Critic-at-Large, 98.7WFMT Radio and wfmt.com Classical Music Critic, Chicago Sun-Times Proprietor, viewfromhere,typepad.com Author, I.F. Stone: A Portrait, Pantheon, 1988; Anchor pb, 1990

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Re: “Izakaya Mita is the Japanese pub the city's been waiting for

Yes! Looking forward to this.

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Posted by Andrew Patner on 01/30/2015 at 10:01 AM

Re: “When you call someone a jagoff, what exactly are you trying to say?

Mailer sure met a lot of sharp dames at cocktail parties. Of course Jacqueline Susann told Johnny Carson in 1969 that she'd like to meet Philip Roth, whose "Portnoy's Complaint" was riding high on the bestseller lists, "but I wouldn't want to shake his hand."

It's good to know that because I recognize a distinction between a daytime radio broadcast and newspaper reports on Dick Cheney and on Abu Ghraib that I am one of those responsible for the under- and misreporting of torture in the U.S. media. And to be called a childish name by the illustrious logician Mr Savage is sure rough. I look forward to my own entry in his forthcoming important study. Now where are my smelling salts?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Andrew Patner on 01/13/2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Researchers rouse drowsing elders to tell them they're happy

Bravo, Mike.

Posted by Andrew Patner on 12/09/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “The Fifth Star Awards: A great show, but where were the winners?

Hear! Hear! (Or Where? Where?) But the winners did at the end get to see a picture of themselves with the absent Mayor Whozis projected on the stage!

Posted by Andrew Patner on 09/27/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “International Beethoven Project: New festival, old (unpaid) bills

Gale Sayers! Sounds as if everything is a go. Er . . .

Posted by Andrew Patner on 09/07/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Mayor Rahm doles out some goodies to Hyde Park and Kenwood

The Academy is the advanced 7th and 8th grade academic program attached to Kenwood High School (grades 9 through 12). Both are public, non-charter, CPS, with union teachers.

Posted by Andrew Patner on 07/31/2014 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Mayor Rahm doles out some goodies to Hyde Park and Kenwood

Love it, Ben! But I think Karen Jennings (Lewis) was too cool for school (in good ways!) and went off East to a top college or two without need of a high school diploma. I also tried to vanish, and went of to D.C. in January of my senior year to work for Ralph Metcalfe in his Capitol Hill Congressional office for six months. But I had paid my prom fee and they somehow graduated me anyway (the "Magic of '77"!). Karen's Dad was the school's great and revered drafting and wood shop teacher and a mentor and role model for many.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Patner on 07/23/2014 at 11:35 PM

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