Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Mar 5, 2009
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  • Mar 5-11, 2009
  • Vol. 38, No. 24

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  • Whet Moser -- a must read

    The best piece of thinking and writing that I've seen emerge from the Chicago Journalism Town Hall is the long blog essay by the Reader's Whet Moser that's running on the cover of this week's print edition. Moser walks us through journalism in the online era, explaining some things that aren't easy to get our minds around, and offers some inconvenient opinions. Such as -- "Traditional journalism, in 2009 AD, is boring and kind of uninformative"
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  • Some love for Afghan Kabob

    Before landing here in Chicago in 1982 Nasir Raufi and his wife fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan for Iran, and then Germany. He owned a furniture store for a long time, then he opened Afghan Kabob almost three years ago at the intersection of Elston and Montrose. As far as I know it's the only Afghan restaurant in the region, ever since the demise of Devon Avenue's Afghan Restaurant, and the (supposedly) in-the-process relocation of Skokie's Kabul House. Its novelty may be part of the reason they pull in a multiethnic range of customers from all over the city and suburbs, but it's more likely the solid, careful execution of his country's cuisine that keeps them coming back.
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