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Mike Sula

Mike Sula

I'm the Reader's lead restaurant critic and have been a contributor here since 1995. I've also written about politics, crime, film, health care, and paleontology, and have profiled a rainbow of urban eccentrics. My work has been published in in Harper's, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, NPR's The Salt,... more
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    • Who Let the Dog Out?

      U.S. marine Valentine Underwood had been accused of rape and his superiors knew it, but that didn't stop him from getting off base and to the party where he raped and murdered two women. Why can't a grieving mother make the government pay for its mistake?
    • It's Never Too Late for Cheesecake

      He loves his calendar girls, But Jack Chia would love them more if he could make a few bucks off them. And with 1963 perfectly aligned with 2002, he's getting another chance.
    • Might As Well Jump

      Armed with a hot pink parachute, an insurance broker considers his risks.
    • Name Recognition

      "Osama who?"
    • Baldy Sour, Anyone?

      With all the reservists on their way to the Middle East, times are tough for buzz-cutting barbers like Tom Reich.
    • Dead or Alive?

      Michael Jansson had seen his share of trouble, but nothing that prepared his family and friends for his sudden disappearance from a north-side nightclub. In the swirl of dead-end leads and conflicting stories, only one thing is clear--he's gone.
    • He Got Off

      If James Phelan isn't a criminal, how come he's got a record? He and his pal Bill Lipinski want to do something about it.
    • It's a Big World After All

      Andrew Pietowski set out to find the source of the Amazon and discovered there was at least one frontier left to be explored.

      The Internet can grow your community, build your brand, and extend your reach. Even the Latin Kings are getting into the act.
    • Spies' Night Out

      Notes on the winter meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers