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Re: “Where to find more Nam June Paik video art outside of the MCA's David Bowie exhibit

He embedded video art inside of sculptures also. And a series of these sculptures depict services and people on the Internet. I write about a series of them called Internet Dweller

Posted by BardIonson on 09/19/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Election season

" Democrat to beat Trump in 2020." Gimme, gimme, gimme Pocahontas!

Posted by Sez Me on 09/19/2018 at 4:42 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

Eddie!!!....good your car on the side streets. A city plow/dump truck ran a stop sign in front of me on a side street. Luckily I cover the break and slow at intersections, even though I did not have a stop sign. He would have crumpled me into a pretzel in the car. I'd be ground meat if I were on a bike or a pedestrian in the cross walk.

For a cyclist, there is too much going on within the side streets. Too many stop signs. I and other cyclists do stop at each and every stop sign and red light. There are children playing, and there are way too many opportunities for open door killings of cyclists.

There are numerous times I have the right of way, and I take it, and the approaching motorist to the intersection makes all these hand gestures while throwing a hissy fit at my mere existence. They have a stop sign, have not stopped, but somehow feel put out.
If that ain't hate, I do not know what is. Just cause you like driving like Ray Charles (it is illegal for Ray to have driven, by the way), it does not mean I did not stop and will take my rightful turn at the stop sign and green light.

Wise up. Stop making sh*t up. Your moma could drive better than you back in the day without a chance of killing or touching a cyclist. But your "condition" apparently renders you incapable of driving responsibly? Cyclists were never a burden for your moma, but they are a burden for you in 2018? Interesting assertion, don't you think.

Posted by AXL on 09/19/2018 at 3:41 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

i'll bet buster is the life of every party...

Posted by L. Anthony Navarro on 09/19/2018 at 3:07 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

Buster, cycling was never an issue in the 1980's or 1990's. What happened? Attitudes changed. While I do love riding your moma, I have to admit that she did not raise you right. Change your attitude and obey the laws, and cyclists will not be in danger. IF a cyclist runs a 4 way stop, you still have to stop. If you don't, you are still liable in civil court under the "last clear chance" doctrine. Your choice. And with your posts here, if you ever scratch a cyclist, lawyers will have a heyday with your attitudes, values, and ideals. Will make for nice punitive damages. Not only will you be found negligent, but you will probably be found to have acted with intent to harm.

I am not an advocate for on-street bike lanes. However, if you and other drivers keep this sh*t up, watch out. Wider, more protective bike lanes will gain popularity and will pop up, taking away from the width of main lane traffic, taking away parking, and slowing auto traffic to at least half the average 15 mph with lights is at the moment in the city. Imagine a 2 hour commute by car down Belmont, Diversey, Irving Park, Devon, and other streets to get from the lake to the west side.

Wise up, act like a reasonable human being, or else you and other motorists, including myself (I do drive too sometimes) will lose valuable on-street parking, reasonable drive times, and live lane street route options. Shoot, cars may become extint in the city at that point, given Chicago's excellent public rapid transit systems. Wise up, Mr. Grinch.

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Posted by AXL on 09/19/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

opusthepost, that's quite a stretch assuming ownership of anything that is not an interstate. I missed that war, how long did it last? How many citizens died for your freedom? Makes my point though, as we both agree that cycles shouldn't share the road with vehicles. On that we agree, even if you don't, agree that is. Lincolnwood just put up a pretty bridge to mitigate the dangers inherent with road sharing. This is the ultimate partner for me to have; millions spent to keep bikes and cars SEPERATE! Funny thing about that old RR right of way trail, 2 days after it opened an off duty policewoman was almost raped by a 15 year old dreamer. Awkward when one pet concern makes another one dangerous, one you just spent millions to make safe. We will get there though, someday, all except those who get smushed.

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Posted by buster on 09/19/2018 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Hotel workers' strike now in its second week with no end in sight

Thanks @noahrcn, looks like we've fixed it.

Posted by jdunlevy on 09/19/2018 at 1:52 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

Edward Gilliland how about you drivers stick to the bicycle-free interstates we spent trillion$ to build instead of city streets? See how stupid that sounds? Well you sound just as stupid when you say cyclists should stay off the main streets (that are paid for from general fund dollars, not from car-linked taxes).

And drivers should obey stop signs and red lights, too. There would be a lot fewer dead pedestrians if they did.

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Posted by opusthepoet on 09/19/2018 at 1:04 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

Safe Cycling? - For starters Obey STOP Signs and RED Lights! Outfit your bike with lights Front & Back AND A mirror! Maybe wear a reflective vest at night. Pretty Simple, but seems to be ignored by most cyclists.

I am still amazed the city has this need to mix bikes and trucks, busses,
emergency vehicles, etc. on the busiest of streets. How about using the less traveled side streets.

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Posted by Edward Gilliland on 09/19/2018 at 11:49 AM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

John greenfield forgets that this is a city unlike the socialist Meccas he mentioned. The hipster, bearded, bike riding douches do not follow traffic rules. They need to be taxed, made to have insurance and fined for traffic violations. The messenger services should be forced to have workers comp insurance to cover these reckless, stoner bike losers. Rahm spent many millions on these bs bike lanes to make his illiterate, uneducated, Bridgeport and canaryville construction workers more cash and to gain favor with the hipster scum in bucktown and wicker park. He like the idiots on this blog think this is San Diego not Chicago. Bike riders are a nuisance.

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Posted by John Rogers on 09/19/2018 at 11:35 AM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

Bob Kastigar: I was keeping an eye on the time. Most people stuck around until the 4:30 PM scheduled end time, but the meeting went long while city officials addressed questions from attendees, until about 5 PM.

Posted by John Greenfield on 09/19/2018 at 10:38 AM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

All the negative commentators should attend one of these quarterly meetings. I've attended quite a few of them and none were even like the September assembly.

Kudos to Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld for opening up the CDOT for public input and taking into considerations to the wants and needs of the public, both for cyclists and pedestrians.

But this quarter's meeting got opened too far. Witness by the number of people who left the meeting early, long before the scheduled 4:30 PM scheduled closing. You and I, John, did stick it out to the very end, to an almost empty meeting place.

I don't think the loud, strident, bombastic crowd of tattooed women contributed much. I don't think kneeling down and crying contributed anything. At least, John, you avoided getting dragged into the brouhaha that occurred when you were invited. Asking for police to stand guard at construction sites to arrest drivers who's trucks momentary block the bike lane might be a good idea for the police, but not the best use of the limited resources available. I didn't think it was fair to criticize the construction committee for not having inspectors appointed to monitor every construction project, and then to complain about having to call in or email about a violation when this invitation was offered.

We all want safer conditions for biking and walking. Whatever makes the public way safer to live on, and travel on, is supported by everyone in the community. But I don't think this was very well brought about at the September meeting.

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Posted by Bob Kastigar on 09/19/2018 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Blondie’s Clem Burke and the tragedy of Trump Face

Even for a parody, this is one of the dumbest articles ever written.

Ah, for the days when the Reader was filled to the brim - an entire section, even - with music news and observations, not dumb hollow clickbait fuckery.

Posted by Have ALL The Seats, Bish on 09/19/2018 at 10:11 AM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

AXL's world; where all are subordinate to the God given rights of cyclers, with skin in the game? Thank you for your service AXL, upping the anti by wagering your life will earn you a special place at the right hand of the almighty. I'll bet you even have 2 different methods of kicking a car, without clip, for a warning shot, or with clip, for final judgement and punishment. You are that hollering Jim who brings it to a head only to ride off before the actual fisticuffs. Definite alpha bi-polar bikeyboy. Curious though, where did you get the 132 #? You really don't have skin in the game till you get your white bike. I wish you success in your future endeavors. Mom stuff, what are you, 15? Divide that by your physical age and multiply by 100 and you'll get your IQ. Maybe have someone do that math for you.

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Posted by buster on 09/19/2018 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Freako's Fye Art Show

Tickets Below:

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Posted by IC33NT on 09/19/2018 at 9:10 AM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

See Buster uses the same, "well, there are 650 shooting deaths per year (actually 300 to 550 per year) in Chicago" argument to dispel the value of saving 132 cyclist deaths per year in Chicago, alone. Even if there were 6500 or 6.5 million shooting deaths per year, using the argument of "saving 132 cyclists is meaningless compared to this", is just wrong. Just like if Buster said, "Shoot, Schindler only saved 1,200 souls from the Holocaust, while 6 million still perished. What's the point? Seems like Schindler was quite ineffectual. This is only 0.02% savings", as if he is comparing prices between WalMart and Jewel. Don't get this wrong like this. Cycling deaths are murders or manslaughter. A bus or a truck or a car driver makes the conscious decision that leads to a cyclist death. Some deaths are caused by negligent driving, while some others are intentional homicides by drivers simply hating the mere existence of a cyclist on the road. #RidingToBustersMomsHouseNow. #BusterAintGotSkinInTheGameToTalk #RidingChicagosStreetsAndBustersMomSince1984. If you want to get away with murder, run over a cyclist.

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Posted by AXL on 09/19/2018 at 8:47 AM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

I see what you're doing John, but your utopian European model ignores the fruits of our own social progress, violent car thieving children. If you introduce them into your Swedish model, how do they "contribute?" I admire your willingness to send others to their deaths in order to achieve your socialist agenda; you're like that WWI Captain ordering your troops over the trench and into machine gun fire, being careful not to puncture the skin of your own men with the tip of your bayonet. To be clear, you intend to change the very fabric of American society and use extreme and oppressive laws to enforce road safety for cyclists, at any and all costs. In your world, disrespect of cyclists would get you a stiff sentence, all the while carjackers, sucker punchers and smash and grabbers would still enjoy relative impunity, as their separate, socialist protected activity drops to the bottom of the penal code. In one of your articles from another periodical, you chastise the police for harassing someone because they were "prejudice" even though the creep was sitting on a stolen Divvy and was as well known to police as Gacy. There is no argument here, you hate the police and worship anarchy, which is too bad for someone with an education. No charges for a 15 year old armed carjacker, but life for someone who hits a cyclist. Really? Like I said, urban cycling is a very dangerous activity. I do it all the time though, and if I get smushed by a bus, that's on me, i chose to be the goof in the roadway with 20,000 pounds of blind, rolling steel. Any educated person must concede that, in a city with 650 murders a year, laws don't work!

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Posted by buster on 09/19/2018 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Windy City Blues Fest: Eddie Taylor Jr. Band, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Ben Miller Band, Matthew Curry, Demetria Taylor Band, and others

Saturday, Sept 22, 2018

Main Stage
11:00 11:40 Mississippi Gabe Carter
11:50 -12:30 Donna Herula
12:45 1:25 Black Oil Brothers
1:40 2:20 Jamiah Rogers Band
2:25 3:20 Joe Filisko & Eric Noden
3:35 4:15 Eddie Taylor Jr. Band
4:30 5:15 The Original Delta Fireballs featuring Geneva Red
5:30 6:15 Deak Harp & Quicksand
6:30 7:15 The NuBlu Band featuring Carlise Guy
7:35 9:05 Willie Dixons Original Chicago Blues All-Star Band backing
The Chicago Blues Divas
Tomiko Dixons birthday
9:20 11:15 The Mike Wheeler Band
Nellie Tiger Travis
Lurrie Bell

Backwoods Stage
12:30 1:00 Bo Ricketts
1:10 1:50 Billy King Band
2:05 250 Queen Beautiful
3:05 3:50 Darren Jay and the Delta Souls
4:05 5:00 Fruteland Jackson
5:15 6:00 Nick Bell
6:15 7:00 Tyrannosaurus Chicken
7:15 9:30 Tawl Paul and the Dead or Alives

Sunday, Sept 23, 2018

Main Stage
12:00 12:45 Colin John and Long Tall Deb
1:00 1:45 Kilbourn Alley Blues Band
2:00 2:45 Ivy Ford
3:00 3:45 Demetria Taylor Band
4:00 5:10 Matthew Curry
5:30 7:00 Ben Miller Band

Backwoods Stage
12:30 7:00
Chicago Blues Challenge

Bands Included: Going Down South, The Beth Wray Band, The Black Oil Brothers, The Jamiah Rogers Band, Darren Jay and the Delta Souls, The Sonic Soul Blues Band, and The Reverend Bob Band, The Jenkins Brothers
Solo/Duet: The Jenkins bros., Queen Beautiful, Rick Weeds

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Posted by Dave Madlener on 09/18/2018 at 11:34 PM

Re: “A primal scream against traffic violence at a City Hall bike meeting

...and that is why I ride Buster's mom. Much safer than riding a bicycle in the street with Buster driving like Caitlyn Jenner or Little Stevie Wonder.

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Posted by AXL on 09/18/2018 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Jessica Hopper’s memoir Night Moves pays homage to a bygone era in Chicago—the aughts

umm Wicker Park was gentrified in the early 1990s

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Posted by narrative needs dose of reality on 09/18/2018 at 8:59 PM