UChicago Folk Fest 2019: 59 Years Strong

The University of Chicago Folklore Society’s Folk Festival has been a part of the world (in its current form, at least) for fifty-nine years, this past Folk Fest being its fifty-ninth. (It began in the infancy of the American folk revival, a wee bit before my mother’s jug band days.) It’s been part of my life since I was a few months old. We went … Continue reading UChicago Folk Fest 2019: 59 Years Strong

Hyde Park, in Black and White and Grit

On this anniversary of the day France and Daguerre gave away the technology for the Daguerrotype, I have gone back into my undergrad years to my final project. I worked with a used Canon Rebel EOS from the one and only Central Camera, on Wabash under the (atmospheric) tracks. I  loved it; I love it now: I love film work rather passionately. At this point, however, I … Continue reading Hyde Park, in Black and White and Grit

(More) Things to Do in Chicago During Lolla, 2015

If one is in town for Lollapalooza 2015, one’s schedule is probably already jam-packed with, well, Lolla. One may even be going to see Florence + The Machine…and, well, I wish I were going to see Florence and the Machine too. Lucky you, and make sure you take sunscreen, because skin cancer sucks. But maybe one who is in town for Lolla would like to … Continue reading (More) Things to Do in Chicago During Lolla, 2015