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Monday, April 30, 2012

Did you read the Bleader last week?

Posted By on 04.30.12 at 02:54 PM

The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso, 1903-04. This is what I looked like after Derrick Rose tore his ACL.
  • The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso, 1903-04. This is what I looked like after Derrick Rose tore his ACL.
If not, here's what you missed:

For last week's Variations on a Theme, inspired by the suburban dining guide we recently published, we went to the suburbs.

Ted Cox chipped in with his reaction to White Sox pitcher Philip Humber's perfect game. Michael Miner had a more philosophical take on it—and Steve Bogira had some answers to Miner's philosophical questions.

Kevin Warwick dug deep into Pizza Hut's crust and discovered a hot dog.

Michael Miner chronicled the Tribune's dealings with Journatic, a data aggregation company. You can read all about that saga here and here. While exploring the shifting journalistic landscape at the Tribune, he also approached the Sun-Times, speaking with new chief of editorial operations Jim Kirk. But he didn't just address the future—he also remembered Bill Granger, who exemplified old-school journalism.

Ben Sachs spoke with Robert Greene, the independent documentary filmmaker and the man behind Fake It So Real, which played last week at Facets.

Two weeks ago, Steve Bogira asked why the presidential candidates are ignoring poverty and racial inequality. Last week, Obama's office answered.

Miles Raymer covered the brouhaha surrounding the Chicago Police Department shutting down a rap show.

Mike Sula looked into how the moonshiners Letherbee Distillers went legit.

Ben Joravsky explained how Rahm Emanuel's infrastructure trust fund is like the parking meter deal—but some buttons making fun of Rahm cheered him up.

And on Saturday, Derrick Rose tore his ACL and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Some people think he may never play as well as he currently does ever again. The sky is gray and bleak today. What a week.

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