Sophomoric Philosophy by Victor David Giron is the coming-of-age story of Alejandro “Alex” Lopez, a 30-something first generation Mexican-American who is struggling with finding his direction in life. Alex is an accountant working for a large corporation and is torn between his desire to lead an artistic life and the reality of his mundane, ordinary existence in contemporary Chicago.
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Magazine, The Wicker Park Bucktown Pipeline Summer Guide
The Wicker Park Bucktown Pipeline Summer Guide is a magazine put out by www.chicago-pipeline.com. It contains articles and advertisements for local businesses and events in Wicker Park, Bucktown, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Two copies, both contain fliers for Wicker Park Veterinary Clinic
Features on: Mass media's attacks on feminism; journalism ethics scandals; the Sony/Loews Cineplex Odeon lockout of union projectionists; an interview with professor of African-American Studies and Labor Party organizer Adolph Reed Jr.; new meat industry regulation expose by Gail Eisnitz; corporate sponsorship at the Museum of Science and Industry and its effects on exhibits on energy, AIDS, oil, food, and the environment. Published by students at the University of Chicago.
Newsletter from punk and hardcore collective in Wrigleyville. Contains music and zine reviews, as well as report on recent activity to raise funds for a space, as well as having to change their name because of the Clubhouse record store at Metro.
A Chicago Critical Mass newsletter, featuring an interview with a random rider in the Oktoberfest ride, tips for preparing for biking in Chicago winters, planning a route, and the biking scenes in Italy and Berlin.<br />
Terry Plumming, published in Chicago, contains graphic work of a more "my roommate just gave me a whole ton of meth and now I think the walls are made of armpits" style. The jaggy drawings and contorted slogans that pack each page compliment the accompanying CD. Quite often a Terry Plumming CD makes me feel as if I'm hosting a seance through an AM radio and channeling the best of the noise tape-trading scene. Vital to the hope of any futher human mutation.
<p>Starter kit for the Chicago Tapes Project, includes map, stencil, and cassette tape. </p><p> </p><p>"The Chicago Tapes Project is based on the planting and sharing of cassette tapes throughout the streets of Chicago. Found audio, mix tapes, loops, sound projects and other recordings are hidden throughout the city in locations marked with a signature stencil, enclosed with each tape." </p>