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Rachel Shteir vs. Chicago: Performance vs. Reality

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Conversation ended the minute the Rachel Shteir turned a review of books about Chicago into a pan of the city itself. Which is a shame, because Shteir's review was a gigantic missed opportunity to investigate the fact that "Chicago" is a performance.

10 Reasons Why New York Is Better Than Chicago

Richard Babcock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
Richard Babcock

Which is better, Chicago or New York? The question is just an invitation for chest-beating, but it nonetheless persists as a favorite of Chicagoans, who invariably respond that their city stands far superior and then go on to append their litany of reasons.