Did you read about a "super" cockroaches, The Sound of Music, and Super Bowl XLVIII? | Bleader

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Did you read about a "super" cockroaches, The Sound of Music, and Super Bowl XLVIII?

Posted By on 12.10.13 at 11:43 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

The Sound of Music
  • The Sound of Music
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That Chicago violence is a virus that can be tracked through small social networks? Mara Shalhoup

• That more than 500 authors (including five Nobel Prize winners) from 81 countries have signed a petition to the UN calling for civil rights protections against state surveillance? ("A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy. To maintain any validity, our democratic rights must apply in virtual as in real space.") Kate Schmidt

• That a newly formed union is at the center of the recent demonstrations in Chicago to lift fast-food and retail wages? Mick Dumke

• About Dmitry Kiselev, the head of Vladimir Putin's new government news service? —John Dunlevy

• About the winter-resistant "super cockroach" that's making a move on New York? Tony Adler

• That the Sound of Music remake killed the original baroness? (Related: This note about the cancellation of her wedding to Captain von Trapp?) Aimee Levitt

• Former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich discussing Stephen Sondheim apropos of the documentary Six by Sondheim, which Rich produced? Tony Adler

• That fans going to Super Bowl XLVIII will not be allowed to tailgate—or walk to the game? —John Dunlevy

Tags: ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Reader staff

  • Tell us a (really really really short) story

    Tell us a (really really really short) story

    The Reader’s final issue of the year will be devoted to flash fiction. Submissions are due November 16 at midnight CST to flashfiction@chicagoreader.com. Limit one entry per writer. Please note that we will not read entries longer than 500 words.
    • Nov 9, 2018
  • The Makers Issue 2018

    The Makers Issue 2018

    • Jul 26, 2018
  • The Bike Issue

    The Bike Issue

    Bike the city in peace using our Mellow Chicago Bike Map, drink and ride in northwest Indiana, meet Woodlawn's mechanics in training and more.
    • Jun 22, 2018
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Manic Mondays Frances Cocktail Lounge
November 20
Galleries & Museums
September 24

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories