Street, I passed by two men outside a restaurant, kneeling on the ground. They were Muslims. They were praying. A Salaam alaikum. Namaste. Shalom. Welcome to Chicago. We have more seminaries here than any other... Read more »