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Professions: CDL A Lease Purchase/Owner Operator - Great Falls, Montana

Hello there from TAG Trans Inc!! Thank for your interest and thanks for the opportunity to tell you a bit about us and why we are the right choice for you. At TAG Trans Inc, we offer professional driving career opportunity that rewards your commitment to excellence. Our team members can expect great support and career opportunities. Before you become part of our team, you need to get preapproved. CONDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL One year of experience, flatbed is a plus Pass pre-employment drug screen test (arranged and done prior to arriving) Be accepted by our insurance. Based on your MVR (Moving Violations Record) and PSP (Roadside Inspection Violations). Pass orientation, In-person at our Chicago office Road test There are two ways how you can become an Owner Operator with TAG Trans Inc : We can help you find a combination of truck and trailer trough TAG Equipment LLC. The current down payment requirement and promotion program offers may expire without notice. Lease payment vary from truck to truck, as low as $299 up to $890 per Week. Without promotion, Down Payment depends on the equipment make, model, odometer and year. Buy or lease a truck via ANY third party financing outside of TAG Trans Inc, and sign on with TAG Trans Inc and ripe the benefits of being part of our team and everything we can offer Call us on (855) 396-6604 for more information or apply online below Lease-Purchase Program The lease program in place and is available through TAG EQUIPMENT LLC and there are 3 different lease programs in place : 15% downpayment towards truck of your choice upon qualification No MONEY Down with 15% downpayment deduction with in the first 20 weeks (program designed for used trucks and trailers) Be Commercial Truck Driver (CTD) for some of our Fleet Owner Operators for a time period of 10 months, upon completion you are automatically qualified to get into our Lease purchase program with. NO MONEY DOWN out of Pocket CHOOSE any truck NO BALLOON payment OWN it free and clear after 2-4 years As you get qualified for one of our Lease-purchase programs there are some Responsibilities that come with it among other things You need to be incorporated prior to arriving (LLC, S-Corp )in order to get on a lease program You should be prepared to stay on the road for at least a few weeks at a time, it may be difficult to pay for everything at the beginning so your flexibility is necessary $2000 Escrow account is set up in the first 10 weeks ($200x10 weeks ) You should keep in mind the maintenance program is mandatory (5cpm on all miles per week till you have at least 5k on that maintenance account) on older trucks that are without factory warranty, after the first 10 weeks Bobtail insurance is your business responsibility and needs to be provided (we can help you out with some recommendations and guidance) Benefits of our Lease purchase program that you can expect : Earn up to $16,000 a month! 1hr per month Financial coaching ($400 value) GET PAID 80% of each load (Liability, GL, and Cargo $250k is included) 2% Gross revenue Longevity bonus,( 0.5% every 6 months, 1% yearly,2% within two years) and after two years you will run on only 18% commission Dedicated Lanes and routes combined with experienced Dispatcher You work only with one Dispatcher and build that relationship over time Weekly pay, a direct deposit by Friday 9 pm Driver of the Year program in place, for a total $10 000.00 bonus Safety bonuses on every inspection $300,$200,$100 Driver referral bonuses $1000 Paid Quarterly DOT inspection, when your truck and trailer passes the inspection 2500 miles per week minimum, CONSISTENTLY! Start-up assistance program for aspiring Owner Operators without equipment on Flatbed side Trailer rental program available Fuel discount program, Fuel Card / Mastercard for Cash advances Scale Prepass devices available Prev Maintenance Program and Maintenance Assistance Trailer Assistance program for rent or lease purchase Parking yard with a repair shop on site Tire program and assistance Plate assistance program Full service for all your trucking needs We handle IFTA for you Highway usage tax assistance Our safety department will handle log auditing, compliance as well as all necessary regulatory compliance oversight (driver qualifications, files, drug testing) Call us at (855) 396-6604 for more information or apply online below ()

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inMotion Center is celebrating 20 years in Newton

The inMotion Center is celebrating its 20th year of providing dance lessons among many other services to residents in Newton and Jasper County.

inMotion is owned by Michelle O’Brien who has her own history with dance that came full circle with dancing from a young age to ending up owning a dance studio and being able to teach this art to other generations of families.

“It has always kind of been on my bucket list of things that I wanted to do,” O’Brien said. “I always knew I was going to dance. I’ve danced since I was five. That was just my thing.”

Throughout her life she went to Drake University and then wound up at Columbia College in Chicago. O’Brien stayed in Chicago for 13 years and was involved in dance throughout her time there. She was then approached to buy out Patty’s School of Dance in Newton.

“It took me about a year to decide what I wanted to do ... Things just kind of were falling into place and I bought them out,” O’Brien said.

When you own a dance studio for 20 years that means lots of recitals and classes, but also lots of children and families. O’Brien does have favorite memories and feelings from her time owning and operating inMotion in Newton.

“Seeing the growth of the kids ... I have students that have graduated and I now have their kids,” O’Brien said. “The most fun is being in the room with the kids.”

inMotion students have the opportunity to participate on the dance company competition team that goes to events like Iowa Wolves games and Drake University games. The company is currently preparing for those event. inMotion also offers tumbling and dancing among others but O’Brien said the lessons go beyond the dance steps as children learn life lessons and build self-esteem.

“It is not just about dance ... There is so much growth,” O’Brien said. “It brings them so much joy and it brings me joy.”

While the studio doesn’t really have anything planned to celebrate two decades of service to Newton, O’Brien said they did make a shirt to commemorate the recitals they have done throughout the years.

“On the back of the shirt is every single recital and the year like all meshed up together,” O’Brien said.

Spending 20 years doing the same job every day can be difficult to do, but O’Brien said it has been easy for her citing that when you are doing something it doesn’t feel like work.

“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years, like it’s gone so fast,” O’Brien said through laughter. “I think it is because I love what I do. I love my job.”

O’Brien said that inMotion currently has about 300 students throughout the classes and different age groups. The future of the studio looks to be in good hands. O’Brien also wanted to extend a special thank you to her husband and her staff that are with her and continue to be with her.

“I have been so fortunate. I have surrounded myself with good people,” O’Brien said. “We are a good place, we love what we do.”

For more information on the services the inMotion Center provides, visit its Facebook page at or its website

“It’s an affordable thing to do that is going to benefit your kids tremendously,” O’Brien said,

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Why the Promised Land Is Just a Prophetic Shadow of the Kingdom of Heaven


Have you ever found yourself reading a Scripture you know or have heard many times in church, but on that particular day, its meaning becomes brand-new to you? We should always be looking for and expecting new revelation when we come to read and study God's Word. When this happens to me, I am inclined to go deeper into God's Word to see what else He wants to show me concerning the word or idea.

This article started as a prophetic word. During a Tuesday night service at the church I pastor, Crusaders Church in Chicago, I prophesied about moving into a good land. After delivering that word, I began to do a word study in the Scriptures regarding "the land"—the land of Canaan, the promised land, inheriting the land and the good land.

The good land is a picture of kingdom living—living in the glory realm and in the promises of God. The good land is God's country. It is a place where goodness, abundance, prosperity, excellence, refreshing, beauty, nourishment, blessing, satisfaction, plenty and glory are ways of life. It is the land of the finest, best and choicest of meat and grain. It is a place where we are nourished, shielded and safe. We receive abundant harvests, and all our works are fruitful in the good land. It is a place where becoming fat and large is a spiritual picture of prosperity, wealth and the anointing. I have a passion to see people live in prosperity, abundance, peace, joy and victory in the land God has promised us in Christ.

The good land is also a picture of the promised land to which God was leading the Israelites upon their exodus from Egypt. He was leading them to the physical place called Canaan. God Himself brought them into a good land, a land of milk and honey (Exod. 3:8; Num. 14:8; Deut. 31:20; Ezek. 20:15), as He promised their forefather Abraham (Gen. 12:7).

Today, God's people enter the good land through Jesus Christ, as we have now by faith become the spiritual seed of Abraham (Rom. 11:11-31). The good land is no longer a physical place but a spiritual representation of what was purchased for us by the finished work of Jesus at the cross. It is a metaphor for our spiritual inheritance in Christ and the blessings we have as a result. So now because of Christ, the saints of God dwell in this land and possess it by faith.

Our Inheritance

"Earth" in the Bible's original Greek language is ge, which literally means "land." That's a big distinction, because when you hear or read the word earth, you may think of the entire planet. But when you think of land, the concept of the physical area adjusts to mean only a portion of the planet. Of course, when God sent the Israelites in to possess the land, they were not going in to possess the entire planet. They were possessing the land of Canaan. God gave them parameters (Num. 34:1-12).

When Jesus said in Matthew 5:5 that the meek will inherit the earth, He had certain spiritual boundary lines in mind. Though the verse is commonly quoted, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Jesus did not mean the entire physical planet but a special spiritual land set aside for those who love Him, which they inherit as they come into fellowship with Him.

Several Scriptures talk about the good land. Psalm 25:13 says, "His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth [the land]." In Psalm 37, the phrase "inherit the earth" (or land) is mentioned five times (v. 9, 11, 22, 29, 34).

But the book of Psalms was written almost 1,000 years after Joshua led the people of Israel into Canaan, yet still we find several references in Psalm 37 to inheriting the land. Why is the Word of God still talking about possessing the earth?

First, I believe that all the promises of God are fulfilled in Christ. Christ is the fulfillment of all the Old Covenant promises and all the Old Covenant types and symbols. As part of the Old Covenant, God told the Israelites, "I am going to bring you into a good land. This is going to be your inheritance. This will be your possession" (see Deut. 5:31, 6:1, 26:1). But the inheritance of the physical land was something that was temporary, earthly, physical and natural. It was a type of something greater, which we find in Christ.

Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, the priesthood, the sacrifices—all these things were types and shadows of a greater reality in which the fulfillment is Christ. So when Scripture says, "The meek shall inherit the earth," it is an Old Covenant picture of what we inherit in Christ. The land is Christ; Christ is the promised land. Christ is our inheritance. So blessings, prosperity, peace, shalom, favor, land flowing with milk and honey—all these are types and symbols of what it means to live in Christ and to walk and live in the Spirit.

So many people today, especially Christians, are focused on the physical piece of land housing Israel, the Gaza Strip and Palestine, as if that is to be the focus of the kingdom. They miss the fact that the land God sent Israel into—and please catch this because you must understand types, shadows and figures in order to rightly divide the Word of God—is a natural representation of something much greater in the Spirit. Though they were sent into this physical land, we must understand that God has something much bigger in mind than just a physical piece of land. The kingdom of heaven is much bigger than that.

Receiving this broadened perspective can be a problem for some Christians whose eyes are so locked on the natural and the physical that they miss the spiritual reality of what we possess in Christ.

What we possess in Christ is a fulfillment of the picture and shadow of what the people of Israel possessed by going into a physical land. Literally, Christ is the good land. Living in the Spirit is the good land, and that is the land given to us.

Allow me to lead you through an example of how a type and shadow may be read in the Old Testament and then seen in the New Testament as fulfilled.

Deuteronomy 8:7 says, "For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs that flow out of valleys and hills."

What does water represent in the Bible? It represents the Spirit of God. Jesus said in John 7:38b (KJV), referring to the believer, "Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." And in John 4, He said, "The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (v. 14).

The good land is a picture of living a Spirit-filled life: worship, prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, discernment, tongues, interpretation, miracles. That's what we have in Christ. Life should never be boring when you have the Spirit of God flowing consistently. Your life should be full of water, full of fountains, full of depth and full of the river of God (Ps. 46:4). The water of the Spirit of God should always be flowing in your life; if you are not experiencing that, you are not living in the good land. And if you allow it, the enemy will rob you of what it means to live in the good land, to live in the blessings of the Spirit of God.

As you study all the things the people of Israel inherited, realize these are types and shadows of what you have in Christ. When Christ says, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5), He is not referring to something physical. He is referring to something much greater than the physical. He is referring to living in salvation, redemption, abundance, glory and shalom. This is the good land.

Blessed Are the Meek

If you are wondering who "the meek" are in Matthew 5:5, let me uncover the mystery: you are the meek. The good land is part of your inheritance in Christ. You are blessed and an heir to the land. It is yours in Christ!

My paraphrase of Isaiah 1:19 says, "The meek are humble, teachable, and able to be corrected by God. They are willing and obedient; therefore, they eat the good of the land."

When you read the phrase "blessed are the meek," know that it is all about Jesus and our restoration through salvation to His image and likeness. Jesus is a picture of the meek. In Matthew 11:29, He said He was meek and lowly in heart. He has inherited the earth in the sense that He possesses the entire world.

Psalm 2:8 (MEV) tells of the promise of the Father to the Son, who becomes the King: "Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession."

Christ's dominion is over the entire earth. Jesus is the embodiment of meekness, and when we enter into Christ, we take on all that He is; therefore, we take on His meekness. His meekness becomes part of our lives. We cannot be meek apart from Christ.

All the promises that are revealed to us through Scripture and by the Spirit of God are found and fulfilled in Christ. So blessed are the meek—blessed are those who are in Christ, the meek one—for they shall inherit the earth, or possess the land.

Appropriated by Faith

Being in Christ is more than being saved. It's more than going to heaven. It's more than just being justified. But many believers have not allowed themselves to live in the good land because of tradition, religion, fear, doubt and other people's interference. They never use their faith to appropriate the land.

When Jesus asked the disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" (Matt. 16:15b), we are witness to Peter's revelation of who Jesus is: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (v. 16b). My desire is that people get a revelation of Christ and thereby get a revelation of the good land.

The enemy will work overtime on your mind and emotions to keep you in an exhausted and frustrated state so that you will believe the good land is for super saints and not for you. This is a lie. Like many people with potential, there may be times when you feel stuck outside of your promises because you have unconsciously partnered with the lies of hell. This is one of Satan's strategies to get you to believe his lies, to make vows and partner with him, and to empower demon spirits to wreak havoc in your life.

You may hear words such as, "Things will never work out for you." You begin to agree with the deception and speak it over yourself: "Things will never work out for me." This is the work of the enemy, and as he influences what you speak, his demons will honor your word. They understand the realm of covenant and keep you on the outskirts of the good land by sowing lies into your heart and mind. You must rise up, break those lies, renew your mind and begin to prophesy the blessings of the good land. The good land is not just for others; it is for you!

Believe what God is saying to you in this hour. I believe that by faith you can inherit the promises, rest, joy, peace, favor, glory and all the great things that belong to us as a result of inheriting the land. The land does belong to you as a child of God. It is a spiritual inheritance. It is a spiritual land that belongs to you. And you can have it by faith if you understand what the land is, what it represents and how we possess it in Christ.

I believe God wants you to live in the good land to enjoy His blessings and promises that are in Christ. The more revelation and understanding you receive, the more you confess this and believe and walk in this. Whatever your current situation is, faith will turn your whole life around. Faith will cause you to move out of a place of poverty, stress and fear, and into a place of abundance, victory and favor.

Begin to confess this and believe it, appropriating it by faith. Rise up. Come out of bondage. Come out of the wilderness. Come out of that dry place. Get into the good land and dwell there all the days of your life. {eoa}

John Eckhardt is overseer of Crusaders Ministries. He is an author and speaker who has ministered in more than 80 nations.

CHARISMA is the only magazine dedicated to reporting on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of believers around the world. If you are thirsty for more of God's presence and His Holy Spirit, subscribe to CHARISMA and join a family of believers who choose to live life in the Spirit.


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19 películas de Netflix, HBO, Movistar + y Amazon Prime perfectas para alimentar tu espíritu navideño


19 películas de Netflix, HBO, Movistar + y Amazon Prime perfectas para alimentar tu espíritu navideño

La Navidad calienta motores en las plataformas de streaming, y somos muchos los que ya hemos puesto el árbol, comprado nuestro vestido con brilli brilli para Nochevieja y colocado los calcetines para que ni Papá Noel ni los Reyes se pierdan. Por eso ya va siendo hora de que comience también la maratón de películas navideñas en la televisión, tanto las clásicas como las novedades que nos traen las plataformas de streaming. Te enseñamos las mejores películas de Navidad de 2018 de Netflix, HBO, Movistar+ y Amazon Prime Video para que el espíritu navideño te posea por completo.

Cambio de princesa

Las protagonistas, una panadera de Chicago y una futura princesa, se parecen tanto que podrían pasar por la misma persona. Por eso la princesa planea hacerse pasar la una por la otra durante las Navidades. Las dos aceptan, pero pronto descubrirán que no va a ser tan sencillo como esperaban.

Al estilo del Tú a Londres y yo a California de Lindsay Lohan, Cambio de princesa, lo nuevo de Netflix que se estrena el 16 de noviembre, tiene como protagonista absoluta a Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), y ha venido para sorprendernos estas Navidades.

Algo para recordar

Sam Baldwin, un arquitecto viudo, es engañado por su hijo de ocho años para contar su historia en un programa de radio. Una de las miles de mujeres que lo escuchan y quedan prendadas de su encanto es Annie Reed, una joven periodista que está a punto de casarse. Él decide volver a salir con mujeres, y ella duda sobre lo que es el amor.

Algo Para Recordar Las Mejores Peliculas De Navidad En Netflix Hbo Movistar Amazon Prime Video Y Flixole 2018

Tom Hanks y Meg Ryan protagonizan Algo para recordar, una emblemática comedia romántica de los 90 ambientada en la época navideña y que tiene mucho amor.

Crónicas de Navidad

Crónicas de Navidad se estrenará el próximo 22 de noviembre, y cuenta la historia de Kate y Teddy, dos hermanos que acaban colándose en el trineo de Santa Claus para grabarle con su cámara. Están a punto de cargarse las Navidades, pero pronto formarán una alianza con él para que todo siga el cauce previsto.

¿Kurt Russell haciendo de Papá Noel? Si creías haberlo visto todo, es que aún no habías descubierto la Navidad en Netflix.

Polar express

Tom Hanks es el maquinista del Polar Express, un tren que llega a casa de un niño en Navidad para que haga realidad sus sueños. Polar Express es una película de Robert Zemeckis, nominada a tres Oscar, y fue la primera en rodarse por completo en performance capture, un sistema de animación que captura los movimientos del actor y los transforma en imágenes animadas en tres dimensiones. Mucha nieve y magia en esta adaptación del libro "El expreso polar", de Chris Van Allsburg.

El grinch

En el pueblo de Villaquién todos celebran la Navidad menos el Grinch, un ser gruñón y peludo que vive en lo alto de la montaña y cuya única compañía es un perro. Una dulce niña intentará averiguar por qué el Grinch detesta las fiestas navideñas.

El Grinch Las Mejores Peliculas De Navidad En Netflix Hbo Movistar Amazon Prime Video Y Flixole 2018

Tanto si odias la Navidad como si la adoras, El Grinch es una de las elecciones más divertidas para esta época del año. Esta comedia, donde Jim Carrey brilla con su peculiar humor, fue ganadora de un Oscar en 2001 y tiene una nueva versión animada en los cines.

El calendario de Navidad

La nueva película de Bradley Walsh es una producción original de Netflix y cuenta la historia de una fotógrafa en una mala racha (Kat Graham) que hereda un antiguo calendario de adviento cuyo contenido parece tener la habilidad de predecir el futuro.

Los gremlins

Es Navidad y Ram Pelzer (Hoyt Axton), se adentra en el barrio chino de una ciudad en busca del regalo perfecto para su hijo Billy (Zach Galligan). Allí encuentra a Gizmo, un encantador Mogwai cuyo cuidado exige mucha responsabilidad: no debe darle la luz brillante, no debe estar en contacto con agua y, por mucho que llore, nunca, nunca, puede comer después de medianoche. El problema es que no será tan fácil cumplirlas como parece.

Por mi parte, no imagino una Navidad sin Gizmo, la ternura personificada. Mucho humor, acción y toque navideño que hacen de Los Gremlins un clásico del cine fantástico perfecto para disfrutar en estas fechas.

Herencia navideña

Ellen (Eliza Taylor), es la irresponsable heredera de un gran emporio de la industria del regalo. Para darle una lección, su padre decide que a cambio de recibir su regalo navideño, Ellen deberá viajar de incógnito a entregar la tradicional carta de Navidad a su tío Zeke, el extraño socio de su padre. Herencia Navideña es un “drama ligero romántico” y fue una de las apuestas de Netflix para las pasadas Navidades. Este año también está disponible para los rezagados que no la vieron, o para los que sí lo hicieron y quieren repetir.

Solo en casa

Cuando los McCallister se marchan a París para pasar las vacaciones de Navidad, se olvidan de un pequeño detalle: su hijo Kevin no está con ellos en el avión. Para el pequeño es una maravillosa noticia, al fin podrá hacer todo lo que sus padres le prohíben, hasta que una pareja de ladrones intenta robar en su casa. Solo en casa es la comedia americana que transformó en estrella a su protagonista Macaulay Culkin y es ideal para que el espíritu navideño por fin entre en ti.

Un príncipe de Navidad

Amber (Rose McIver) es una joven periodista que debe cubrir en Navidad la sucesión del trono del polémico príncipe Richard (Ben Lamb) en el pequeño reino de Aldovia. Tras una desastrosa rueda de prensa, Amber decide colarse en el palacio real para intentar sacar algo en exclusiva. Allí será confundida con Martha, la nueva maestra de la princesa Emily (Honor Kneafsey). Amber irá conociendo mejor al príncipe durante los días que pasan hasta la ceremonia de sucesión, disputada por el conde Simon (Theo Devaney), primo del heredero y segundo en la línea de sucesión.

Un príncipe para Navidad fue de lo más sonado en las pasadas Navidades de Netflix. Esta producción original del gigante del streaming es según Espinof, un placer culpable. ¿Te vas a resistir a este romance navideño? Y si te enamoras, Netflix también tiene la segunda parte, Un príncipe de Navidad: La boda real.


En una pequeña ciudad española se inventan una campaña caritativa de Navidad destinada a familias ricas con el lema "Cene con un pobre". Para participar en la cabalgata que organizan contratan a Plácido (Cassen), un honrado trabajador, y a su motocarro. Él acepta, pero justo ese día le vence una letra para pagar el vehículo y empieza a luchar con bancos, notarios y ricos que no harán nada para impedir el embargo de su único medio de vida.

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Un clásico entre los clásicos. Luis García Berlanga nos sumerge en la España más tradicional con una comedia de 1961 que llegó a estar nominada al Óscar a la Mejor película de habla no inglesa.

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Impulsado por el whisky barato y la codicia, Willie Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) de nuevo hace equipo con su compañero Marcus (Tony Cox), para planear un robo en la víspera de Navidad. La entidad elegida esta vez es una organización benéfica de Chicago dirigida por Diane (Christina Hendricks), una mujer con un corazón de oro y una líbido de acero. A la banda se les une Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates), que eleva el nivel de ambición de la banda, al tiempo que baja los estándares de comportamiento criminal.

Tras el éxito de Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton repite en su papel de Willie Soke, el Santa Claus más irreverente del cine. Esta comedia navideña, es ácida, satírica y muy divertida, y la elección más gamberra de esta lista.

Pesadilla antes de Navidad

Jack es el rey de la Ciudad de Halloween. Supervisa las delicias macabras, los escalofríos y las sorpresas que se exportan al mundo real, pero está aburrido de esa rutina. Un día, por accidente, Jack tropieza con una entrada a la Ciudad de la Navidad y se queda extasiado con los colores, los juguetes y la alegría que ve. Obsesionado con la idea de hacerse con el control de la Navidad, convence a sus súbditos para que lo ayuden a suplantar a Santa.

Recuerdo como si fuera ayer cuando fui al cine siendo una niña a ver esta película de animación de Tim Burton. Flipe tanto con Jack y con este gótico cuento navideño, que aún hoy tengo un muñeco suyo disfrazado de Santa Claus en la estantería de mi salón. La mezcla perfecta entre la Navidad y Halloween tiene nombre y es Pesadilla antes de Navidad.

Solo amigos

Chris (Ryan Reynolds) es un buen chico, aunque un poco pardillo. El día de la graduación del Instituto decide armarse de valor y confesarle su amor a Jamie (Amy Smart), pero ella le quiere... solo como amigo. Diez años más tarde, Chris se ha convertido en un atractivo y prometedor productor musical. Su éxito con las mujeres le ha hecho olvidar su fracaso con Jamie. O al menos, eso es lo que él cree. La gira con la estrella del pop Samantha James (Anna Faris), le obliga a hacer escala en su antiguo pueblo en Navidad. Muy a su pesar, va a reencontrarse con su familia, sus amigos... y con Jamie.

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Si has visto Deadpool sabrás que Ryan Reynolds tiene una maravillosa vis cómica. Y esta comedia romántica tan navideña es una demostración más de ese talento humorístico. Desenfadada y con mucha nieve, Solo amigos es perfecta para ver después de un atracón de polvorones y bajar esas calorías de más con carcajadas.

Jungla de cristal

El detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) decide viajar a Los Ángeles en Navidad, cargado de regalos, para intentar rehacer su vida familiar. Al llegar a la oficina de su mujer Holly ignora lo que Gruber y una docena de terroristas planean: sellar el edificio y tomar como rehenes a los empleados. Pero McClane no ha sido visto, y ahora, solo con un arma y su valor y astucia, deberá desbaratar el plan de los asaltantes.

Jungla de cristal es la película navideña con más acción (y la mejor según algunos) que encontrarás para estas fechas. Porque en Navidad también pueden gustarte las balas, los puñetazos y los héroes americanos.

Que bello es vivir

George Bailey (James Stewart) es un honrado ciudadano que siempre se ha sacrificado por los demás. Dirige un pequeño banco familiar, a pesar de los intentos de un poderoso banquero por arruinarlo y abrumado por la desaparición de una importante suma de dinero, decide suicidarse. Pero entonces aparece Clarence (Henry Travers), un ángel de segunda clase que es enviado a la Tierra con la misión de disuadirle, y ganarse así sus alas. Para ello, le muestra cuál habría sido la vida de aquellos que le rodean si él no hubiera existido.

Este clásico de Frank Capra, basado en el cuento de The Greatest Gift de Philip Van Doren Stern, es la típica película para ver abrazado a los tuyos mientras una lagrimita te recorre la mejilla. Todos influimos en la vida de los demás, aunque a veces pensemos que no, y Qué bello es vivir es perfecta para recordarnos que somos importantes.

El día de la bestia

Un sacerdote (Álex Angulo) cree haber descifrado el mensaje secreto del Apocalipsis según San Juan: el Anticristo nacerá el 25 de diciembre de 1995 en Madrid. Para impedir el nacimiento del hijo de Satanás, el cura se alía con José María (Santiago Segura), un joven aficionado al death metal. Ambos intentan averiguar en qué parte de Madrid tendrá lugar el apocalíptico acontecimiento. Con la ayuda del profesor Cavan (Armando de Razza), presentador de un programa de televisión de carácter esotérico y sobrenatural, el cura y José María invocan al diablo en una extraña ceremonia.

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Alex de la Iglesia firma este film, el más satánico y siniestro de nuestra navideña lista, que es una mezcla de comedia, terror y thriller. El día de la bestia se llevó seis premios Goya, incluyendo el de Mejor director, y aporta el toque más grunge a tu Navidad cinéfila.

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Un padre en apuros

Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) es uno de esos padres que suele pasar poco tiempo en casa con su familia. Cuando se acercan las navidades, le promete a su hijo que tendrá el mejor regalo del mundo, el muñeco del superhéroe de moda, Turboman. Cuando Howard se quiere dar cuenta, el día de Navidad está a la vuelta de la esquina y no se ha preocupado en absoluto de comprar el deseado juguete. Ahora está agotado en todos los centros comerciales y su única esperanza es el sorteo de una radio local.

No podíamos dejar fuera a Arnold Schwarzenegger y su odisea buscando el regalo de su hijo, Jake Lloyd (Anakin en la saga de Star Wars). Esta vez Terminator no tirará de fuerza ni de armas, sino de humor en una comedia clásica de Navidad.

Love actually

¿De verdad pensabas que no incluiríamos Love Actually en una lista de películas navideñas? Desde hace 15 años no imaginamos una Navidad sin ella. Es todo lo que debería ser el espíritu navideño: está cargada de amor, de ternura, de regalos, de nieve, de amistad y de familia. Es realmente divertida, dulce y se ha convertido en una tradición navideña tan importante como comerse las uvas de fin de año.

Ocho historias que se cruzan en un reparto de esos que enamoran. Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson o Bill Nighy son algunas de las caras conocidas de esta comedia romántica británica que nos enamoró desde el primer día. Love Actually es Navidad, ni más ni menos.

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B-Tree Index Improvements in Postgres 12 — B-tree indexes have been improved in Postgres v12 - this article describes some easily understood examples. It won’t affect most users but there are some performance benefits, particularly for databases stored on media with poor random read performance (e.g. magnetic storage).

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Activists with Slaughter Free Chicago (SFC) gathered November 7 at City Hall to push the city—once, says SFC founder Robert Grillo, the “slaughter capital of the world”—to eliminate its remaining slaughterhouses. Dozens of protesters sang, spoke with mayoral staff, and invoked the memory of the socialist writer Upton Sinclair, whose book The Jungle exposed the squalid working conditions of the city’s meatpackers.

Published in 1906, Sinclair’s novel galvanized landmark legislation empowering the federal government to regulate meat quality. But the plight of the workers themselves (let alone the animals they killed) went largely unaddressed. “I aimed for the public’s heart,” Sinclair famously wrote, “and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

The latest wave of slaughterhouse critics hopes this time, it can hit the heart.

On the surface, the situation for animals is grim: The Trump administration has loosened government protections in areas from wildlife refuges to trophy hunting to the meat industry, and climate emergency is poised to threaten wild animal populations worldwide. Though Trump did sign a federal ban on intentional animal cruelty November 25, it specifically exempts farms, slaughterhouses, hunters, fishers and research labs, rendering its scope limited. But a series of high-profile animal rights victories has swept the country in recent weeks, suggesting more substantive reform may be possible.

On October 30, activists in the public gallery at a New York City Council meeting thrust jazz hands to the air in celebration of a ban on foie gras produced from force-feeding, amid a raft of animal welfare legislation that included the establishment of a city office explicitly dedicated to animal welfare concerns, new data-keeping requirements on animal cruelty reports, vaccination requirements, equine working conditions, and regulations promoting shelter adoption—many of which reflect active ongoing campaigns elsewhere. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the legislation November 25.

Earlier in October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws banning the manufacture or sale of new fur products, as well as the use of most animals in circus acts. In August, Illinois became the third state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on nonhuman animals, following California and Nevada. And in Milwaukee, activists organized a successful resistance against a proposed plan to build a slaughterhouse in a long-vacant north Milwaukee business park, in a campaign partly inspired by SFC.

The 21th century, thanks in part to activist efforts, has seen a “loosening up of the instrumental perspective on animal use,” says Bernie Unti. Unti, a senior policy adviser to the president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has written extensively on the history of the animal protection movement. In the early-to-mid 20th century, Unti says, the movement largely focused on more modest campaigns such as those surrounding dogs and cats in pounds; a fast-growing meat industry parried any more ambitious proposals. But shift in public attitude, combined with technological innovations in clothing, research and fake meat, is making reforms an easier lift than in decades past.

“A common misconception about animal rights activists is that we only care about nonhuman animals, and that we’re discrediting human culture and human behavior,” says Amy Zignego, who helped organize the Milwaukee campaign. “We always have to be really sensitive. We don’t want to be perceived as a bunch of white vegans.”

Of the dozens of business-park neighbors whose doorbells activists rang, Zignego said, only one person had even heard about the slaughterhouse development plan, which was, at the time poised to proceed with little debate. Acting quickly, activists successfully pushed to delay the vote. The district’s alderman initially backed the proposed slaughterhouse on account of its potential to provide jobs and accused activists of “selective indignation” Ultimately, however, citing an “overwhelming response from neighbors in opposition to the project,” he changed his mind. The slaughterhouse company pulled out.

Zignego says the campaign aimed for an “intersectional” approach, arguing that the deleterious effects she associates with slaughterhouses—noise, pollution, and low-quality work—animated the activists just as did straightforward animal welfare concerns.

But there can also be tensions when human and nonhuman interests appear to diverge. The fur debates which have raged in California and New York—where the City Council speaker proposed a ban earlier this year—have in some cases stoked resentments along racial lines. The president of California’s Black Business Association, for instance, accused the anti-fur campaign of “ignorance,” citing the cultural significance of fur among black women. Corporations help fuel these tensions: The Intercept found that some California fur advocates received previously undisclosed payments from an industry organization.

Some activists acknowledge that many high-profile movement victories—even substantive ones—can feel somewhat parochial: Queen Elizabeth fur free; Pfizer banned a forced swim test, Walmart ends live fish sales. But many believe such narrower campaigns can effectively pave the way for change on a larger scale.

The Berkeley, Calif.-based grassroots advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) pushed for the statewide fur ban, but press coordinator Matt Johnson clarified the specificity of the issue did not reflect the scope of the group’s ambitions, which include the end of all animal exploitation for food, clothing, science and entertainment. But the statewide law, following municipal fur bans implemented in municipalities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, is consistent with the pattern laid forth in DxE’s 40-year “strategic roadmap.” This roadmap emphasizes local seed activism—with Berkeley as the epicenter—to forcefully push the proverbial Overton Window, fundamentally transforming how the public and the legal system conceive of nonhuman animals.

DxE formed this decade, and has gained prominence through its “open rescue” actions whereby activists enter a farm without authorization, document conditions and take with them animals in need. The strategy, which predates the organization, strives to extend legal precedent and to publicize mistreatment of animals. The group takes particular aim at source farms for retailers like Whole Foods that advertise as more humane.

A meat industry report showed that, while 2017 saw a slightly reduced volume of meat sales from the previous year, sales of meat with “production claims” like “antibiotic-free” or “organic” increased by more than 38%. For Johnson, this dual trend embodies the shortfalls of consumer-based rhetoric, which he doubts can galvanize the fundamental change he desires. Unti from HSUS sees validity in such criticisms, but still takes heart in the fact that more consumers experience a moral churn as they choose their eggs.

Ultimately, both activists agreed the movement must shake its reputation of self-righteousness—justified or not—to be successful.

Critics, Unti says, have charged that animal rights activists are “good at one thing: saying 'shh, tsk tsk.' Telling people what they should not do.”

“The message is so much centered around ‘go vegan,’ ” Johnson says. “It gives people this impression that you’re either in the snobby holier-than-thou club that no one really wants to be in, or anyone in that club thinks that you’re an evil person.”

Instead, he suggests, advocates’ message should be “systems-focused. People are on your side if you can craft that message. It feels like we should be at the tipping point.”


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World on A Wire (Fassbinder, 1973): Close-Up Cinema, 7pm

This film is showing as part of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder season at Close-Up Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Though it sometimes seems repetitive or predictable, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 205-minute exploitation of SF and hard-boiled-detective cliches (1973) is so affecting it could induce a sense of existential crisis. It's based on a novel by Daniel Galouye, and its tale of an artificial-intelligence expert (Klaus Lowitsch) investigating the death of a colleague with whom he developed some cutting-edge technology makes the subsequent Blade Runner seem redundant. The cinematography (by Michael Ballhaus), production design, sound effects, and music are eerie, convincing, yet campy; their combination demonstrates a control of tone that's nothing short of miraculous. Numerous minor characters' perspectives swirl in and out of a consciousness attributed, almost by default, to the main character who must deal with the deepest, darkest questions about the nature of identity and existence.
Lisa Alspector

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Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 339: Thu Dec 5

The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch, 1940): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.25pm

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Chicago Reader review:
There are no Art Deco nightclubs, shimmering silk gowns, or slamming bedroom doors to be seen, but this 1940 film is one of Ernst Lubitsch's finest and most enduring works, a romantic comedy of dazzling range that takes place almost entirely within the four walls of a leather-goods store in prewar Budapest. James Stewart is the earnest, slightly awkward young manager; Margaret Sullavan is the new sales clerk who gets on his nerves—and neither realizes that they are partners in a passionate romance being carried out through the mails. Interwoven with subplots centered on the other members of the shop's little family, the romance proceeds through Lubitsch's brilliant deployment of point of view, allowing the audience to enter the perceptions of each individual character at exactly the right moment to develop maximum sympathy and suspense. With Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, and Felix Bressart.
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Under the Sun of Satan (Pialat, 1987): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm

This presentation, which is also being screened on December 30this part of the ‘Maurice Pialat and the New French Realism’ season. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Maurice Pialat's high-powered adaptation of Georges Bernanos (whose fiction has previously provided the basis for two Bresson films) won the best film award at the Cannes film festival in 1987, which occasioned a great deal of controversy. A dark film both literally and figuratively, it follows the spiritual crisis of Father Donissan (Gerard Depardieu) and his curious relation to a young woman named Mouchette (Sandrine Bonnaire); Pialat himself plays the father superior. Uncompromisingly rigorous and harsh, Pialat's remarkable film isn't for every taste—acceptance of Bernanos' world isn't an easy matter—but it is certainly a major work by a major filmmaker, with one of Depardieu's strongest performances.
Jonathan Rosenbaum 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 335: Sun Dec 1

Police (Pialat, 1985): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm

This presentation, which is also being screened in NFT1 on December 13this part of the ‘Maurice Pialat and the New French Realism’ season. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
When Andrew Sarris suggested that watching Gerard Depardieu read the telephone directory would be worth the price of admission, some wag riposted that Maurice Pialat's Police was the place to test the theory. Well, it is and it isn't—the longueurs are there, but to insist on them too strongly is to miss the subtle penetration of Pialat's approach. Depardieu plays a French cop whose sense of legality roughly mirrors the criminals he hounds, and Pialat follows him around with unflappable resolve (the tremor in the tracking suggests a life perpetually on edge), exposing the links between criminality and police work without conventional moralizing, also minus the cynicism of the typical French policier (e.g., My New Partner, which wears its corruption like a badge). As the cop given to underworld longing, Depardieu's a study in shifting attitudes, and Richard Anconina's lawyer is simply shifty; both are excellent without a phone book, as is the rest of the cast: Sophie Marceau, Pascale Rocard, Sandrine Bonnaire (1985).
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Here (and above) is the trailer.

Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 334: Sat Nov 30

Nocturno 29 (Portabella, 1968): ICA Cinema, 4pm

This is part of the most complete and ambitious retrospective of radical Catalan filmmaker Pere Portabella’s work. You can find the full details hereThis screening is introduced by scholar Ona Balló Pedragosa. A recorded interview with actress Lucia Bosé accompanies the introduction.

Chicago Reader review:
This is the first feature of Pere Portabella, the remarkable Barcelona-based Catalan filmmaker. He started out as a producer of art films by Carlos Saura, Marco Ferreri, and Luis Buñuel, and Buñuel's first Spanish feature, Viridiana, so angered the Spanish government that it took away Portabella's passport for many years. Nocturno 29 is a narrative film that refuses to tell a story and an underground anti-Franco film that was most often shown clandestinely (its title refers to the number of years Franco had then been in power), and it evokes both European art films of this period (its star is Lucia Bosé, an actress associated with Antonioni and Bardem) and the bolder experimental cinema Portabella would embark on soon afterward. Coscripted by poet Joan Brossa, it has the kind of moody provocation that captures its period indelibly.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is an extract.

Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 333: Fri Nov 29

Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.30pm

Here's one of the great films set during Christmas, and an opportunity to see Stanley Kubrick's much-underrated final movie re-released for the 20th anniversary by Park Circus and Warner Brothers on an extended run at BFI Southbank. This screening includes a discussion with Katharina Kubrick, composer Jocelyn Pook and director of the short film Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut, Matt Wells, which is being shown at all the screenings of the film.

If you're interested in reading more about this film I can recommend two BFI publications - Michel Chion's Modern Classics monograph on Eyes Wide Shut and the chapter on the film in James Naremore's book titled On Kubrick.

Chicago Reader review:
Initial viewings of Stanley Kubrick's movies can be deceptive because his films all tend to be emotionally convoluted in some way; one has to follow them as if through a maze. A character that Kubrick might seem to treat cruelly the first time around (e.g., Elisha Cook Jr.'s fall guy in The Killing) can appear the object of tender compassion on a subsequent viewing. The director's desire to avoid sentimentality at all costs doesn't preclude feeling, as some critics have claimed, but it does create ambiguity and a distanced relationship to the central characters. Kubrick's final feature very skillfully portrays the dark side of desire in a successful marriage; since the 60s he'd been thinking about filming Arthur Schnitzler's brilliant novella "Traumnovelle," and working with
Frederic Raphael, he's adapted it faithfully--at least if one allows for all the differences between Viennese Jews in the 20s and New York WASPs in the 90s. Schnitzler's tale, about a young doctor contemplating various forms of adultery and debauchery after discovering that his wife has entertained comparable fantasies, has a somewhat Kafkaesque ambiguity, wavering between dream and waking fantasy (hence Kubrick's title), and all the actors do a fine job of traversing this delicate territory. Yet the story has been altered to make the successful doctor (Tom Cruise) more of a hypocrite and his wife (powerfully played by Nicole Kidman) a little feistier; Kubrick's also added a Zeus-like tycoon (played to perfection by Sydney Pollack) who pretends to explain the plot shortly before the end but in fact only summarizes the various mysteries, his cynicism and chilly access to power revealing that Kubrick is more of a moralist than Schnitzler. To accept the premises and experiences of this movie, you have to be open to an expressionist version of New York with scant relation to the 90s (apart from cellular phones and AIDS) and a complex reading of a marriage that assumes the relations between men and women haven't essentially changed in the past 70-odd years. This is a remarkably gripping, suggestive, and inventive piece of storytelling that, like Kubrick's other work, is likely to grow in mystery and intensity over time.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the new 20th anniversary trailer.

Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 331: Wed Nov 27

DuBarry Was a Lady (Del Ruth, 1943): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.50pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the BFI musicals season (details here). The screening on a 35mm Technicolor dye transfer print from the BFI National Archive.

Chicago Reader review:
Cole Porter's 1930 Broadway hit as filmed in 1943 by MGM, with Red Skelton and Lucille Ball taking over for Bert Lahr and Ethel Merman. Porter had his usual Hollywood bad luck, with many of his songs cut or turned into background music, but Roy Del Ruth's direction has a sloppy, burlesque vitality and the Technicolor photography (by the great Karl Freund) is good, garish fun. With Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien, Donald Meek, and, in his first film, Zero Mostel; the dance numbers were directed by Charles Walters.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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Dr. Dan Hooper is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. He is also a Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin.

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Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australia – A Thrilling Company

During the week of November 18th, 2019, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australia, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organization and Australia’s leading contemporary dance company shared their skill and energy with Chicago. This visit resulted in the first-ever [...]

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians’ Holiday Baroque Concert Preview – A Holiday Tradition

Don’t miss the  much-loved Rembrandt Chamber Musicians’ Holiday Baroque Concert on Sun., Dec. 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 N. Sheridan Road, in Evanston, IL.  This group is Chicago’s premiere ensemble  that focuses on timeless classical [...]

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Chicago defense lawyers who must deal with fingerprint-matching experts in court took a test for fingerprint examiners and easily passed despite having no training--raising more questions about the validity of U.S. forensic science, reports The Intercept.

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With zero students, another Englewood high school slated to close


The only district-run school that Chicago intends to shutter this school year is one with not a single student.

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Some unexpected, but welcome, program payoffs


We’re Cassie Walker Burke, Yana Kunichoff, and freelancer extraordinaire Ariel Cheung, bringing you the latest news each week in Chicago education. What's on your mind as the end of 2019 nears? Talk to us.  Week in review Pre-K upsets: Four months after Chicago’s early learning chief stepped down, another top administrator is leaving, amid […]

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Chicago schools’ preschool chief steps down


For the second time in four months, a top administrator in Chicago's early learning program is stepping down, amid a critical rollout universal pre-kindergarten.

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Six things to know as the Illinois state board takes over as a lifeline for charters


The proposed new rules represent a shift toward a less friendly environment for charters in Illinois.

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Chicago is expanding sought-after academic programs. Now it’s seeing some welcome payoffs.


As it sprinkles academic programs citywide to spread opportunity more equitably, Chicago has found that half the schools with expanded offerings gained enrollment.

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Big Wonderful Thing; Kindness December; and Justice


I finished the big wonderful Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas by Stephen Harrigan, weighing in at 925 pages. It was a huge book that touched down briefly to alight on everything-Texas, from the Alamo to Barbara Jordan.  I'm zig-zagged through an audiobook version of Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, as author David Downie stops by some of the less well-known spots in Paris. I also followed author Alex Kotlowitz into a violent summer in Chicago in An American Summer: Life and Death in Chicago


I started reading Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Harvard professor Michael J. Sandel during the Thankfully Reading Weekend. It's a wonderful and thoughtful book that carefully considers the ethics of actions, and I was reading along in it quite briskly until Bonnie of Bonnie's Books shared with me the videos of Sandel's lectures at Harvard on Justice, and now I'm reading a little and watching a little and thinking a lot. Thank you, Bonnie.

Just for fun, here's Michael J. Sandel speaking with Stephen Colbert:

I've joined the Thankfully Reading Weekend hosted by Jenn of Jenn's Bookshelves. There are no rules to the weekend; we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for the year. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button and sign up here.

And, just for fun, I created a Thankfully Reading BINGO game. To add a little excitement, I'm offering a $25 gift card to Book Depository to one person who plays and links up on my blog. Again, there are no real rules with the BINGO game; do as little or as much as you want. Join in until Sunday, December 1 at the end of the day CST.

I've read 197 out of 222 Cybils picture books and board books. Books are arriving daily. It still feels like I have a lot to read, with 25 more books to go.

Here is the December Action for Happiness calendar, the Kindness Calendar. Download your own Kindness Calendar here

We've turned the corner into the busy lane of the year, haven't we? I read and reviewed Easy Cake Cookbook last week, and it has perfect easy recipes for cakes that you can make about as quickly as you can pop into the grocery, find a cake, and buy it. I imagine I'll be using it a lot in the next few weeks.

I'm very happy you found your way to the Sunday Salon. I am delighted when you link up here and let us know what you have been doing. I hope you will visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

Some of the things we often talk about here:

  • What was your week like?
  • Read any good books? Tell us about them.
  • What other bookish things did you do? 
  • What else is going on in your life?

Other places where you may like to link up are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.

My linkup for Sunday Salon is below. 


The Thankfully Reading Weekend: A Few Days of Relaxing Reading Plus a $25 Gift Card Giveaway


It's the Thankfully Reading Weekend hosted by Jenn of Jenn's Bookshelves. 

There are no rules to the weekend; we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for the year. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit.We’ll also be checking in on Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #thankfullyreading. Join in for the weekend or for only a single day. No rules, no pressure! If you think you can join in, grab the button and sign up here.

I'm excited to spend a few days reading, relaxing, and maybe nibbling on a little bit of turkey and pie. Just for fun, I created a Thankfully Reading Weekend Tic-Tac-Toe Game. 

Want to join me in playing? Start any time. Do as much or as little as you like. Talk about it on your blog (or Twitter or wherever you like to talk books) as little or as much as you like. When you are finished (with a square, a row, or all the squares) link up here and throw your name into the hat to win a $25 gift card from Book Depository. The BINGO game Linky will be open from November 27th through the end of the day CST December 1, and it is open to anyone in the world who can receive books from Book Depository. 


What are my plans to celebrate Thankfully Reading Weekend? I have a lovely stack of nonfiction books, both from the library and from my own shelves, that I will have to choose from this weekend. I'll be cooking and visiting family as well. 

I'm printing out my BINGO board and I'm hoping to do a blackout.

Now where to start?!


I've finished the picture book Extinct: An Illustrated Exploration of Animals that Have Disappeared and mourned the loss of these beautiful and unique animals from our world, and then I moved on yesterday, amid the baking of the rolls and the Bailey's Irish Cream Bundt Cake, and read Alex Kotlowitz's deeply moving book, An American Summer: Life and Death in Chicago. I feel like I want to read something light, but I feel moved to go on to read Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel.

Bonnie, of Bonnie's Books, saw that I began reading Justice late this afternoon. She shared with me a link to author Michael Sandel's series of lectures that inspired the book. It has been fun reading a chapter and then watching a lecture.


Midday, I'm about halfway through with Justice and about halfway through with the series of lectures by author Michael J. Sandel. 


I'm still reading Justice, and I also started Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Helligman.


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She Painted A Neighborhood


Have you ever wondered why your favorite color is what it is? Until I heard today’s TedTalk by Amanda Williams - Why I Turned Chicago’s Abandoned Homes Into Art - I had never given it much thought.

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WS ReelTALK: What It Means To Live Your Art


You don't want to miss our WomanScape interview of glass artist Melissa Ayotte. Her work was a hit at the SOFA Fine Arts Show in Chicago earlier this month.

The post WS ReelTALK: What It Means To Live Your Art appeared first on WomanScape.


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Gun control advocates nervous as Supreme Court takes up first 2nd Amendment case in a decade - NBC News

  1. Gun control advocates nervous as Supreme Court takes up first 2nd Amendment case in a decade  NBC News
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Will Cyber Monday 2019 deals be a disappointment? - Android Central

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Get your beef sandwich fix at Boeufhaus in Ukrainian Village


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There is no doubt that they need many playmakers yet on both sides of the field, QB is not tops on the list of things the Raiders are in desperate need for.However, there is always a shopper when it comes to quarterbacks in the NFL and getting a good one is a premium that can pay dividends in many ways. Dwayne Haskins would be one hell of a back up plan to Derek Carr if he does struggle in 2019, and he could easily demand a premium in trade if Carr regains his franchise QB status. The one fact that we all agree on is that the NFL is a cold business, and if the team thinks they can improve they will do it no matter who they already have in place. If Jon Gruden is not completely sold on the future of the franchise under Carr then you better believe that he’d be willing to spend a high pick on someone he considered an upgrade.That brings us back to the rumors swirling around Dwayne Haskins’ possible fall in the draft. As good of a prospect as he appears to be, he only has one starting season under his belt and he is competing with a 3 ½ year starter in Drew Lock of Missouri to be the 2nd QB picked in 2019. To make matters worse for Haskins, he might not even be 3rd because of the sudden hype lifting Duke QB Daniel Jones into the 1st round conversation as well.ESPN’s Todd McShay touched on this topic on the morning show ‘Get Up’ the other day when he spoke about the possibility of other QB’s leap frogging Haskins due to his lack of experience. Though he does say that he ultimately sees Haskins going in the top 10, he sees the best fit with the Giants who could easily pass on taking a QB at 6 because they have another pick coming at 17th overall.“If any of these quarterbacks are going to fall a little bit, it might be Haskins,” Todd McShay said on ESPN’s ‘Get Up!’ “It will be interesting to see. I keep hearing the Giants may not be in love with Haskins. I put him there because it’s kind of the only place in the top 10 I felt good about putting him. I do think, ultimately, he’ll wind up going somewhere in that range. But it may be a team moving up. The Giants could just pass on him and wind up taking Drew Lock a little bit later with that 17th pick.”That isn’t the only NFL insider that believes that the 10-17 range is entirely possible for the Ohio State QB either, Adam Schefter also said he ultimately believes that will be the range that Haskins will be picked in as well. He spoke on the issue on Sirius XM radio, and he also said that some teams don’t even have a 1st round grade on Haskins going into this draft.This chatter hasn’t escaped the attention of Haskins, though he says he couldn’t care less about it. That’s actually a great attitude to take about the situation because if you can’t control it then why worry about it.“I couldn’t care less,” Haskins said on ESPN’s First Take. “I did well at the Combine, did well at meetings at the Combine. I threw the ball well at Pro Day and I did well at my visits and my meetings. I did what I had to do as far as this process. It’s just been a long time. I’m ready to go play football again. Draft is next week, so we’ll see what happens.”There is also the opposite opinion of Haskins’ draft stock with Trent Dilfer stating that he believes he is Tom Brady-ish in his intelligence and Bar Stool Sports put out this bold tweet on Haskins’ behalf.That brings us back to the Raiders who very well could decide to take a chance on Dwayne Haskins if the price was right for them. He is a tall QB with a quick release that could translate very well into Jon Gruden’s quick strike offense. Though Haskins wasn’t pressured often in Urban Meyer’s Ohio State offense, he did have phenomenal stats in his one year starting with him completing over 70% of his passes and throwing 50 touchdowns.If the Giants do pass on him for a different signal caller in this draft then the Raiders might be a great fit for him to sit for a season and learn from a QB guru coach in Gruden. It also could help motivate Derek Carr into a better season with him knowing without a doubt in that circumstance that he needs to step up or he would be being shipped out.What do you think Raider Nation? At what point do you think it’d be worth it to consider Dwayne Haskins in this draft or is it just too high of a pick to use on a player that likely wouldn’t contribute in his rookie season? There is a lot to like about Haskins, but is he worth a high pick in this draft for the Raiders?

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Avalanche Crush Hawks, Keith Injured


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Blackhawks Recall Wedin, Place Cagguila On LTIR


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Otto Porter Out At Least Two More Weeks With Foot Sprain


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Chile | Müllkippen-Mittelschicht

Die „Chicago Boys“ dachten einst, sie hätten ein Wirtschaftswunder geschaffen. Die Realität sieht ganz anders aus

Wir glaubten, die Ungleichheit würde schließlich verschwinden“, sagt Rolf Lüders, während er sich an die Zeit als Wirtschaftsmanager in Chile erinnert. Der mittlerweile 85-Jährige zählte einst zur Gruppe der „Chicago Boys“, die heute für eine extreme Ungleichheit und damit die Massenproteste verantwortlich gemacht wird. Ich bin nach Santiago gereist, um dem nachzugehen, immerhin wurde Chiles Volkswirtschaft einmal als Vorzeigemodell dargestellt, dem andere Ökonomien folgen sollten.

Bei den „Chicago Boys“ handelte es sich um chilenische Austauschstudenten, die in den USA Wirtschaftswissenschaften studierten, um – nach Hause zurückgekehrt – ihre Altersgenossen ein für alle Mal von sozialistisch inspirierten Ideen abzubringen. Ihr Einfluss sollte bald größer sein, als sich das irgendjemand vorstellen konnte. Nachdem sich Augusto Pinochet 1973 an die Macht geputscht hatte, beförderte er diese Spezies von Ökonomen schnell auf Ministerposten. Ein von den „Boys“ herausgebrachtes Buch voller marktorientierter Maßnahmen mit dem Titel El Ladrillo (Der Ziegelstein) galt als Blaupause dafür, wie Chiles Wirtschaft geführt werden sollte. El Ladrillo erklärte den öffentlichen Sektor zum größten Problem – also wurde der geschleift. Zwischen 1973 und 1980 sank die Zahl staatlich kontrollierter Unternehmen von 300 auf 24, während die Budgets für Infrastruktur, Wohnungsbau, Bildung und Soziales zusammengestrichen wurden. Die ersten Ergebnisse fielen katastrophal aus, denn Chiles frisch liberalisierter Finanzsektor wurde 1982 durch einen Crash gelähmt, doch waren zwischen 1985 und 1997 Wachstumsraten um die sieben Prozent zu verbuchen. Die Investitions- und Exportraten wurden zu den besten in ganz Südamerika. Milton Friedman, der Lüders und Kollegen unterrichtet hatte, nannte es das „Wunder von Chile“.

Ein Bad für zehn Familien

Zugleich nahm die Ungleichheit stark zu, aber zwei Säulen des Plans der Ökonomen machten dies in ihren Augen zu einem zweitrangigen Problem. Die erste Säule bildete der Glaube, dass Armut durch Wachstum ausgerottet werden könne. Die zweite bestand in den Bildungsreformen. Im Buch El Ladrillo heißt es in einem Kapitel über Chancengleichheit: Privatisierung schaffe mehr Universitäten, dazu werde ein neues Stipendiensystem Kindern aus ärmeren Familien helfen, einen Abschluss zu bekommen. Auf dem Papier schien der Plan – armutsdämpfende Bildung und ein bildungspolitisches Sicherheitsnetz – kohärent, doch die Berichte derer, die im heutigen Santiago über die Runden kommen müssen, zeigen seine Leerstellen auf.

„Wir erhalten keine Hilfe“, sagt Melissa Niera und zeigt mir das selbst gebaute Lager im Süden der Hauptstadt, das sie und ihr Mann Emmanuel ihr Zuhause nennen. „Wir gelten als Mittelschicht, nicht als arm.“ Menschen wie sie haben Jobs als Gärtner, Lehrer, Pflegehelfer oder Verkäufer in Handyläden, aber ihr Einkommen liegt gerade so über Armutsniveau. Melissa Nieras provisorische Unterkunft auf einer einstigen Müllkippe ist aus dünnen Spanplatten gezimmert, ihr Badezimmer, das sich ein Dutzend Familien teilt, besteht aus vier Wellblechplatten und hat kein Dach. Alle in diesem Quartier leben von der Hand in den Mund und kaufen ihre Lebensmittel für 20 Prozent des Einkommens mit informellen Krediten in kleinen lokalen Geschäften. Sie erleben, dass Santiagos Pharmazie-Ketten keinen Grund sehen, in ihrem Bezirk tätig zu werden. Man müsse daher staatliche „Volksapotheken“ einrichten, sagt mir der kommunistische Lokalpolitiker Daniel Jadue.

Weit davon entfernt, die Ungleichheit auszurotten, hat ein pervertierter Bildungsmarkt sie vielmehr zementiert. In den 1970ern gab es in Chile acht Universitäten, alle staatlich finanziert. Heute sind es über 150, von denen zwei Drittel gewinnorientiert und Privatfirmen sind. Die Regierung gibt gerade einmal 0,5 Prozent des Bruttoinlandsproduktes für Hochschulbildung aus, so wenig wie kein anderes OECD-Land. In Santiago findet sich an jeder Ecke eine Universität: oft in Nebenstraßen oder zwischen zwei Showrooms für Autos.

Angeblich drückt Wettbewerb die Preise und erhöht die Qualität. In Chile ist es genau umgekehrt. Ein Studium kostet im Durchschnitt 41 Prozent des Durchschnittseinkommens, und die 50-prozentige Abbrecherquote ist weltweiter Spitzenwert. Melissa und Emmanuel bereuen beide, dass sie studiert haben, denn das habe ihre Jobaussichten nicht verbessert, ihnen lediglich lebenslänglich Schulden beschert.

Fährt man in Santiago ganz nach Süden, sinken die Bildungsabschlüsse und Einkommen weiter. Wie sehr schadet es dem Gefüge einer Stadt, wenn Orte durch Einkommensverhältnisse definiert werden? Die Plaza Italia beispielsweise, Schauplatz der jüngsten Unruhen, stellt eine Art Grenze dar, die Wohlhabende nie Richtung Süden überschreiten. Es gibt Parks für Reiche sowie Parks für die Armen und damit die Umwandlung von öffentlichem Raum in Zonen, deren Begehbarkeit vom Einkommen abhängt. Man trifft auf das Phänomen der ultimativen Privatisierung – die der sozialen Infrastruktur einer ganzen Metropole. Es ist die einzige, die von den „Chicago Boys“ nicht beabsichtigt war.

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Association Departures and Arrivals (November 22, 2019)


Nov. 22, 2019


CEO Departures

Moore to exit INFORMS

Melissa Moore will retire as executive director of the $13M-revenue INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences on Sept. 1, 2020. Moore has led the Catonsville, Md.-based group since 2011. She previously was a partner at the consulting firm The Delta Group and EVP of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She also was executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.

INFORMS credits Moore’s leadership with reversing deficit finances, doubling the group’s net assets and increasing both revenue and conference attendance.

CEO Arrivals

Staton appointed CEO of AAHOA

The Atlanta-based, $12M-revenue Asian American Hotel Owners Association has hired Cecil Staton as CEO, effective Nov. 18. He succeeds Chip Rogers, who became CEO of  the American Hotel & Lodging Association earlier this year.

Staton most recently was chancellor emeritus at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. His previous positions include interim president of Valdosta State University and vice chancellor for extended education with the University System of Georgia. He also is a five-term Republican state senator, having served as majority whip in the Georgia State Senate.

Korn Ferry assisted in the search.

Hoak to lead home care group

Vicki Hoak has joined the $1.5M-revenue Home Care Association of America as executive director, effective Nov. 12. She succeeds Phil Bongiorno, who stepped down in September to become VP, policy and government relations, at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. Hoak most recently was CEO of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association.

Valve manufactures tap Rhoderick as president

Heather Rhoderick has been named president of the $1.6M-revenue Valve Manufacturers Association of America, effective Nov. 6.

Rhoderick most recently was senior VP, events and information, at the American Composites Manufacturers Association. She previously was director, NEXPO and federation services, for the Newspaper Association of America. She has an MBA from Virginia Tech.

Sterling Martin Associates assisted in the search.

Newly formed council names leader

Jessica Bowman has been appointed executive director of the Plant Based Products Council, a new group that advocates for the use of consumer products made from plant-based materials. She is also simultaneously VP of advanced bioproducts at the Corn Refiners Association.

Bowman joins PBPC and CRA from the American Chemistry Council, where she was executive director of the FluoroCouncil. She previously was senior director of environmental affairs for Airports Council International-North America.

Karlin to head agriculture coalition

Marni Karlin has been named executive director of the CEA Food Safety Coalition, a new group representing the controlled environment agriculture industry. Karlin previously was VP of government affairs and general counsel for the Organic Trade Association.

She has a law degree from the University of Chicago.

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Spencer Pederson, new VP of federal affairs, joins GMA from the American Chemistry Council, where he was director of federal affairs. Previously, Pederson spent 12 years working on the Hill, most recently as legislative assistant to Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.).


The $65M-revenue Mortgage Bankers Association has hired Ethan Saxon as associate VP of legislative affairs, where he will focus on lobbying Senate Democrats. Saxon previously worked on Capitol Hill, most recently as chief of staff for Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), and as deputy chief of staff for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).


Richard Sedlak, EVP of technical and international affairs at the American Cleaning Institute, will retire Dec. 31 after 42 years with the organization. The $12M-revenue ACI announced that James Kim, associate vice president of science and regulatory affairs, will lead ACI’s technical and regulatory department, effective Jan. 1.

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Hun Quach has left the $22M-revenue Retail Industry Leaders Association, to join the sporting goods company Under Armor as senior director, government relations. She was VP, international trade for four years at RILA.

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Oliver Spurgeon has left the $37M-revenue National Association of Community Health Centers to join law firm and lobbying group Arent Fox as senior government relations director. Spurgeon was deputy director of federal affairs at the NACHC. Previously, Spurgeon was government affairs manager at the National Recreation and Park Association.


The $43M-revenue Business Roundtable has hired two people for the position of director, policy.

Katie Sarro previously worked at the Council on Competitiveness, where she was senior policy director for three years. Donald McIntosh joins BRT from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he was chief counsel to commissioner and acting chair Victoria Lipnic.

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Patrick Newton has been hired as director of advocacy communications at the $258M-revenue National Association of Realtors, effective Nov. 19. Newton was press secretary for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan budget think tank.

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Rick Berger has been appointed VP, member engagement at the $30M-revenue Interactive Advertising Bureau. He will lead IAB’s member engagement and satisfaction and develop strategic partnership programs. Berger joins IAB from Conversant, a digital platform arm of Epsilon, where he was senior director of business development. Previous experience includes VP of sales for inPowered, an IA platform for content marketing, and senior director of enterprise sales at advertising technology company Viant.


Kelly Wohlgemuth has been named VP, brand at the $89M-revenue Urban Land Institute. She joins ULI from the National Retail Federation, where she was director of marketing. Previously, she was senior manager of loyalty brand marketing and communications at Marriott International and the director of corporate partnerships at Trust for the National Mall, a fundraising nonprofit.

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The $197M-revenue American Hospital Association announced that EVP and COO Maryjane Wurth will retire next year. AHA has hired Michelle Hood to succeed Wurth, starting 2020.

Wurth joined AHA in 2016 from the Illinois Hospital Association, where she had been CEO. Hood will join AHA from the Maine-based healthcare nonprofit Northern Light Health, where she has been CEO for 14 years. She is currently on the AHA Board of Trustees, serving on the board’s executive committee, and also chairing the operations committee.


The $97M-revenue American Nurses Association has appointed Oriana Beaudet as VP of nursing innovation, effective Dec. 2.  She will direct nurse-led initiatives across the ANA Enterprise, the umbrella organization for ANA, the American Nurses Foundation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Beaudet was most recently VP of transformation at Array Advisors, an organization focused on strategy development, organizational transformation, and facility informatics in the hospital and health care industry. 


The $16M-revenue Airports Council International-North America has hired Pablo Nüesch as general counsel, effective July 1, 2020. Nüesch succeeds Tom Devine, who recently announced his plan to retire June 30. Devine rejoined ACI-NA as general counsel in 2014. 

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Top executive brings experience in health care groups, events management and value of taking time for one-on-one lunches with staff


Nov. 22, 2019
By Tom Squitieri

Johnnie White sensed the board of the American Society of Appraisers wanted its next CEO to take charge and navigate the organization to a more vibrant and visible level. So during his job interview White suggested that board members should step aside if they hired him and let him do just that. Run the organization.

“You (the board) need to stay at the strategic level and let me handle the operations,” White explained during an interview with CEO Update.

They did, and then he did.

White, who joined ASA as CEO on April 15, said the 17-member board “had been so down in the weeds, the organization could not be as efficient as it should be.”

White said board members are now going through a governance training program to understand how a board stays at a strategic level. He expects that training to be completed by January. He said this new way of thinking should provide the foundation for efforts to increase the visibility and impact of ASA, which is based in Reston, Va., and reported revenue of $5.7 million in its most recent tax filing.

White’s priorities begin with ensuring that ASA is seen as “the preeminent appraisal designation.”

More specifically, he wants to bring into the membership thousands of appraisers now working without a professional net, boost education opportunities for appraisers in the U.S. and abroad, and introduce students and other younger individuals to the benefits of being an appraiser.

The task could be seen as daunting. But bear in mind that White is a Dallas Cowboys fan in Washington Redskins territory: He knows how to confront challenges and maneuver with agility.

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White’s move to ASA was a deliberate shift. He has worked at associations and nonprofits throughout his career, but mostly in the health care arena. He spent more than eight years at the Endocrine Society, then nearly five years at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Before joining ASA, White was senior director at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where he oversaw global education, meetings and strategic partnerships.

Much of his professional focus has been on meetings and events. He was board chairman of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) in 2013; the group honored him with a Visionary Award for lifetime achievement in 2016. He is also a public speaker and an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University’s Global Hospitality Management Program.

White said he has had offers to join other health care associations but chose ASA for the challenge presented in a field entirely new to him.

Potential for growth

ASA touts itself as the oldest appraisal-related association and the only major group covering all specialties.

There are five broad categories of appraisal review and management: business valuation, gems and jewelry, machines and technical specifies, personal property and real property. White says there is much room for growth in membership in all of those areas.

“For example, we have 6,000 members (in ASA). Real estate is our third largest area and there are 80,000 state-licensed real estate appraisers operating. There is potential to grow there,” White said. (ASA is one of a number of associations in the appraisal industry. The Chicago-based Appraisal Institute, which represents real estate appraisers, says it has 18,000 members.)

Many appraisers have state licenses or certifications and do not understand the value of obtaining the more professional status of ASA credentials, he said. To bring in some of these individuals, ASA launched a new membership category for state-certified real property appraisers. Those appraisers can get discounts on conferences, enroll in a local or virtual chapter and access other ASA resources. Ideally, these “Ally” members will “see the benefit (of full membership) and hopefully down they line they will move up in the organization,” White said.

ASA’s current membership is skewing older, so attracting younger generations is critical. One way is through new student membership options. Another innovation: A podcast series titled “Stories of Value” debuted in October to look at the human side of the appraisal profession.

When White was hired, ASA put out a press release that praised, among other things, how White “set himself apart by demonstrating his intellect and his outstanding leadership qualities, especially in the area of inspiring others to achieve their best with his team-building management style.”

White said he found that ideas from staff were sometimes stymied at ASA in the past. The group currently has 28 staffers plus two temporary employees. One way he is opening a communications channel is through a lunch outreach program, something he has used successfully at other organizations. He regularly invites a different staff member to lunch and “we just sit there and talk about anything and everything.”

“I am encouraging (staff) to come to me with ideas. I give them opportunities to do that,” White said. “No idea is a bad idea unless you don’t tell me what it is.”


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'We Wanted Our Patrons Back' — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

A growing number of public libraries across the country are revising their policies to eliminate overdue fines.
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For nearly a decade, Diana Ramirez hadn't been able to take a book home from the San Diego Public Library. Her borrowing privileges were suspended, she was told, because of a mere $10 in late fees, an amount that had grown to $30 over the years.

Ramirez, who is now 23 and stays in Tijuana with her mother, attends an alternative education program in San Diego that helps students earn high school diplomas. To her, the debt she owed to the library system was an onerous sum. Even worse, it removed a critical resource from her life.

"I felt disappointed in myself because I wasn't able to check out books," Ramirez said. "I wasn't able to use the computers for doing my homework or filling out job applications. I didn't own a computer, so the library was my only option to access a computer."

In April, Ramirez finally caught a break. The San Diego Public Library wiped out all outstanding late fines for patrons, a move that followed the library system's decision to end its overdue fines. Ramirez was among the more than 130,000 beneficiaries of the policy shift, cardholders whose library accounts were newly cleared of debt.

The changes were enacted after a city study revealed that nearly half of the library's patrons whose accounts were blocked as a result of late fees lived in two of the city's poorest neighborhoods. "I never realized it impacted them to that extent," said Misty Jones, the city's library director.

For decades, libraries have relied on fines to discourage patrons from returning books late. But a growing number of some of the country's biggest public library systems are ditching overdue fees after finding that the penalties drive away the people who stand to benefit the most from free library resources.

From San Diego to Chicago to Boston, public libraries that have analyzed the effects of late fees on their cardholders have found that they disproportionately deter low-income residents and children.

"A form of social inequity"

Acknowledging these consequences, the American Library Association passed a resolution in January in which it recognizes fines as "a form of social inequity" and calls on libraries nationwide to find a way to eliminate their fines.

"Library users with limited income tend to stay away from libraries because they may be afraid of incurring debt," said Ramiro Salazar, president of the association's public library division. "It stands to reason these same users will also stay away if they have already incurred a fine simply because they don't have the money to pay the fine."

Lifting fines has had a surprising dual effect: More patrons are returning to the library, with their late materials in hand. Chicago saw a 240% increase in return of materials within three weeks of implementing its fine-free policy last month. The library system also had 400 more card renewals compared with that time last year.

"It became clear to us that there were families that couldn't afford to pay the fines and therefore couldn't return the materials, so then we just lost them as patrons altogether," said Andrea Telli, the city's library commissioner. "We wanted our materials back, and more importantly, we wanted our patrons back."

The Chicago Public Library started looking at data that showed socioeconomic disparities within its system. Telli said low-income communities had more overdue fines than some of the more affluent neighborhoods of Chicago. It wasn't that Chicagoans in poorer areas were necessarily racking up more fines, she said, but rather, those patrons were unable to pay the overdue balances.

According to Chicago Public Library's internal analysis, some 30% of people living on the South Side of Chicago couldn't check out materials because they had reached the $10 fine limit for overdue materials. That ratio, however, dropped roughly 15% among cardholders on the more affluent North Side. Nearly a quarter of blocked accounts belonged to children under 14.

Having library fines stand in the way of people searching for jobs and social services "just seemed counterintuitive to us," Telli said.

The end of personal responsibility?

The fine-free movement isn't without its detractors. Mark Mitchell, a longtime user of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library, which eliminated fines last summer, worries that the end of fines removes the incentive to return library property.

"It encouraged me to return the books or the DVDs in a timely fashion rather than just keep them," said Mitchell, who restores antique clocks and lives two blocks from a Pratt library branch. "As it stands now, you won't be fined and you can return the DVD — or the book, or what have you — more or less whenever you want, I guess."

Mitchell acknowledged that some people are not able to easily return books on time, but fears libraries will be shortchanged.

"The library deserves as much money as it can muster," he said.

Some libraries have taken that philosophy to extremes. In November, a woman in southern Michigan faced criminal charges and possible jail time for not returning two books to the Charlotte Community Library.

After a national outcry, prosecutors dropped the charges. While library advocates say there is a real difference between fine forgiveness and failing to return a book, the case underlines the tensions libraries face between balancing patron accommodation and the need for deterrence.

And add this complicating factor to the equation: The fact that many libraries can't afford to collect most of the fines they're owed. This month, Boston Public Library joined the 5% of public libraries to stop charging minors late fees after a year of receiving just 10% of its nearly $250,000 owed from those under 18.

And in San Diego, officials calculated that it actually would be saving money if its librarians stopped tracking down patrons to recover books. The city had spent nearly $1 million to collect $675,000 in library fees each year.

In some public library systems, dropping fines is part of a larger policy of moving away from a punitive model. Chicago's cardholders have seven days past the due date to return items before their card is blocked from use. In the case of lost materials, patrons must pay to replace the book or provide a new copy of the same edition.

"We're really putting the focus on the physical object that needs to come back to the library rather than the revenue stream — that really wasn't a revenue stream," Telli said.

Clean slates

Some libraries have successfully lured back patrons by offering fine-forgiveness days. During a 2017 amnesty campaign in San Francisco, the public library recovered nearly 700,000 of its items over six weeks and restored the accounts of more than 5,000 patrons. The recouped materials included a long-lost copy of F. Hopkins Smith's Forty Minutes Late — which, despite its title, was a century overdue.

Back in San Diego, Ramirez is putting her renewed library card to use.

She has secured a job working events at the Petco Park baseball stadium after using the library computer to apply for the position. And she now frequents the library a few times a week for book talks or to check out works of young adult fiction.

"It's like a second home," she said.

Maybe one day, Ramirez hopes, other patrons will be checking out books that she herself wrote. She aspires to become a young adult novelist. But first, she wants to go to college — a dream inspired by the many pages she has turned among the library stacks.

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O’Hare, Midway Report Flight Delays, Cancellations With Weather Woes In Many Parts Of Country

Flight delays and cancellations were reported Sunday amid persistent rain, as well as weather issues elsewhere in the country.

Chicago Commemorates World AIDS Day With Events Around City

AIDS RibbonSunday marks World AIDS Day – a time to promote understanding of HIV/AIDS, and the medical, social and political challenges of the disease.

Woman Nominates 911 Dispatcher As Red Cross Hero, After Dispatcher Helped Her Save Her Sister’s Life

Lauren Trylovich, Amena KarimCBS Chicago is proud to be a sponsor of the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast – an event honoring those who go above to help those in need. This year, a woman from South Shore is nominating Lauren Trylovich, the 911 dispatcher who answered her call after her sister became unresponsive.

Akiem Hicks Returns To Bears Practice

Akiem Hicks was finally back on the Bears practice field Sunday for the first time since he dislocated his elbow way back in week five.

Teenage Girl Whose Body Was Found In Gary Alley Identified As Takaylah Tribitt, Who Went Missing In Chicago

Gary Body FoundA teenage girl whose body was discovered in an alley back in September has been positively identified as a missing Chicago girl.

Bond Set At $5,000 For Bernard Kersh, Man Slammed To Pavement By Police Officer, As Rev. Jesse Jackson Condemns Police Actions

Bond was set at $5,000 Sunday for a man facing charges of aggravated battery and resisting arrest – after he was slammed to the ground by a police officer on Thanksgiving when police said he spat on the officer.

92 Children, 3 Nuns Killed In Our Lady Of The Angels School Fire Remembered 61 Years Later

A mass was planned Sunday to honor the memories of 92 children and three nuns who died in the Our Lady of the Angels school fire 61 years ago.

1 Person Hospitalized After Being Rescued From Naperville Fire

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Salvation Army Red Kettle Stolen From Magnificent Mile

The Salvation Army said one of its bell ringers was taking a break when the kettle was stolen outside the Under Armour store at 600 N. Michigan Av.

MISSING WOMAN: Lisa Dorsey, 60, Might Be In Miami

Dorsey is known to frequent the areas of 95th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway, and 79th Street and King Drive, according to police.

City Health Officials Urge Chicagoans To Get Flu Shots Before Peak Season

The Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting four flu clinics this week, offering free vaccines. The events are on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.

Financial Disclosure A Target Of Illinois General Assembly’s Ethics Quest

A bribery charge against a state legislator and federal investigations into lobbying have Illinois lawmakers promising to tighten the rules of soliciting and exercising influence in the Statehouse, with a renewed focus on the ridiculed process of financial disclosure.

Elkhart, Indiana Museum’s Historic Rodin Sculpture Sold At Auction For $7.5 Million

The final selling price had surpassed Sotheby’s initial estimates, which was between $4 million and $6 million before the auction began.

Chicago Q Hosting Holiday Brunches Every Weekend In December

Chicago qDuring the month of December, Chicago Q will be hosting a duo of special holiday brunches each and every weekend at its restaurant on the Near North Side.

Pastoral Closing Cheese And Wine Shop Chain After 15 Years

“Unfortunately, not all dreams are meant to last forever, but that does not mean that they were not worth pursuing," Pastoral's owners wrote in a letter to customers.

Chicago Weather: More Rain On Sunday, Possibly Mixed With Snow, But Dry The Rest Of The Week

The start of December will be very different from the start of November, when temperatures were well below average.

Murders Reached Six-Year Low Last Month In Chicago; Violent Crime Down 11% From November 2018

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Kane Extends Point Streak, But Lehner And Crawford Struggle In 7-3 Loss To Avalanche

Robin Lehner gave up five goals in 14 chances before being pulled, but Corey Crawford didn't fare much better, allowing two goals on 15 shots.

Bernard Kersh, Man Slammed To Pavement By Police Officer, Charged With Aggravated Battery, Resisting Arrest

Bernard Kersh, 29, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery, one misdemeanor count of resisting police, and one misdemeanor count of simple assault.

Friends Hold Benefit Concert For Rylan Wilder, Teen Musician Accidentally Shot By Police Chasing Bank Robber

The youngest frontman to ever play Riot Fest was supposed to headline a show Saturday in North Center.

MISSING WOMAN: Jarae Frink-Shepard, Last Seen Near 46th And Drexel

Jarae Frink-Shepard, 22, has been missing from the South Side since Friday.

MISSING: Erika Hernandez, 14, Last Seen Two Months Ago

Erika Hernandez was last seen on Sept. 20 near 51st and Rockwell.

Police Suspect Arson After Man Found Dead In Chatham Apartment Building Fire; ‘It’s Just Evil’

The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. on the second floor of an apartment building at 83rd and Drexel, police and fire officials said.

Three Women Suspected In Shoplifting Incidents Charged After Leading Police On Chase In Lake County

Lake County Sheriff's deputies recognized the three women from bulletins regarding recent shoplifting incidents in the Chicago area.

Girl, 14, Charged With Trying To Rob Woman Who Shot Her In The Chest

Police said the girl had arranged to make a purchase from a woman who shot her in the chest.

Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins Tonight

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Former Democratic Campaign Staffer Alaina Hampton Settles Lawsuit Against Speaker Michael Madigan’s Political Committees

The lawsuit Hampton filed in March 2018 alleged that she was hindered from advancing in the speaker’s organization after alleging sexual harassment by a top Madigan lieutenant, Kevin Quinn.

Chicago Weather: Rainy And Windy Weekend, With Lakeshore Flood Warning

A lakeshore flood warning has been issued from noon Saturday through midnight Saturday night, as winds of 25 to 35 mph -- and gusts of up to 40 mph -- are creating waves of 8 to 11 feet on Lake Michigan.

Man Fatally Shot On IIT Campus In Bronzeville

Police said the man was walking near 33rd and Wabash around 10:40 p.m., when two men walked up and one of them shot him twice in the leg and once in the face.

Brookfield Zoo To Light Up With Holiday Magic On Weekends In December

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LOCATED: Frank Hyden, 89, Reported Missing From Crystal Lake

An elderly man who had been reported missing from northwest suburban Crystal Lake on Thanksgiving has been found safe.

Big Obstacles Remain Before Chicago Gets Long-Awaited Casino

The city must convince state lawmakers to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location, which already has sparked disputes.

Man Found Dead In Chatham Apartment Fire; Investigators Suspect Arson

The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. on the second floor of an apartment building at 83rd and Drexel, police and fire officials said.

Bulls Lose For 7th Time In 9 Games As Blazers Win 107-103

Carmelo Anthony can’t recall another a 10-block game like Trail Blazers teammate Hassan Whiteside had against the Bulls.

Police Chase Leaves Innocent Driver Caught In The Middle, Worried For His Hurt Daughter

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Man’s Car Is Keyed After Parking In Accessible Spot; Offender Said He Doesn’t ‘Look’ Disabled

He said it's not the first time he's been confronted by drivers who say he doesn't look like he needs his parking placard.

Surveillance Images Show Man Lurking In Harvey Shadows, Looking For Robbery Victims

The man is targeting people as they're coming home or heading to or from work in the early morning hours. Harvey police confirmed the same guy robbed two people minutes apart on the same block, all at gunpoint, leaving his victims and neighbors shaken.

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West Entrance to Chapel of St. Luke's Lutheran Church 2012


Image of the west entrance to the Chapel of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, taken in 2012 by visiting Chicago pastor, Rev. Luther Bajus, who was attending a convention of the SELC District at St. Luke's. Of note is the fact that Pastor Bajus is the son of Rev. John Bajus, who served as a Vicar to St. Luke's congregation in 1924 and instructed St. Luke's first Confirmation Class in the catchism during his stay in Slavia that year.


Wedding Reception, June 14, 1959. St. Luke's School Auditorium 2


The stage of the St. Luke's School auditorium was reserved for the "bridal party" at the wedding reception for Walter and Judy Duda on June 14, 1959. Some of the Slavia wedding customs came as a surprise to the bride, who had come from Chicago to teach in the school. She discovered that the couple was expected to open every gift (only a small portion of the many gifts can be seen in this photo), announce the name of the donor and describe each gift into a microphone during the course of the reception. (Note that school auditorium was NOT air conditioned and that the wedding ceremony had taken place at 7pm.)


Rev. Stephen Tuhy and Rev. John Bajus, c. 1962


St. Luke's pastor, Rev Stephen M. Tuhy (left) with Rev. John Bajus, Chicago. Rev. Bajus had served as the Vicar for St. Luke's decades before. The two men stand before the altar in the chancel of the "expanded brick church," which had been reconstructed in 1957. Photo taken, c. 1962.


St. Luke's Former Vicar, Rev. John Bajus, c. 1960s


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2slug. Will keep this short, maybe three points. Yes, Hayek did allow for the effects you mention, but I think he still viewed the interest rate stuff as more important. You seem to make it look like the Austrians are more into endogenous business cycles than Keynesians. I think it is the other way around. Again, lots of Austrians really do focus on the naughty central banks, in this way agreeing with Milton Friedman and old-school Chicago monetarists, despite their other disagreements. But Keynes himself and much more directly his important follower, Hyman Minsky, argued that animal spirits were more often than not endogenous to recent patterns in markets and the business cycle, with Minsky laying out a whole theory/model of this. Regarding Hayek, poorly informed libertarians and conservatives who have not read much Hayek really do not understand how complicated he was. He was no fan of Ayn Rand, and she was not a fan of his. Probably the most blatant example of this was back when Obama was trying to get the ACA passed, and various opponents, partly triggered by idiot shows on Fox News were waving copied of Hayek's Road to Serfdom, even on the floors of Congress, in opposition to the ACA. The ironic joke is that in RtS itself Hayek himself came out for full-blown universal national health insurance, making him much more of a socialist than that nasty Obama, with his ACA that was derived from a proposal that originated in the free-market Heritage Foundation. But, well...

AHF honors AHC’s Walter Webdale, Other Trailblazers for Lasting Contributions

  Walter Webdale and three fellow leaders were inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame at last week’s AHF Live in Chicago. For the past 20 years, Walter has served as the President and CEO of AHC, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and longtime HAND member. He has helped […]

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Dan MacAdam of Crosshair has just released a new official print for renewed Crosshair stalwarts The Black Keys, and two for Wilco. September saw new commissions for Blink-182 and studio favorites Black Mountain. Earlier 2019 releases include posters for his old friends June of 44, the mighty SunnO))), and more.

He also has a couple of new fine art prints.

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Jay Ryan Landland June of 44 San Francisco Poster


Jay Ryan always tells the best stories:
LISTEN TO MY STORY, CHILDREN. When I was a much younger man, I left home and traveled the western world aboard a ragged vessel which took me and my mates from one end of this country to the other several times over, as well as far-flung places like Chile, Iceland, Croatia, and Baltimore. Several of those voyages were in the company of a fine batch of actual human pirates who called themselves June of 44, and we had glorious times, with many tales to tell, and many songs sung in the dead of night. While I don't take to those voyages much these days (due to my bum leg and all), I am delighted to see that those swarthy asses known as June of 44 have taken again to the high seas and played three shows along the west coast this last weekend. Reports have come in that there was much scorching and blazing by both sharks AND sailors.
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I was fortunate to get to collaborate with my friends Jes and Dan from LANDLAND on this poster. In October, Dan came back to Chicago from Minneapolis and we shoved an ink drawing back and forth across the kitchen table for a couple days. Jes worked remotely, performing her magic watercolor-paint-based tricks to add some grit and rust to thie piece, before Dan masterfully printed all six screens at his home base in Minneapolis.
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Avs Beat Blackhawks, Duncan Keith To Sit Out Rematch

Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2.

Fantasy Football Start And Sit Week 13: Jets QB Sam Darnold In For Big Day Against Bengals

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Trubisky Throws 3-Yard Touchdown Pass To Montgomery With 2:17 Left As Bears Beat Lions

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Bulls Fall Short To Golden State In Thanksgiving Eve Game

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WWE Makes Major Change To Top Star Seth Rollins

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Indiana Couple Gets Married On-Ice At Chicago Wolves Game

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Bears Vs. Detroit Lions: Three Things To Watch For

They’re 29th in the league in both yards per attempt and rushing yards per game. Maybe they can get it going this week against a Lions defense weak against everything on defense.

Chicago Bears Vs. Detroit Lions: Some Facts You Need To Know

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Corey Crawford Makes 32 Saves As Blackhawks Shut Out Dallas Stars

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WWE Survivor Series 2019: NXT Joins Raw, SmackDown At One Of WWE’s Biggest Events

WWE champion Brock Lesnar (L) speaks during a WWE news conference as his advocate Paul Heyman looks on at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE's Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31.The card for WWE's Survivor Series 2019 is mostly complete, with headliners across NXT, Raw and SmackDown scheduled to clash in Sundays's pay-per-view.

‘Trubisky Needs A Break,’ Says SportsLine’s Kenny White On Giants-Bears

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White Sox Reach Three-Year Contract With Jose Abreu

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Fantasy Football Start And Sit Week 12: D.K. Metcalf A Prime WR Option Against Struggling Eagles Pass Defense

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Blackhawks Lose To Tampa Bay, Drop Second Straight

Dylan StromeAnthony Cirelli and Brayden Point scored 2:39 apart midway through the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

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Check out the Winnetka Fitness Center!

THE WINNETKA COMMUNITY HOUSE FITNESS CENTER I recently canceled my gym membership at a large national company and switched to the smaller and local Fitness Center at the Winnetka Community House. Not only was the cost half of the previous fee, but I’m thrilled with the equipment, staff, space, and fellow gym members.  Speaking of fellow gym members, I was lying on my mat and going through some tortuous ab repetitions this week and overheard two older gentleman having a thoughtful conversation about William Faulkner. He’s one of the authors who English majors (me) had to read and most of us disliked his writing. Too convoluted, labyrinthine, and obscure for me. Yet they were tackling the subject - two men in their eighties! One one had recently taken a course on Faulkner and the other remembered reading the Portable Faulkner. I was enchanted  with the idea of working out in a gym and hearing such sublime subject matter.  Most gyms have loud music (there’s music here but not deafening), loud people, and lots of slang, swearing, and grunting. But a deep conversation about an American author considered an icon to English professors. No, you won’t be hearing that too often -  Back to the physical space at the Fitness Center.  It’s clean, the equipment is newer, there’s plenty of space for everyone, and the cost can’t be beat. I missed using a particular smaller gizmo that I liked at my old gym - I requested it at the Winnetka Fitness Center - and voila, it appeared a week later. Talk about customer service! Separately, Pelaton bikes are available and there are many fitness classes to choose from. There’s also one of those trolley-like things that holds a lot of weight that you can push and pull up and down a long hallway.          If you’re into swimming or yoga, you’ll have to go elsewhere. But for a good and solid workout in the heart of Winnetka, the Winnetka Fitness Center can’t be beat. And trust me, the older folks will continue to have their own conversations, but there are plenty of young people - even college and high school aged, who frequent the Fitness Center.  The Winnetka Fitness Center620 Lincoln Ave.847-446-0537  While you’re here, please see ALL WINNETKA HOMES FOR SALE    Sign up to get monthly North Shore real estate news delivered to your inbox.It's free, we'll never sell your info, and you can opt-out at any time.Enter your email address at: North Shore Newsletter Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker since 1998 working in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.She can be reached at:Phone:  847-977-6024Email:  margaret.goss@bairdwarner.comSee her full BIOGRAPHY    Margaret Goss - Winnetka and North Shore Real Estate BrokerSpecializing in homes for sale in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, and Evanston.Looking for a knowledgeable Illinois Realtor?  Google me! Chicago North Shore Communities Map:


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Grace Community is a healthy and dynamic church that is growing strong in Grayslake, IL, a far north suburb of Chicago. We are currently looking for a Worship Leader who is gifted in leading others in passionate praise and awe-filled devotion to the Lord. This person would:

  • first and foremost, lead by example and model that before others – a lead worshiper who delights in the Lord and enters His presence with both humility and bold confidence through Christ.
  • be filled with the Spirit of God and grounded in the Word of God – a worshiper in spirit and truth.
  • be a strong, gifted worship leader who draws people into worship and a gifted musician vocally and instrumentally.
  • be a hard worker, committed to excellence personally and in others – developing vocal and instrumental worship teams, recruiting new people to the ministry and shepherding the faithful ones.
  • love cutting edge, contemporary worship music, and yet have an appreciation for traditional hymns and their usage in services from time to time.
  • enjoy all aspects of planning weekly services and special services (e.g. Easter & Good Friday, Christmas, Ministry Year Kick-off celebrations) that incorporate a variety of creative elements to foster and enhance worship.
  • desire to develop and oversee all aspects of the Worship Ministry (e.g. music, production, creative arts, administration, etc.) through pastoral and organizational leadership.
  • enjoy working under and alongside the leadership of the Lead Pastor, excited to be working as a team and yet deferring to authority and peers out of reverence for Christ.
  • be committed to Grace Community – its mission, values and people.

We currently have a paid, full-time position available for someone who fits these qualifications. This position would require leading worship regularly on Sunday mornings, leading worship team rehearsals, creating excellent services, and overseeing the development of all aspects of the Worship Ministry (official job description available upon request). Additionally, this position would lead other ministry within the church (e.g. missions, prayer, graphics design, social media, etc.) according to the applicant's gifting and experience and per mutual agreement at the time of hiring. This person would report directly to the Lead Pastor.

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If interested, please send your cover letter, resume, and music samples (video preferred) to us at


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Water Cooler: Frozen II, Ford v Ferrari, Survivor, The Crown, 21 Bridges, Klaus, Marriage Story, The Irishman, Uncut Gems & More


On the November 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.


Opening Banter: HT is away.


At The Water Cooler:

  • What we’ve been Doing:
    • Peter created his own Twitter account. He went to Disneyland and filmed a video on holiday tips and tricks. Watch the video, and hung up his Christmas and droid trees. Watch the video.
    • Chris adopted a turkey from Farm Sanctuary.
    • Brad wanted to beat the hell out of someone who wouldn’t shut up in a movie theater.
    • Ben turns this into a referendum on what is and isn’t acceptable in theaters with a list of inexplicable behavior he’s witnessed over the past few weeks.
  • What we’ve been Reading:
    • Ben read The Art of Game of Thrones
  • What we’ve been Watching:
    • Peter and Ben saw Frozen II.
    • Jacob and Brad watched Ford v Ferrari.
    • Peter watched The Mandalorian but you can hear all about that in the Friday podcasts. He also checked out the first two episodes of Encore on Disney+ and Survivor.
    • Jacob watched The Crown season 3.
    • Chris watched 21 Bridges, Klaus, and Cop Land
    • Brad watched Marriage Story and The Irishman.
    • Ben watched Uncut Gems, the Fleabag one-woman show, The Souvenir, and re-watched Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • What we’ve been Eating:
  • What we’ve been Playing:


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Animositisomina est un disque de cold-wave que tentent de vaguement réchauffer diverses choses de provenance texane ou simplement américaine ("Piss", si ce n'est pas quasiment du Unsane...) - mais qui désespérément reste grelottant et dépressif. On aime bien, lorsqu'on est un esprit fort, avancer Filth Pig comme le Masque de Fer d'Alain Jourgensen, le vrai souverain ignoré des masses au profit de l'usurpateur Paslm 69 - enfin, je ne sais même pas, qui est supposé être l'album adulé et couronné par consensus erroné, de Ministry - mais je dois dire que, maintenant qu'on en parle, Animositisomina ferait un assez bon candidat pour son rival, sachant que The Dark Side of the Spoon est hors concours, se présentant ouvertement pour le poste de "l'album le plus torturé et intelligent" et "l'album qu'on doit avant tout à Sir Paul Barker, pas à ce gros beauf de Cubain". Si tant est que tout cela ait un sens, bien entendu, vu que tous ces disques-là (Psalm 69 inclus bien entendu) sont à posséder et écouter (ah, merde, j'ai éventé l'équivoque qui persistait sur le sérieux de mon second paragraphe ?).
Même si la dernière partie du "Leper" de conclusion finit par laisser résonner le riff metal grandiloquent qui dit que c'est la guerre et voit reparaître, tel un fantôme, le carnassier de The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste (mais en même temps, rappelez moi d'où viennent Black Sabbath ?), tout le reste jusque là aura plutôt vu Ministry comme rarement afficher son affiliation à toutes choses de type Joy Division, Therapy?, Godflesh et ainsi de suite - jusqu'à Killing Joke, dont après tout de même que Godflesh ils sont les enfants aimants, mais dont on aurait difficilement cru qu'ils puissent avec une pareille élégance naturelle porter le même genre de tenue, tissée dans l'étoffe dont sont fait les rêveries amères des ouvriers et des déclassés... avant de voir nous revenir brusquement à la mémoire un disque de Jourgensen qui se révèle être le plus proche du ci-devant : celui qu'il a sorti avec un certain Ian McKaye et un seau sur la tête.
Je crois savoir que l'inénarrable Albini s'est également atttibué la parenté de Ministry (ce que je ne saurais tout à fait lui nier, ayant failli tomber de ma chaise en 94, lorsque jeune fan de Psalm 69, j'ai pour la première fois entendu Atomizer... quoique "Bad Houses" m'ait plutôt toujours semblé être un morceau de Cure, mais passons), cependant pour le coup, et quand bien même nous tiendrions là le disque de Minstry où l'hypothèse se défend le mieux, ce son non pas metal mais métal que des deux hommes de Chicago l'un prétend avoir inventé, l'autre l'emmène incontestablement ailleurs avec le disque qui nous occupe ; l'arrache aux suburbs américaines et à la sourde démence contaminant qui y abîme sa vie - pour le ramener, ma foi, aux origines : celles de ce son, qui sont également celles de Ministry.
C'est un fait, même s'il ne s'agit pas de dire qu'il n'y a qu'elles dans une existence - les racines - mais ce n'est pas un hasard, ni l'erreur de jeunesse en faveur de quoi plaide le Jack Sparrow de Bricorama, que With Sympathy joue dans le registre qui est le sien ; et Animositisomina, dès son premier morceau, malgré lui ou pas, de façon plus sournoise qu'un Dark Side of the Spoon au demeurant excellent mais limpide quant à son intention, révèle la froideur, la roideur, le désespoir rageur, qui se lovent au coeur de tous les "N.W.O." et les "Just One Fix". L'indus-thrash émeutier se teinte de dégoût, d'impuissance, de sentiment de la défaite et la vanité, et plutôt que des braseros et des bagnoles incendiées se grise de la rouille froide et de la cendre - et la griserie désormais est morne, et grise, acceptée comme son seul quotidien, et non une forme quelconque de foi, de credo, car de croire il n'est pas questioon ici ; le cynisme voit son sourire se tordre un peu plus dans le poing qui lui serre le bide. Et le froid mine tous les membres.
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U-M brings diversity to Steinbeck’s "Grapes of Wrath"

U-M brings diversity to Steinbeck’s "Grapes of Wrath"

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Excerpt of the book cover for the first edition of The Grapes of Wrath, 1939.

John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is a great American classic.

It is set in a specific time, the Great Depression of the 1930s; specific places, the Dust Bowl ravaged southwest and the fertile promised land of California; and a specific group of people, the migrant Joad family of Oklahoma, one of many families looked down upon as ignorant Okies, traveling with hope for a better life. Yet the story continues to resonate as migrants make their way from Central America to the United States border and from Syria and North Africa to the shores of Europe in search of justice, peace and a chance for that better life. 

The University of Michigan Department of Theatre and Drama is presenting a production of Frank Galati’s critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Steinbeck’s novel.

“It seemed timely, relevant, a great American tragedy, a great novel,” said production director Gillian Eaton, an award-winning actress, director, and U-M faculty member.

Galati began workshopping the play at Chicago’s Steppin’ Wolf theater and in Britain and New York City. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1990, winning for best direction and best play. To create a drama from Steinbeck’s sprawling novel, Galati had to reshape and condense the book and shift the emphasis.

“He took a long time workshopping it with actors and cutting and adding. They put a lot of music in it that helps the narration move forward,” said Eaton. “What we’re missing often is the deep characterizations, the way Steinbeck describes the interactions.”

Galati also cut out many characters to focus more tightly on the Joad family. He’s also cut out Steinbeck’s direct social commentary.

“The other thing that isn’t in the play are the extraordinary, what we call intercalary chapters, which is every chapter that doesn’t have to do with the Joads and their journey is Steinbeck having a chapter to focus on one issue, whether it’s car salesmen, the fate of the world or what actually caused the dust storms,” Eaton said.

Galati instead focuses on the family story. Eaton’s production makes a commentary on some of the issues that Steinbeck covers with casting that emphasizes just how timely, universal and troubling Steinbeck’s story was and continues to be.

“We have a wonderful, diverse cast of actors,” she said, "One of the things when you read the book, John Steinbeck focused on one particular group of people caught in the disaster, but the Dust Bowl affected everyone, everyone on the margins of American society, African-American, Mexican-American laborers, sharecroppers, Asian farmers. They are all represented in the play. As written by Steinbeck, it’s an Oklahoma story, but it’s something that happened to a diverse group of people. We’re representing that in the play.”

Nyah Pierson, an African-American senior with an acting major at U-M, is playing Ma Joad. She not only has to play a much older woman, she also has to play a role written as a white woman. Here the character is the matron of an African-American family.

“For me, some of the challenges of playing in the role are playing a central character to a story that has historically been told by people that do not look like me,” she said. “I am a black woman and although black individuals did survive the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, their stories are a little harder to find in the literature. The truth of the matter is that black Americans were migrating west along with their white counterparts. In research, I found that many black individuals would receive work at many of the migrant camps like the Joad family stop at, but they would also be the first ones fired at these institutions as well.”

Eaton said her cast members are finding many things in Steinbeck’s book and Galati’s play as relevant now as they were when Steinbeck wrote the novel.

“What is interesting to them is affordable housing, questionable lending practices, the ecological catastrophe and how it will affect their futures. That’s what they find in common with these people,” Eaton said. “I’ve given them a lot of research to look at. We have all the wonderful photos of Margaret Bourke-White, Dorthea Lange, and Walker Evans. White was a grad and alum of Michigan. I think those are very affecting to people and the cast, and they are also affected by the similarity of those pictures from today with shots of incarcerated children, people on the border and images of immigration and migration, that’s very real to them.”

Pierson said that one of the things the play highlights is how arbitrary the “rules of life” were enforced on the Joad family.

“Their survival is based on the will of others,” she said. “There are multiple moments during the play where Tom Joad [my son in the show] finds himself having to decide between what is right morally or whether he should stay in the good graces of the powers that have authority over him.”

The Grapes of Wrath will be presented on the large Power Center stage, but the staging will be simple, using props to move the story across time and country.

“It’s a Greek tragedy idea of a simple stage,” Eaton said. “Everything is built by the actors with materials found on stage. Certain characters are part of the family and others form a Greek chorus and like a Greek chorus they move the story along and comment on events and they help the narrative move forward all the while constructing the play as we move from one scene to another.”

Also commenting on the action are musicians who are on stage throughout the play.

“I have three wonderful musicians who are on stage as part of the chorus, a banjo player, a cymbal player, and a guitar player. We also have a harmonica player and a wonderful young man named Sawyer Denton, who has composed tunes for us that we’ll be using throughout the show and other music that has been written, all by students,” Eaton said. “I wanted it all to be done by the students’ creativity.”

Pierson said the story’s relevance today is that there are families everywhere who desperately need to find a “new beginning."

“They cannot stay on the plot of land that they have called home for so many years because the government has taken that away from them,” Pierson said. “This seems to be a stark comparison to the immigration conversations of immigrants from Mexico, Central America, Africa, and even some Middle Eastern countries. Individuals are coming to this land out of desperation. In some cases, they are seeking refugee status in America because the other option is to die in their country of origin.

“The reasons why an individual or a family comes to America are wide and diverse but the commonality is that the process for everyone is a tumultuous one. During these journeys, they do pass away and families are separated. Some individuals find love amongst the hate and others are stuck staying where they reside because they cannot see another way of life for themselves. Each of these situations happens to the Joads.”

Eaton said novels like Grapes of Wrath and the great 19th-century novels taught what it means to be human.

“This is ultimately a story of a family under duress and the one similarity we have with Steinbeck is that the family is under duress right now,” Eaton said. “The ordinary folks take a beating and have to absorb the shocks on society most directly. That’s why this book survives.”

Pierson said she hopes audiences leaving Power Center will wonder what they can do to help the Joad families of today and that the rhetoric that makes villains of migrants is not a new tactic.

“Just like all the previous times, people have risen above it and still persevered,” she said.

Hugh Gallagher has written theater and film reviews over a 40-year newspaper career and was most recently the managing editor of the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers in suburban Detroit.

Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel "The Grapes of Wrath" will be presented at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, and at 2 pm on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor. For tickets and information, call 734-764-2538, go to, or go to the League Ticket office at Fletcher Street and North University Avenue 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays-Fridays, and 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday.

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Fathers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (“Extracurricular” and “Tremors”)


written by Kyle Sanders as part of his coverage of the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival

Fatherhood can be hell. While parental responsibilities continue to change in our ever progressing sense of parenthood, the role of the father still tends to be looked upon as a source of security, to provide that "everything will be alright" feeling when the going gets tough. But sometimes even a dad can't guarantee that, because they might not be alright themselves.

The movies have given us plenty of father figures, some good (Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird), and some way, WAY bad (Jack Torrance in The Shining). There are also those who are flawed yet mean well. And at the Chicago International Film Festival, we get two prime examples in Extracurricular (Croatia) and Tremors (Guatemala/France/Luxembourg).

In the opening scene of Extracurricular, we see fumbling hands wrapping up a Barbie-esque doll in wrapping paper meant for a birthday gift, spliced with scenes of children being dropped off at school. Immediately, we understand these gruff-looking hands must belong to a father hastily preparing a gift for his young daughter. Blaring over the sequence is an intense musical score, foreshadowing a situation that's about to erupt.

What (or who) erupts is Vlado Mladinic, a divorced, unemployed man, but most importantly a father. He begins his day preparing a gift for his young daughter Ana, parked out in front of the school, evading the sight of his ex-wife as she drops off her daughter with birthday

snacks in tow for classmates. As his wife leaves, Vlado makes his move, wanting to take his daughter out and celebrate her birthday. But a few obstacles get in his way, such as an assembly welcoming the town's mayor who has just overseen a successful project benefiting the school's new gymnasium.

Refused entry, Vlado returns soon after, this time with rifle in hand; however, before he can leave with his daughter, the rest of the school is evacuated and the police have the building surrounded. With Vlado trapped in the classroom with the small children and weary teacher, other characters take action as well: the mayor tries using the hostage crisis to his political advantage, an ambitious blogger attempts an immoral angle to get a rousing news story, and a local policeman (whose son is also inside) attempts an improvised rescue mission.

Extracurricular suggests that America is not the only country dealing with an incel problem. We know Vlado is a father, but as we learn more about him, we learn he has a few problems. He's flabbergasted that grade school children have cell phones and shocked they don't know basic directions. As a father, he believes he has the right to see his daughter, regardless of whether or not the school was informed prior to his arrival. He's described by other townspeople as a loose cannon, getting banned from social networks for trolling other people. Yet the more flawed he appears, the more decency we discover. The real threat in the film comes in the form of the mayor, analyzing every sort of outcome like a multiple-choice question and the effect it could have on an upcoming election day. The blogger blackmails the mayor over this information in order to gain a little bit of journalistic success. The further the plot develops, the more Vlado looks less the bad guy, and more of just a divorced dad who wants to spend time with his daughter.

Tremors begins and ends with a family together, though not all is as it seems. Family man Pablo comes home to see his wife, parents and siblings awaiting his arrival, circled up and looking concerned--an intervention, no doubt. They've come to help rid him of his homosexuality and stop him from leaving his wife and children. Pablo belongs to a deeply religious evangelical Christian family, so when a tremor (hints the film's title) shakes the foundation of the home, it is viewed to be a sign of God's punishment.

Pablo's wife tries to be understanding, but once she hires an attorney, she denies him contact with his children. If he wants to see them again, he will have to undergo conversion therapy at the suggestion of the family pastor. The threat of losing contact with his kids after having been fired from his job (due to strict "moral codes"), the conflicted Pablo must decide if he can continue as an unhappy family man or build a new life with his gay lover.

Family is most important in this film, and the family must remain intact no matter what outside factors try to shake it apart. Pablo's family does not accept his homosexuality, but they're believers of "hate the sin, not the sinner." Everyone in his family sees his "affliction" in a different way: his mother believes he can will himself of his sexual orientation, his father wants him to flatly deny it. His sister believes it was caused from a past childhood trauma, and his wife thinks it can be cured. Of all the different perspectives, not much is paid attention to Pablo's children.  Pablo has no problem with leaving his wife or his family, but the thought of being separated from his children is unbearable, and he's willing to sacrifice his own happiness in order to remain their father.

Both of these men are judged and ostracized by all except their children. Everyone around them seems to believe they know these men best, when in fact, it is their kids. When Vlado shows up to Ana's classroom, rifle in hand, short-tempered, she is the only one who calmly approaches him, asking for the gift he has brought her, and showing great love for it when unwrapped. It immediately calms Vlado, giving him a sense of accomplishment in bringing joy to his daughter on her birthday, and begins easing the intense situation.

Pablo's children don't get much interaction with their father. At the beginning, all they seem to understand is that their father is leaving without reason. Later, they seem to understand the reason (referred to as "a sickness" as they've been told), but aren't as quick to judge their father as the rest of the family. The son is concerned he might get sick just like his father, but the daughter seems more skeptical, as she had been told those with this sickness go to Hell, but she does not believe that will happen. Pablo's children serve as a sort of Greek chorus to the drama that surrounds them, explaining what they've been told by others but having difficulty accepting it. Their father might be leaving them, but they still care about him, no matter the reason.

The men in these films are, in the eyes of those around them, deeply flawed fathers. Yet regardless of the odds stacked against them or the inner conflicts they suffer at understanding who they are, they remain certain of their role as a parent.


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Exxon knew — and so did coal

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

“Exxon knew.” Thanks to the work of activists and journalists, those two words have rocked the politics of climate change in recent years, as investigations revealed the extent to which giants like ExxonMobil and Shell were aware of the danger of rising greenhouse gas emissions even as they undermined the work of scientists.

But the coal industry knew, too — as early as 1966, a newly unearthed journal shows.

In August, Chris Cherry, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, salvaged a large volume from a stack of vintage journals that a fellow faculty member was about to toss out. He was drawn to a 1966 copy of the industry publication Mining Congress Journal; his father-in-law had been in the industry and he thought it might be an interesting memento.

Cherry flipped it open to a passage from James R. Garvey, who was the president of Bituminous Coal Research Inc., a now-defunct coal mining and processing research organization.

“There is evidence that the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is increasing rapidly as a result of the combustion of fossil fuels,” wrote Garvey. “If the future rate of increase continues as it is at the present, it has been predicted that, because the CO2 envelope reduces radiation, the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere will increase and that vast changes in the climates of the earth will result.”

“Such changes in temperature will cause melting of the polar icecaps, which, in turn, would result in the inundation of many coastal cities, including New York and London,” he continued.

Cherry was floored.

“It pretty well described a version of what we know today as climate change,” said Cherry. “Increases in average air temperatures, melting of polar ice caps, rising of sea levels. It’s all in there.”

In a discussion piece immediately following Garvey’s article, Peabody Coal combustion engineer James R. Jones noted that the coal industry was merely “buying time” before more air pollution regulations came into effect. “We are in favor of cleaning up our air,” he wrote. “Everyone can point to examples in his own community where something should be done. Our aim is to have control that does not precede the technical knowledge for compliance.”

Climate change is not Cherry’s area of study, but he was struck by how the tone of the articles differed from the way many fossil fuel companies talk about climate change today. Rather than engage in denial, the articles offered a fairly straightforward acknowledgment of the emerging science. (This reporter is also a writer for UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, where Cherry teaches.)

As Cherry did some of his own digging, he soon realized his discovery could be the first evidence that the coal industry was aware of the impending climate crisis more than half a century ago — a finding that could open mining companies to the type of litigation that the oil industry is now facing.

Decades of denial

While Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal company in the world and the largest producer of coal in the U.S., now acknowledges climate change on its website, it has been directly and indirectly involved in obfuscating climate science for decades. It funded dozens of trade, lobbying, and front groups that peddled climate misinformation, as The Guardian reported in 2016.

As recently as 2015, Peabody Energy argued that carbon dioxide was a “benign gas essential for all life.”

“While the benefits of carbon dioxide are proven, the alleged risks of climate change are contrary to observed data, are based on admitted speculation, and lack adequate scientific basis,” the company wrote in a letter that year to the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

At the heart of big coal’s denial campaign was Fred Palmer, who served as Peabody’s senior vice president of government relations from 2001 to 2015. In 1997, Palmer founded the Greening Earth Society, a now-defunct industry front group that argued that burning fossil fuels was good for the planet. The group was based in the same office as the Western Fuels Association, a consortium of coal suppliers and coal-fired utilities that Palmer also ran.

“Every time you turn your car on and you burn fossil fuels and you put CO2 into the air, you’re doing the work of the Lord,” Palmer told a Danish documentary team in 1997. “That’s the ecological system we live in.”

Asked for comment, a Peabody spokesperson told HuffPost:“Peabody recognizes that climate change is occurring and that human activity, including the use of fossil fuels, contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. We also recognize that coal is essential to affordable, reliable energy and will continue to play a significant role in the global energy mix for the foreseeable future. Peabody views technology as vital to advancing global climate change solutions, and the company supports advanced coal technologies to drive continuous improvement toward the ultimate goal of near-zero emissions from coal.”

Palmer, who did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment, continues to carry the torch. He now works as an energy policy adviser to The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank whose climate denial is so severe that even ExxonMobil abandoned funding it and its climate denial efforts a decade ago. In 2011, leaked memos showed that the institute paid contrarian scientists like Craig Idso, founder of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, $11,600 a month to promote carbon dioxide as beneficial to the environment.

The group sits at the heart of a broader right-wing misinformation network funded in large part by hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, both Republican mega-donors who backed President Donald Trump and financed projects such as Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica, the data firm considered key to Trump’s 2016 win. Palmer’s daughter, Downey Magallanes, was a top policy adviser at Trump’s Interior Department before joining oil giant BP in September 2018.

All of this was taking place well after climate change had become a commonly understood idea in the scientific community. A 1965 report from President Lyndon Johnson’s Science Advisory Committee was the first from the White House to address climate change (and is likely what precipitated the Mining Congress Journal article). “The climate changes that may be produced by the increased CO2 content could be deleterious from the point of view of human beings,” it warned. In 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress about what was then known as the “greenhouse effect.” And in 1992, the United Nations established the Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty to begin addressing the problem.

But as this consensus emerged, so too did a wave of industry-funded climate denial via vast, shadowy networks of front groups, public relations campaigns, and scientists for hire.

Pulling back the curtain

In 2015, journalists at InsideClimate News, the Los Angeles Times, and Columbia University exposed internal ExxonMobil documents showing that the company’s scientists had a deep understanding of climate change even as Exxon worked publicly to downplay that science.

Twenty state attorneys general launched an “Exxon Knew” campaign, which eventually led to communities across the country filing at least 14 legal challenges against Exxon and other fossil fuel companies. One lawsuit, from the New York state attorney general’s office, went to trial on October 22 and focuses on how the company accounted for the costs of potential future regulations on climate change. The Massachusetts attorney general filed another suit on October 24, this time claiming the company had engaged in deceptive advertising and misled investors about the systemic financial risks to its business posed by fossil fuel-driven climate change. Earlier this month, two of Hawaii’s biggest municipalities sued Exxon and other big oil companies to recoup the costs of adapting to rising seas and more violent storms.

Evidence of what fossil fuel companies knew about climate change and when is critical to the legal strategy of those seeking damages for carbon dioxide emissions. If fossil fuel companies were aware of their products’ harmful effects on the planet, they could be held liable for damages.

Legal liability boils down to four factors, said David Bookbinder, chief counsel for the Niskanen Center, which is representing counties in Colorado that have filed suits: one, whether the defendants knew that their products would cause climate change; two, what they told or did not tell the public about the consequences of using their products; three, the extent of injuries caused by climate change; and four, whether the defendants’ actions have led to a portion of those injuries. What the plaintiffs in these suits can prove remains to be seen.

What we do know is that coal, when burned, has by far the biggest climate footprint of any fossil fuel, producing more carbon dioxide per unit than oil or gas. In the U.S. alone, coal produced 65 percent of the power sector’s planet-warming emissions. The 1966 article in the Mining Congress Journal certainly raises questions about what the coal industry knew at the time.

Robert Brulle, a professor emeritus of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University, authored a recent paper that suggests the coal industry must have known quite a bit, given how prominently it positioned itself in the climate denial movement.

Brulle researched 12 major groups and coalitions that argued against mandatory regulation of carbon dioxide from 1989 to 2015 — which he calls the “climate change countermovement.” That countermovement included 2,000 different businesses, political or social groups, as well as other organizations, but Brulle found that 179 core organizations belonged to multiple coalitions. Coal companies and predominantly coal-burning utilities were the most prevalent. He describes oil and gas companies as “more of a marginal player” by comparison.

“The coal mining industry — the utilities that were burning it for electricity, along with the railroads who were hauling it — and manufacturing industries like steel were the first corporate forces to become climate deniers and try to block action on climate policy,” said Kert Davies, founder and director of the Climate Investigations Center. “They fought the hardest because they had the biggest existential threat.”

Where do we go from here?

In the aftermath of the 1973 oil embargo, Exxon and other oil giants leased large parcels of land for coal mining with the goal of manufacturing synthetic fuels and lowering U.S. dependence on the Middle East.

Some previously released documents show that Exxon’s scientists began advising that the world phase out coal as a fuel as early as 1979. In one scenario, the Exxon scientists concluded that non-fossil fuels would need to be substituted for coal beginning in the 1990s to keep carbon dioxide levels below atmospheric concentrations of 440 parts per million. In 1999, Exxon merged with Mobil, and by 2002, ExxonMobil had dumped its coal assets.

Meanwhile, the coal industry tried to reinvent itself with the concept of “clean coal.” This as-yet-undelivered promise that carbon capture and other technological advances could lower coal’s environmental impact has been around for decades but resurged in the early 2000s as regulations seemed imminent.

The biggest proponent of this idea was the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a coal front group that spent $35 million on public relations campaigns in 2008 alone, seeking to influence the election. A year later, ACCCE was caught sending Congress fraudulent letters opposing federal climate legislation and pretending to be from veterans, women’s, and civil rights groups. The incident led many members to leave the organization, but Peabody remains a member to this day.

“Its whole mission was to stop climate regulations but pretend that they were in favor of clean coal, which, of course, doesn’t exist,” said Davies.

Peabody Energy filed for bankruptcy protection in 2016, the same year carbon dioxide levels hit 400 parts per million. Eight other coal companies have filed for bankruptcy this year. Even as the Trump administration has promised a coal resurgence and rolled back Obama-era regulations, the industry’s profitability continues to experience a downward slide. If the slogan “Coal Knew” ever does take off, it’s unclear who’ll be left to sue.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Exxon knew — and so did coal on Nov 29, 2019.


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ASCO 2019, la cumbre de la oncología en diez claves.

La Sociedad Americana de Oncología Clínica (ASCO) tuvo el pasado mes de Junio, su reunión anual celebrada, como cada año, en el centro de convenciones McCormick de Chicago (EE.UU) con la mirada puesta en nuevos tratamientos más precisos y eficaces contra el cáncer. Esta 55 edición concluyó después de cinco días de intensas reuniones, ponencias, … Continuar leyendo "ASCO 2019, la cumbre de la oncología en diez claves."

LaRoyce Hawkins Talks McDonald’s Partnership and New Menu Items, Holiday Traditions and Much More

LaRoyce Hawkins is known for representing his hometown in all he does. In fact, the Chicago-born-and-raised actor stars in Chicago P.D., a television drama series that follow the intelligence unit and patrol officers of one of the city’s police department districts. Despite his busy schedule, Hawkins has managed to become quite the philanthropist and, just […]


Artist John Sims looks at his childhood neighborhood in 'Sorrento: Portrait of a Detroit Block'

Last year, Detroit’s Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery opened its doors earlier than originally planned following the death of Aretha Franklin, who grew up nearby, in order to mount an exhibition dedicated to her life. Artist John Sims, a curator for that first show, is wrapping up a stint as the gallery’s first artist-in-residence, which is also inspired by the neighborhood he grew up in — in this case, Sims’ west side neighborhood at Sorrento Avenue and West Chicago Street.…

The Chicago Humanities Festival and The Book Signing in Denver with Ari Seth Cohen

I was honored and thrilled to be asked by Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style to present with him at the Chicago Humanities Festival on November 9th, 2019. The theme of this year’s festival was POWER, and our segment was titled, “On Style Over Sixty.” The event was a peak experience for me, and I met […]

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La vetrata dei fotografi ungheresi

C'è una mostra della fotografa amatoriale che in questi ultimi anni è diventata una star della fotografia internazionale, Viviane Maier, bambinaia americana con la passione per lo scatto di strada, l'attimo colto in un fermo immagine che concede vita alle città statunitensi di New York e Chicago soprattutto. Ma la mostra ...

Perpetuating a cruel hoax

In the Daily Wire, Walter Williams cites statistics revealed by Heather MacDonald.
To make her case, she uses the latest Bureau of Justice Statistics 2018 survey of criminal victimization. Mac Donald writes: “According to the study, there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (excluding homicide) between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent.

...White and black liberals, who claim that blacks face a “mortal threat” from the “white supremacist in the White House” are perpetuating a cruel hoax. The primary victims of that hoax are black people. We face the difficult, and sometimes embarrassing, task of confronting reality.

...White liberals deem that any speaker’s references to personal responsibility brands the speaker as bigoted. Black people cannot afford to buy into the white liberal agenda. White liberals don’t pay the same price. They don’t live in neighborhoods where their children can get shot simply sitting on their porches. White liberals don’t go to bed with the sounds of gunshots. White liberals don’t live in neighborhoods that have become economic wastelands. Their children don’t attend violent schools where they have to enter through metal detectors. White liberals help the Democratic Party maintain political control over cities, where many black residents live in despair, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago.

Black people cannot afford to remain fodder for the liberal agenda. With that in mind, we should not be a one-party people in a two-party system.
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‘He Liked His Ice Cream': Al Pacino Talks Hoffa’s Strange Affinity in ‘The Irishman’


I scream, you scream, Al Pacino screams for ice cream — at least he does when he’s playing Jimmy Hoffa in “The Irishman.”

In the Martin Scorsese-directed Netflix film that also stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, Pacino’s labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa gobbles down three ice cream sundaes throughout the course of the film.

The internet has been abuzz with questions as to Hoffa’s obsession with ice cream. Why so many sundaes? And did the real Hoffa, who was known to live an extremely healthy lifestyle, really love ice cream that much?

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pacino shook a few sprinkles on the subject.

“You got to have something,” Pacino told EW. “He wasn’t a drinker, wasn’t a smoker. He liked his ice cream. Ice cream was a pause in his life where he could think and just sit with it — at least, that’s the way I thought of it.”

Not that Pacino had an issue with eating all that frozen goodness, because he really didn’t.

“I never get sick of ice cream sundaes,” he said. “I love them too much. I think they used some kind of yogurt. But I preferred the ice cream.”

Slate did a deep dive into the truth behind the real Hoffa’s affinity for the cold dessert. Their search turned up a few examples that corroborate the film’s excessive coverage of the consumption of sundaes.

They cite a 1991 Chicago Tribune article in which Hoffa’s daughter, Barbara Crancer, said her father would take the family to the movies, and ice cream was always a part of the outting. “We’d pack a bunch of kids in the car, friends and cousins, and Mom would stay home,” she said. “We’d stop and get ice cream on the way back, at the Jim Dandy Dairy — it was a tradition.”

An excerpt from the book on which “The Irishman” is based, “I Heard You Paint Houses,” describes a scene where Frank Sheeran, played by De Niro in the movie, claims to have visited Hoffa in prison where they ate a lunch of spaghetti and meatballs. Sheeran says, “Jimmy loved spaghetti and meatballs. I would give Jimmy my meatballs for a treat. Jimmy loved ice cream, too.”

And Hoffa’s love of ice cream is documented historically other places as well. Slate also dug up a 1994 column in the St. Petersburg Times that said the former mob lawyer Frank Ragano told the crowd at a signing of his tell-all book, “Jimmy Hoffa was the cleanest man who ever lived. He never had a drink of liquor in his life. He never had coffee in his life. He didn’t smoke cigarettes. He didn’t womanize.” The St. Petersburg Times goes on to add, “[Ragano] recalls a Saturday night in Chicago when Hoffa brought a group of high-living men to a soda shop for chocolate ice cream.”

So there you have it. We may never know whether or not Hoffa ever actually ate as much ice cream as Pacino does in the film — but it’s clear that he did indeed like it.

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Chicago’s Impound Racket

Each year Chicago impounds tens of thousands of cars, imposing harsh penalties and rapidly accruing towing and storage fees on their owners. It is nearly impossible for many Chicagoans to come up with enough money to get their cars back. The system traps even innocent owners in its bureaucratic maze. But a class action lawsuit announced today by the Institute for Justice (IJ), a national civil liberties law firm, and three car owners, seeks to bring an end to Chicago’s unconstitutional impound scheme.

The lawsuit challenges two aspects of the city’s impound scheme: that it subjects innocent owners to fines for crimes they did not commit and that the city holds cars as ransom until their owners pay all fines and fees. Imposing any fine on someone who did nothing wrong is an excessive fine and violates due process, in violation of the Illinois and United States constitutions. And holding a car for no other reason than to force payment is an unconstitutional seizure.

“No person should be forced to pay for someone else’s offense,” said IJ attorney Diana Simpson. “Chicago imposes harsh penalties on owners of impounded vehicles, even if they did not know that someone used their car to break the law. Moreover, Chicago holds all impounded cars as ransom, sometimes for long periods of time, until an owner pays all fines and fees. This unjust process violates both the Illinois Constitution and the United States Constitution.”

The city impounds cars for myriad reasons, including being driven by a person with a suspended license, playing audio that can be heard more than 75 feet away, or littering. As too many Chicagoans know first-hand, getting a car back from the impound is a lengthy and expensive process. In 2017 alone, more than 22,000 cars were impounded under the program being challenged in the new suit. Fines and fees associated with such impounds added to more than $28 million in 2017. What some may not realize, however, is that the city subjects the innocent, as well as the guilty, to this burdensome process.

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Sales: Outside Sales Trade Specialist - Hialeah, Florida

Retail Trade SpecialistsWe searching for 10 Independent Outside Sales Representatives in the following marketsMiami.San Francisco/Seattle. Chicago.Dallas/Houston. Boston.Denver.Scottsdale. Atlanta. Toronto.Vancouver Job OverviewExperienced, talented and motivated Retail Trade Specialists to support our growing, vibrant and fast-paced organization by working with new and existing trade accounts such as architects, designers and contractors to bring Harbour to their customers in the residential trade sales channel. Our CompanyHarbour is a fast-growing global luxury furniture designer, omni-channel retailer and manufacturer, with showrooms located in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Hong Kong. Harbour creates unique, modern, and highly durable designs inspired by the Australian landscape and lifestyle. Harbour supplies the world's premier global hoteliers, resorts, restaurants and blue chip businesses with luxury indoor and outdoor furniture. Recently, we have designed custom furniture for the W Hotel, Conrad Hotel, One and Only resorts, Hilton, Four Season, Google, Core Club, Elefante, and Equinox. Essential Skills Established understanding of trade markets, sales channels and customer diversities. Persuasive sales skills and ability to influence. Possesses strong organizational skills including an exceptional attention to detail. Data entry accuracy Displays an ability to effectively and professionally communicate orally or in written form with all members of the company, vendors, and partners. Demonstrates proficiency in technology and ability to learn new systems quickly and effectively. Presents a personable yet professional image, assuring trust is established among team members.Duties and Responsibilities Generate sales-opportunities with new and existing clients while strengthening relationships by using personal sales skills and other successful selling processes. Respond to company-generated web, print sourced and trade show leads by phone, email and general client nurturing. Stimulate sales interest through available promotions, new products or other company assets provided. Nurture and strengthen relationships with existing clients, ensuring repeat sales. Use industry knowledge to bring awareness on how Harbour Outdoor brands will add value to the respective account's projects while stimulating long-term, repeat business. Ability to utilize personal sales experience while staying within management's formulated best practice follow-up process. Educate clients by using provided marketing materials and sales tools, while ensuring brand loyalty and repeat sales. General showroom sales training and contribution to sales support as needed. QUALIFICATIONS and Experience 5 + years prior experience in a similar Sales role involving order entry, lead distribution, and customer interaction. Prior successful experience in a similar role BA Degree or beyond in Business Administration or similar a plus. Highly proficient computer skills including but not limited to NetSuite or similar CRM/ERP systems (e.g. SAP, SalesForce, etc.), Microsoft Word, and Excel. ()

Jussie Smollett Accuses Chicago, Police Officers Of Malicious Prosecution

Actor Jussie Smollett has accused the city of Chicago and multiple police officers of malicious prosecution


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Cards Against Humanity's Thanksgiving livestream pits a machine learning model against human joke writers


Cards Against Humanity asked Spencer Kelly to teach a computer to write mean, funny joke-cards for a new, AI-based expansion pack to the game; Kelly trained the popular GPT-2 generative language model (previously) on existing cards, and now the company is livestreaming a 16-hour competition between its AI and its human joke-writers, with a voting system to up/downvote the resulting jokes (at the end of the day, these votes will be "tallied up and thrown in the garbage"). You can choose to buy the resulting packs, and if the human team outsells the robots, it will receive a $5,000 bonus. If they fail, they will all be fired.

Presumably, the last part is a joke (the CAH folks are extremely good eggs and they pull weird pranky stunts every Black Friday).

CAH has also opened a board-game cafe in Chicago with two escape rooms, a full bar, and high-quality kitchen, which is pretty danged exciting.

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Reinventando las redes sociales


Patrocinador: esta semana de Black Friday, los mejores descuentos están en PCComponentes. Hoy jueves tienes ofertas en móviles, tabletas, relojes y pulseras inteligentes.

Cocoon frente a Facebook / Twitter y TikTok reculan / Polémicas genéticas / Telefónica abandona Hispanoamérica / Ejército español vs Huawei

 Ex-empleados de Facebook quieren reinventar la red social con Cocoon, una app para iPhone que permite mantener pequeños círculos sociales o familiares donde la mensajería, videollamadas, ubicación e información personal se entrelazan.

 Nunca tendrá publicidad según sus creadores, y que aunque ahora es gratuita, en el futuro tendrá suscripciones de pago.

 Twitter detiene la desactivación de cuentas hasta que hayan implementado un sistema de conmemoración para personas fallecidas.

 TikTok recula y devuelve su cuenta a la estudiante que criticó los campos de concentración de Xinjiang, y afirma que mejorará sus políticas de moderación fuera de China.

 El científico que editó los genes de varios embriones está desaparecido. Desde enero, poco se sabe de He Jiankui, el polémico doctor chino que anunció haber usado CRISPR en noviembre de 2018. Se sospecha que está arrestado. — Nacieron dos gemelas y un tercer bebé con sus genes modificados.

 Viene el primer bebé seleccionado genéticamente por sus padres. Una firma de Nueva Jersey anunció que una pareja espera un bebé cuyo embrión fue fecundado in vitro después de hacer pruebas poligénicas donde sacase la mejor “nota”.

 Telefónica abandona Hispanoamérica. Sus filiales en México, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina y Perú se reorganizarán bajo un nuevo grupo independiente. — Operará solo en Alemania, Brasil, España y Reino Unido, de donde obtiene el 80% de ingresos.

 Leavy es una startup que te paga por viajar. La compañía francesa ha conseguido $14 millones de financiación. Paga a las personas que dejen libre su piso durante X meses, incluso si no encuentra un huésped. — ¿Airbnb a la inversa?

 El ejército español prohíbe usar teléfonos Huawei. El Ministerio de Defensa notifica a sus trabajadores la prohibición de conectarse desde dispositivos de Huawei a las redes y plataformas del Sistema de Información de Defensa.

 Alexa ahora puede expresar emociones con su voz. Amazon añade diferentes niveles de entusiasmo, entonación y estilo a su asistente de voz para que los desarrolladores los añadan a sus apps.

 Crimea es rusa, según Apple Maps. El servicio de mapas de la californiana cambia la Crimea ocupada hace cinco años a una provincia de Rusia para sus usuarios rusos. Posibles ramificaciónes, ya que EE.UU. no reconoce esta anexión.

 El próximo Nissan Qashqhai vendrá con motores eléctricos alimentados por un motor de gasolina. Con una batería enana de 1.500 Wh, y que requiere al motor de combustión funcionar constantemente.


 Glovo negocia una nueva ronda de inversión con una valoración de unos 1.000 millones de euros. Curiosamente, se convertiría en el 100º unicornio europeo.

 Grupos de padres pro-vacunas se organizan para contrarrestar a las campañas de desinformación anti-vacunas en redes sociales.

 Uber y Lyft están subiendo lentamente los precios de su servicio compartido.

 Google prueba a mostrar las recetas íntegramente en los resultados de búsqueda, preocupando a los creadores de contenido.

 Xiaomi ya tiene un multi-aparato de cocina que tuesta el pan, hace huevos fritos y calienta verduras. — A ver si aprende Apple.

 La conexión a Internet en hogar de mejor de calidad en España es la de Movistarsegún la Asociación de Internautas. La peor la de MásMóvil.

 Valve deja de fabricar sus mandos de videojuegos y venderá a cinco euros más gastos de envío los que aún le quedan.

 SAE por fin define los aparatos de micromovilidad en seis categorías estándar distintas (PDF), de bicicletas eléctricas a patines eléctricos.

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Man shoots would-be robber in Austin

Reported by Chicago S-T 2 hours ago.

Plane crash north of San Antonio International Airport kills three: NBC

Three people died when a small plane crashed on the north side of the San Antonio International Airport in Texas late on Sunday, NBC Chicago reported, citing fire officials. Reported by Reuters 2 hours ago.

Wilson, Cousins Renew Connection As Seahawks Host Vikings

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.When Russell Wilson made the decision to transfer to Wisconsin for his final college season, he became connected with Kirk Cousins.

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China’s Chicago

Gelezen in International Airport Review van 13 augustus 2018: Bron: International Airport Review Of ik een delegatie uit Shenzhou wil toespreken. Ze komen naar Amsterdam. Weinig Nederlanders kennen Zhenzhou. Toch telt de Chinese metropool inmiddels bijna tien miljoen inwoners. Maar als ik zeg dat de fabrieken van het Tainwanese Foxconn in Zhenzhou staan zal iedereen […]

Cards Against Humanity's Thanksgiving livestream pits a machine learning model against human joke writers


Cards Against Humanity asked Spencer Kelly to teach a computer to write mean, funny joke-cards for a new, AI-based expansion pack to the game; Kelly trained the popular GPT-2 generative language model (previously) on existing cards, and now the company is livestreaming a 16-hour competition between its AI and its human joke-writers, with a voting system to up/downvote the resulting jokes (at the end of the day, these votes will be "tallied up and thrown in the garbage"). You can choose to buy the resulting packs, and if the human team outsells the robots, it will receive a $5,000 bonus. If they fail, they will all be fired.

Presumably, the last part is a joke (the CAH folks are extremely good eggs and they pull weird pranky stunts every Black Friday).

CAH has also opened a board-game cafe in Chicago with two escape rooms, a full bar, and high-quality kitchen, which is pretty danged exciting.

Cards Against Humanity's Black Friday A.I. Challenge Read the rest


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Planned Parenthood Sued by Unattended Woman Who Fell off a Table and Broke Her Neck

By Cheryl Sullenger Chicago, IL – According to documents and a 911 recording obtained by the Pro-Life Action League, a previously unknown medical emergency at the Near North Planned Parenthood in Chicago, Illinois, has resulted in a medical malpractice case filed by a woman who fell and broke her neck after a medical procedure. On […]

Chicago Northside Toyota's Quick Overview of Toyota Avalon Performance


We are bringing Toyota Avalon to Chicago, and we are happy that we are getting a chance to do this again. This model has been a popular model for Toyota for all sorts of reasons, like its reliability and performance. The following are two performance features that make this full-size sedan stand out.

Smart Aerodynamics

Aerodynamic design has always been something automakers worry about because it helps reduce drag and improve efficiency. Well, the Avalon has taken steps forward by adding things like tangential vents and a rear diffuser to make this car a lot more fuel efficient.

Good Engines

The vehicle is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that offers up to 301 horsepower, and that is a lot of power that you'll feel the moment you press on the gas. Now, don't let the power fool you because this engine is efficient enough to still give you 31 miles per gallon, which isn't too bad.

Hopefully, some of these features entice you enough to come down, and take this vehicle out for a spin.



Anthropology, actually — Kyle Trembley conducts multispecies ethnography in Seattle and India


Kyle Trembley, a third year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology was recently awarded a very prestigious and competitive American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) fellowship for his dissertation entitled, "Rattus Hierarchicus: Rats, Caste, Masculinities, and Care in Rajasthan." Kyle will head out to conduct fieldwork in 2020.

What brought you to anthropology?

When I entered college at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign as a first-generation student, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I remember when I told my undergraduate advisor of my broad interests surrounding politics, society, and religion in the US and South Asia, he insisted “you should major in anthropology!” That semester, I enrolled in my first anthropology course. However, my advisor failed to inform me that anthropology is a diverse field that includes biological, linguistic, sociocultural, medical anthropology and archaeology. I ended up taking a biological anthropology course on human evolution, and, while interesting, it failed to inspire me to pursue further coursework in anthropology. Instead, I found my broader interests engaged with more deeply in religious studies, which then became my undergrad major. This led me to pursuing an MA at the University of Chicago Divinity School. It was there that I took my first sociocultural anthropology course, the "Anthropology of Religion.” I was instantly captivated by the method of participant observation or “deep hanging out” and the ways I saw anthropologists raise broader theoretical questions from situated experiences and speak to contemporary politics and social issues. From that moment, I decided to pursue further training in anthropology, which ultimately led me to the PhD program in sociocultural anthropology at UW.

How would you describe your field of study/research to a friend who is not in your graduate program?

I would tell them I work in the area of multispecies ethnography, which seeks to understand how nonhumans, such as animals and plants, are entangled within human social, political, and economic systems. Particularly, I study how material relationships between humans and rats in both India and the US intersect with processes of social differentiation along the lines of race, caste, and gender.

What drew you to your topic?

Actually, when I was young, I always wanted to be a zoologist and study nonhuman animals. As I grew older, I became more interested in human politics and religion. While at the University of Chicago though, I first came across and became deeply influenced by literature in anthropology, queer studies, and critical race studies that raised questions surrounding the category of the “human” and the complex relationships between humans and nonhumans. After completing my MA, I spent a year in Jaipur, India as part of a Hindi-language program. During that time, I first travelled to the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke, India, which is a popular pilgrimage and tourist site that many often sensationally refer to as “the rat temple.” Seeing the ways that people and rats related there and the various practices of care enacted for the rats instantly made me begin questioning the diverse range of relationships with rats across various social spaces: in Deshnoke, as ancestors and kin but also in the broader laboratory use of rats, rats as pets, and, most of all, rats as pests that must be exterminated.

What’s been your experience so far?

I’ve been privileged to receive a Pilot Research Grant from the University of Washington Department of Anthropology and a Boeing International Fellowship to conduct preliminary fieldwork at the Karni Mata Temple during the summers of 2018 and 2019. Due to these periods of pilot research, I have been able to deepen my relationships with many interlocutors in Deshnoke and raise questions surrounding the complexities of relations between humans and rats there. I have also done small ethnographic projects in Seattle with exterminators, owners, and breeders of rats. Having extraordinary guidance from faculty advisors, particularly Radhika Govindrajan and Maria Elena Garcia, has been beyond instrumental in the development of my project and my thought.

What do you enjoy most about Seattle?

I enjoy having escaped from the frigid Chicago winters that I grew up in. Most of all, I love the greenery and the views of the sound and the mountains.

What’s next?

I’m currently in the process of preparing for my general exams, writing other grant applications for fieldwork, and preparing my research competency paper to officially become a PhD candidate. I will be returning to Deshnoke in late-August of 2020 to begin my extended fieldwork at the Karni Mata Temple.

What advice would you give to your past self about graduate school?

The quarter system moves extremely fast but try your best to move at your own pace. Go slow. Read broadly and widely. Stay creative and experiment with thought. Build community and get involved both within and outside of academic spaces. Don’t be so hard on yourself and do whatever you need to do in order to enact self-care.


Supreme Court to take up first gun rights case in nearly a decade - Fox News

  1. Supreme Court to take up first gun rights case in nearly a decade  Fox News
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  4. Supreme Court weighs former NYC rule barring gun transport  New York Daily News
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Illustrator: Ale Aragon
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release date: June 2019

I’m a sucker for a good historical novel. Done right, it can drop you into a time period, introduce you to characters you see as dear friends or bitter enemies, and immerse you into historical events in a deeply meaningful way. The graphic novel Sons of Chaos by writer Chris Jaymes (Party of Five, Chicago Hope, Lost) illuminates the harrowing 19th-century events of the Greek War of Independence through the lens of tragic underdog Marcos Botsaris. Game of Thrones meets 300 in this bleak-yet-epic saga portraying the costs of brutal and anything-but-fair conflict with impressively natural pacing. Massive, lustrous pages serve as a backdrop to the grandiose, fantastical, and occasionally wincingly violent artwork illustrated by Ale Aragon (28 Days Later, Deadpool) [...]

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Recently on Heliocentric Worlds

It's the start of another new month, and that means it's time to check in on StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds, where each day there's posted a different online music video, drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental, and more.

The most-watched videos added to the site last month were:

Cecil Taylor Orchestra From Two Continents - Live in Paris
Gary Clark Jr. - "Come Together"
Van Morrison - "Bring It On Home To Me"
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Live at the Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival
Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie - Live in Switzerland

Other recent posts have included videos featuring performances by Sarah Vaughan, Keith Jarrett, Memphis Slim, Barney Kessel, The Who, Milt Jackson, Sonic Youth, The Specials, Robert Cray, Velvet Underground, Philip Glass, Cameo, SFJAZZ Collective, Vivian Stanshall's Big Grunt, Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome, Bruford, Johnny Shines, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Santana, Joe Pass & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Frank Zappa, and Kamasi Washington.

If you have yet to check out the site, no worries - all of these videos are still available, along with thousands more from the archives, by visiting

Sunday Session: December 1, 2019

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Here's this week's roundup of various music-related items of interest:

* 63 years after jazz great Louis Armstrong played at Muhlenberg, long lost concert set for release (The Morning Call)
* Sun Ra and Me | “It’s After the End of the World, Don’t You Know That Yet?” (The Metropolitan)
* Meet the man who restores old music to its original glory (Popular Science)
* Samara McLendon Wins the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (WBGO)
* Paper Trail: Where You Can Find the Historical Documents of Jazz (Jazz Times)
* Cyrille Aimée Is Moving On (Jazz Times)
* Spotify Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit Over Intentional Copyright Infringement, Deceptive Trade Practices (
* Are your favorite Instagram guitarists faking their incredible technique? (Guitar World)
* Dave Holland: “You can improvise in open-form style for as long as you like, but you’ll never improvise ‘Giant Steps’” (Jazzwise)
* The Pristine Empire of ECM Records (The New Yorker)
* The Loneliness of a Highbrow Teenage Songwriting Robot (
* Sun Ra Arkestra’s June Tyson Was the Queen of Afrofuturism (
* The Who by Fire (Rolling Stone)
* A Half-Century Not Out: Art Ensemble Of Chicago Live (
* Jazz Legend Charlie Parker Honored With Global Bird 100 Centennial Celebration (
* 12 Erroll Garner Albums Reissued in Octave Remastered Series (DownBeat)
* Hank Mobley, The Master of Contrasts (DownBeat)
* Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift: Three Generations of Vocal Jazz (Jazz Times)
* Why New Orleans jazz legend Buddy Bolden's house should be saved (New Orleans Advocate)
* The unlikely tale of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?': An 'OK song that became something much better than it actually was' (Yahoo News)
* “Music Affects Us In A Healing Way”: Azar Lawrence Is On A Mission (
* Anne Midgette - Classical Chronicler Supreme (Perfect Sound Forever)

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Fred Frith


This week, let's have a look at some videos featuring guitarist Fred Frith, who's coming to St. Louis to perform in a concert presented by New Music Circle on Saturday, December 14 at Joe's Cafe. While he's in town, he also will present a free master class on Sunday, December 15 at the 14th St. Artists Collective in north St. Louis.

Fred Frith, who turned 70 this year, was born in Sussex, England and first came to wide attention in the late 1960s and early 70s as a member of the art-rock band Henry Cow. His 1974 album Guitar Solos made a splash showcasing his unusual approach to improvising, using lots of effects and deploying various found objects, including ball bearings, egg beaters, drumsticks and many more, both to strike the guitar and sometimes to "prepare" it in a manner recalling John Cage's prepared pianos.

In 1979, Frith moved to New York City, where he became part of the then-burgeoning downtown experimental music scene, which led to him forming groups such as Massacre and Skeleton Crew and eventually, collaborating with Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, Syd Barrett, Mike Oldfield, The Residents, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and many others.

Frith in the 1980s also began writing music for dance, film, and theater. After spending a couple of years living in Germany, he moved in 1997 to Oakland, CA to join faculty at Mills College, where he taught composition until retiring last year, all the while maintaining an active performing and recording schedule.

For his St. Louis show - his first since a duo performance with John Zorn many years ago at The Sheldon - Frith will be playing solo, and so today, we've collected some performance videos including four solo shows, starting up above with a full performance recorded in April of this year at the Torino Jazz Festival in Turin, Italy.

After the jump, there are two more solo concerts, from February 2019 in Ottensheim, Austria and June 2016 in Paris, France.

Next is a combination solo performance and Q&A session recorded in January 2013 in New York City, in which Frith plays and also talks about five of his favorite songs, followed by another older solo show from March 2007 in Mexico City.

The final video shows Frith and his West Coast trio with bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Jordan Glenn in December 2018 at Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA.

For more about Fred Frith and his distinctive approach to guitar, check out his interview from 2013 with the website Prepared Guitar, his 2014 interview with Chicago Reader, conducted by experimental filmmaker Lori Felker, and his 2016 Q&A with

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Kibbles and Picks 2019 - Week 13

Kibbles and Picks 2019 - Week 13

And look at that – I’m back on top!

Granted, it’s just one game, thanks to my 10-4 week. Stella did just fine at 9-5, but it wasn’t quite enough. And so I’ve regained my lead. Again – good weeks for both of us … just slightly better for me.

That could all change pretty quickly here in Week 13. Stella and I are at odds on eight games – fully half of the full 16-game slate. That’s a lot of room for one of us to make a move, although with the even number, we could just as easily wind up with another push.

We’ll start on Thanksgiving, where Stella and I disagree on two of the three contests.

First up is the game in Detroit, where I have the Lions holding serve at home against the Bears. While I don’t necessarily love the Lions offense, I feel like they’re due for a good win on Turkey Day. Plus, the Bears haven’t looked like world-beaters over the last few weeks. Stella thinks my hunch is nonsense; she doesn’t have any real affection for the Bears, but she’s pretty sure that Chicago will be able to take down the Lions with little issue. We agree, however, that this will be a bad game.

In an even more hunchy pick, I’m taking Buffalo to win in Dallas against the Cowboys. The Bills defense has had some hiccups in the last few weeks, but they still have something to offer. And I’m thinking that Buffalo QB Josh Allen will be able to handle his business; the Cowboys have struggled with some injury issues. Stella likes the Cowboys here; she thinks that Dak Prescott is the best player on either team and that he will have little problem against even this strong Bills defense. And don’t sleep on Zeke Elliott, either.

Next, in maybe the most brazen pick of this year’s entire Kibbles and Picks season thus far, Stella is picking the Bengals to win their first game of the year. I went with the Jets, even though the Jets are not very good, because they’re riding high after their big win over Oakland and QB Sam Darnold looks like he might be figuring some stuff out. Stella refuses to back down from this pick; she feels that the Bengals are not going to go 0-16 and that this is perhaps their best shot at the W. With rumors swirling that Andy Dalton is returning to his place under center, she’s ready to roll the dice.

In a game with potential playoff implications, I’m going with the Colts to win at home against the Titans. I know that Indy is dealing with some major injuries – the hand issue for running back Marlon Mack foremost among them – but I still like them to hang in there and score enough to eke out a narrow win. Stella likes Tennessee here; she doesn’t think that Ryan Tannehill is actually as good as he’s been in the last month, but she thinks he’ll keep it going long enough to beat the Colts. She also expects Derrick Henry to continue his excellent stretch running the ball. Those elements combined mean that the Titans should win fairly easily.

We’re at odds on the rematch between the Browns and the Steelers. I’m going with the Steelers to win at home. Yes, the quarterback situation is still a mess and they’re on their third-string running back, but the Pittsburgh D is solid and Cleveland isn’t ready to bounce back from the controversy. Stella thinks that the absence of Myles Garrett will be a nonissue. She’s expecting good things from Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham and the double-decker backfield threat of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Either way, expect fireworks – and not the great kind.

There’s always at least one inconsequential game on these lists – this time, we’re looking at Tampa Bay/Jacksonville. I’m going with the Jaguars at home, Stella’s going with the Buccaneers on the road. Mine’s the safe pick, hers is the exciting one. Neither of us really care all that much.

I’ve got the Rams winning in Arizona against the Cardinals. Obviously, the Rams haven’t looked great over the past month or so. Jared Goff has struggled under center, as has the rest of the offense. The defense has had its glitches as well. That being said, I have to think that they’ll turn it around – and Arizona is a great place to do that. Stella disagrees; she’s counting on a big game out of QB Kyler Murray. She doesn’t think that L.A. can stop him. She’s warier of the Arizona running game, but she still likes their chances.

Finally, in the Monday night game, I’m going with the Vikings to win on the road against Seattle. It’ll be interesting to see how Kirk Cousins leads the Minnesota offense against the Seahawks. They’ve got some strong weapons, led by running back Dalvin Cook, and a surprisingly solid defense to boot. It won’t be easy, but it should be enough. Stella likes Seattle to take the win at home; she loves Russell Wilson against this Vikings team. Her main concern regarding the Seahawks offense involves Chris Carson holding onto the ball. As long as they avoid turnovers, they’ll be fine – and she thinks they’ll avoid them just fine.

And there we have it. Eight games. We’ll have to wait and see if my newly-achieved one-game lead will hold up or if Stella will retake command. If she wants to make a move, she needs to do it soon. As you might imagine, she remains unconcerned.

(winners in caps)



Thursday, Nov. 28

Chicago at DETROIT

BUFFALO at Dallas

NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 1

NY JETS at Cincinnati



GREEN BAY at NY Giants

Cleveland at PITTSBURGH

Washington at CAROLINA


San Francisco at BALTIMORE

LA RAMS at Arizona


Oakland at KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND at Houston

Monday, Dec. 2

MINNESOTA at Seattle

Week 12 record: 10-4

Season record: 110-64-1



Thursday, Nov. 28

CHICAGO at Detroit

Buffalo at DALLAS

NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 1


TENNESSEE at Indianapolis


GREEN BAY at NY Giants

CLEVELAND at Pittsburgh

Washington at CAROLINA

TAMPA BAY at Jacksonville

San Francisco at BALTIMORE



Oakland at KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND at Houston

Monday, Dec. 2

Minnesota at SEATTLE

Week 12 record: 9-5

Season record: 109-65-1


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Utah County Native Americans push to correct history, preserve culture during Thanksgiving and beyond


Earlier this month, a public school student in Utah County created a presentation on Navajo code talkers for a class assignment, as a way of recognizing National Native American Heritage Month.

As the student attempted to give her presentation, she was stopped by her teacher.

“A Utah educator actually … right out said, ‘That never happened. I just can’t validate that that event ever happened. You have to redo your research,’” said Meredith Lam, a member of the Diné tribe, also known as the Navajo tribe.


When Lam, the Provo City School District’s Title VI director, heard about the incident, she was stunned.

“We’re in 2019 — how can you not know about Navajo code talkers?” she said. “And coming from a state where we’ve had Navajo code talkers living in our state, it was a bit shocking.”

Naturally, making sure similar incidents don’t happen again amongst Provo schools is a heightened task during the month of November.

Thanksgiving ‘tales and fables’

“I call them tales and fables, because they are,” Lam said of the historically incorrect accounts of the first Thanksgiving often told in and out and schools. “The mainstream society perspective of history has not always been correct. We’ve gotta hear both sides of the story.”

Lam and Brian Yazzie, the district’s diversity and equity coordinator, are leading a push to “decolonize curriculum,” especially in history class.

“We’re trying to break the old traditions of those tales and fables about Thanksgiving, and this new curriculum gives teachers a better perspective about what really happened from the indigenous perspective,” Lam said.

Yazzie, a member of the Navajo and Hopi tribes, said he can remember being taught about Indians and pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving dinner in school as a child.

“And how it was portrayed was really not accurate,” he said. “The story was told improperly.”

The school district’s revamped curriculum, among other efforts the Title XI office is making, are in place to “make sure we’re being culturally sensitive, to make sure we we’re also teaching all of our students the proper perspective of what these holidays are or these celebrations are about or even the people itself, that we’re not stereotyping,” Yazzie said.

Lam explained that Native Americans’ relationship with Thanksgiving can be both good and bad, and can be different between the hundreds of federally-recognized tribes across the country.

For some Native Americans, like the Wampanoag tribe, Thanksgiving is a time of mourning, as many Natives recognize the time marks mass genocide, diseases and being forced out of their homelands, she said.

“But as a whole, we recognize what our ancestors did for us. We recognize the sacrifices, the resiliency to stay alive for future generations,” Lam said. “There is so much to be thankful for, there really is.”

Yazzie said that while there is a sense of mourning, overall he sees his fellow Native Americans celebrating during this time of the year.

“That’s what this particular month is now, I think it’s a celebration of our people, our ancestors who made many sacrifices,” he said.

Lam, Yazzie, and UVU’s Native American Initiative program director Ken Sekaquaptewa, each brought up the tradition of having students cut out paper feathers and create headdresses, buck fringe and other things in mimicry of Native American culture when teaching Thanksgiving-themed lessons.

“It’s hard for Native people sometimes to see their stereotypes in elementary school,” Sekaquaptewa said. “There are things that are sacred in Native culture that shouldn’t be depicted in that way. Headdresses are sacred. People sometimes think they can take things from culture and make them for themselves, and it’s a matter of education and knowing what’s appropriate and what’s not appropriate.”

Sekaquaptewa, of the Hopi tribe, said this avoidance of stereotyping should be kept in mind not just during Thanksgiving but with Native things in everyday culture.

“We’re not people’s costumes,” he said. “We’re a culture, and there should be respect of cultural traditions.”

Avoiding Native stereotypes

“I think a lot of it is people just need to take the time to learn, to try to take opportunities of special events that may happen,” Yazzie said, adding that in Utah County, there are several Native American public events throughout the year, especially in November. “I think that if people would take the time to really learn about the cultures of not only Native Americans but just people in general, I think that would help. And that includes all people … it’s really critical for us to take the time to educate and not go on assumptions.”

Lam also suggested that the community can help their Native American neighbors by trying to learn, both by researching and attending events.

“We just had an Indigenous Celebration Day back in October, and we had an amazing turnout, and the community was able to kind of step inside and see what the indigenous community is striving for,” Lam said.

Sekaquaptewa said his department makes frequent efforts to partner with community groups to educate people about Native American history and culture, which helps to overcome stereotypes.

“Historically, I think in many situations, we come across people who think that Native people don’t exist anymore, and it’s all due to the lack of teaching Indian history in the schools,” Sekaquaptewa said. “History books are written by the people who won the battles, and so it’s from a perspective that’s a non-Indian perspective. So we try to let people know that there’s another side of the story.”

“It’s all about educating each other and learning from each other and celebrating each other. It makes us better people,” Yazzie said.

Breaking boundaries in Native education

Provo City School District and Nebo School District both reached 100% graduation rates last school year, thanks to the efforts made by Title XI departments. Lam said when she first started in Provo’s department several years ago, she remembers the graduation rate for Native American students was around 50%.

“I think what we’re doing here in the state of Utah has been breakthrough,” Lam said.

The Provo City School District was nationally recognized for its Title XI work at the National Indian Education conference in October. Lam and Yazzie were invited to present their K-12 curriculum development and system of supporting teachers to help adjust to the changes.

“The whole movement now in education, especially Indian education, is decolonizing our curriculum, making sure that the indigenous voice is being heard, and that perspective is being presented,” Lam said.

Another effort Yazzie said the district is making is forming advisory committees to represent each group of families of color.

“To have their perspectives is really important for us to make sure we’re doing all we can,” he said. “Myself, as a Native American, I can definitely tell you the perspective of a Native American. But I can’t tell you what it’s like to be an African American. I don’t understand that. That’s why these committees are really important to us as a district, to get their perspective.


The pioneering effort they’re making puts Utah in a great light, Lam said.

“Could we do better with Indian affairs? Yes, most definitely,” Lam said. “We’re not perfect. We still have a long way to go. But I love that this district has embodied and really fostered that breakthrough, and I think it’s something we should be really proud of as a community.”

Native Americans in the community

American Indians and Alaskan Natives make up only 0.5% of Utah County’s population, according to the 2018 Utah County Community Assessment. But even with their small numbers, Yazzie said Native families contribute greatly to the community.

“They (Native Americans) are very passionate, very caring people. They love their children. They love their families,” he said. “They bring the joy of life, they definitely bring a sense of community, because it’s definitely important in our culture to support one another, to care for one another, to look out for each other.”

Yazzie said many Native families in Utah County are very willing to share their culture with others, but they also want to be respected as fellow people making up the area’s community.

“I think that’s important, that we’re not just a figure,” he said. “We are people, we are a vital part of the community, and we do have important attributes to the community.”

Lam said community is at the heart of Native American culture.

“I feel like we have the best group of Native community members here in Utah,” she said. “They shed light. Diversity is such an asset in the community.”

It goes both ways, Lam said: Native Americans have a lot to offer the community, but they are also grateful for support from the community.

“I will always be grateful for that support,” she said. “It’s hard to be a pioneer, it’s hard to be the first. But it also takes courage, and it’s brave, and I think that those our all words of all our Native community here: brave, courageous and very loving, very inclusive and accepting.”

Sekaquaptewa said he has felt a great support from UVU and the community in his position.

“We try to let people know that Indians are still here today, we are a living and thriving culture, we have worthwhile things to contribute and share with the mainstream community,” he said.

Preserving Native American culture

Lam said a big part of the Title XI initiative in Provo City School district revolves around helping students to be able to “share their culture and be able to preserve traditions” and to “be able to express their cultural identity in an academic setting.”

Urban Native Americans do not have natural day-to-day exposure with their group at large, as opposed to Native Americans who live on a reservation, Lam explained, making it even more vital to preserve that culture in schools.

“They’re not being supported in their cultural identity, or with knowing their history or their language, which is vital and very important and the whole point of Indian education grants like Title XI,” Lam said. “We recognize, and the U.S. Department of Education recognizes, that sustaining that identity, that cultural identity, is pivotal and very important to their development in educational settings and success.”

Lam believes this effort in K-12 fosters a Native American cultural identity throughout the rest of the students’ adult lives.

“We don’t’ want them coming to school feeling like they have to shed who they are when they walk through the school doors,” she said. “We want them to be proud of being American Indians and to be proud of who they are, and to make sure they hold onto that, because they don’t have to change. That makes them beautiful, that makes them them, so we want to support and cultivate that.”

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Location: US-IL-Des Plaines,US-IL-Chicago
Zip Code: 60016
Minimum Level of Education: Not Applicable
Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0

More information about this job:

$10,000 Sign On Bonus

Hiring Event-Tuesday, Dec 10th-12PM until 4PM.

Walk ins welcomed.

This position is located at 250 Wieboldt Dr, Des Plaines, IL, 60016.

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Perform required inspections and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment with in planed time tolerances to maximize the safety, reliability, and cost efficiency throughout the life cycle of the fleet.
Perform FAI/CVI (Annual) inspections on all fleet vehicles including tractors, trailers, converter dollies, light duty vehicles and any other company owned equipment in accordance with all federal, state and local legal and regulatory agencies. (Includes all state required inspections and frequencies).
Perform quality preventive maintenance inspections per company methods on all fleet vehicles including tractors, trailers, converter dollies, refrigeration units (Reefer), lift-gates, light duty vehicles and any other company owned equipment.
Perform quality maintenance repairs as required to maximize safety and reliability on all fleet vehicles including tractors, trailers, converter dollies, lift-gates, light duty vehicles and any company owned equipment.
Perform preventive maintenance, diagnosis and repair to refrigeration units (Reefer).
Address all Driver Vehicle Inspection Report write ups timely, and efficiently.
Diagnose cause of any malfunction and perform repairs to manufacturer specifications including but not limited to engines, transmissions and clutches, drive-line, differential, steering and suspension, fuel and ignition system, exhaust systems (including regeneration systems), intake systems, electrical systems, brake systems, HVAC systems and lift-gate hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems.
Follow procedures including documenting all work performed on work orders.
Mentor, teach and share expertise with Fleet Technician I and II to aid in their development to positions of greater responsibility.
May perform moderate supervisory roles when Fleet Manager or Fleet Supervisors are not accessible.
Proficient in electrical meter testing
Knowledge of controls and electric (DC low voltage)
Electric motor knowledge (DC)
Complete electrical repairs and welding projects as needed.
Education and / or Experience:

Medium / Heavy Duty truck technical training 2 year school and 4 years of experience or 5 years of experience in fleet maintenance and repair
High school diploma or GED required
Current and valid driver's license (CDL Preferred, Not Required)

Annual Inspector Certification Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Brake Inspector Certification Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
ASE certifications - Automotive or Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks
EPA section 608 (Core & Type II) and 609 HVAC - Refrigeration Certification
Working knowledge of computer based diagnostic software for OEM's and component manufacturers
Technician must provide own and provide all tools (diagnostic equipment and major tools provided by Sysco) necessary to perform all maintenance repair and diagnostics
Professional Skills:

Expert knowledge and skill of all vehicle systems and components
Expert knowledge and skill in diagnosis and repair of electrical systems on all equipment
Expert knowledge and skill in diagnosis and repair of refrigeration systems (
Expert knowledge and skill in Preventive Maintenance Inspections and repair
Moderate knowledge and skill in welding and cutting (gas, electric, MIG, TIG)
Moderate computer skills and knowledge
Expert knowledge of all DOT (FMCSA) regulations
Moderate knowledge of OSHA safety regulations
Moderate knowledge of environmental regulations
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend or crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to sit and must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 lbs.
The employee is Repair work requires excellent hand and finger dexterity used for wrenches, hand tools and other shop equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to operate various pieces of equipment
Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, reach
Ability to push/pull
Ability to lift /carry
Ability to grasp tools
Ability to perform Repetitive motion: wrenches and hand tools
Working conditions: Frequently works outdoors.
Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet, hot, extreme cold and/or humid conditions; and moving mechanical parts and may be required to work in confined spaces. The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call. The associate may occasionally be required to travel to other Operating Companies or the corporate office as business needs dictate (i.e. training, business continuation, etc.). The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and confined spaces. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employeewill be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco Chicago is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time


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The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By Laurie Niles: Gift-giving is one of the great joys of the holiday season, and each year we compile a list of some of the year's best new recordings, books, gear and other offerings from violinists for you to consider in your holiday gift-giving, gift-asking — and loading of the smartphone, computer or other device. We hope this allows you to consider a music-related gift.

We also would suggest considering supporting your local live music scene by purchasing tickets to local music events or simply making a year-end donation to a musical non-profit of your choice. I've tried to be inclusive, but I'm sure I have missed some ideas, so please feel free add your suggestions in the comments section. And yes, in this case, you are allowed to toot your own horn and recommend your own CD or book or product! You may also wish to refer to our gift-giving guides from previous years; I've listed links to those at the end of this blog. Also, please consider purchasing a gift from one of our sponsors, which you can find in our Directory of Shops and Services or on the right-hand side of this page.

Many of the recordings below are linked to Note that if you follow these links and make a purchase from Amazon, a portion of that will go to support (If you would like to give a donation to support, click here.) I've also listed the artists' names in italics, and sometimes those are linked to stories we have written this year about them and their work. And whenever you buy any of these selections, from any source, you'll be helping to support the musicians and other artists who created them.

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Brahms, Ligeti: Violin Concertos
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting.

The Brahms Violin Concerto is always a treat, but especially in the hands of Augustin Hadelich, who also plays it with his own cadenza. He also performs Ligeti's Violin Concerto, with a new cadenza written by Thomas Adès. Here is our 2018 interview with Augustin about the Ligeti.

Augustin Hadelich
Augustin Hadelich.

6 Partitas by Antón García Abril
Hilary Hahn, violin

The way Antón García Abril put together the Six Partitas he wrote for solo violin makes his inspiration clear: he wrote six single-movement pieces and named them "Heart; Immensity; Love; Art; Reflexive; You" -- "H-I-L-A-R-Y." This is Hilary Hahn's world premiere recording of the partitas, commissioned by Hahn for solo violin. These works continue the longstanding tradition of composers such as J.S. Bach and Eugene Ysaÿe writing six polyphonic works for the violin. Read our interview with Hilary about these works here.. "Before these pieces existed,” said Hahn, “I knew they needed to be written. Antón García Abril deeply understands the violin, and he epitomizes a musical tradition that has never before been expressed in the solo violin repertoire. His voice is romantic and impulsive, abrasive, beautiful."

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn. Photo by Dana van Leeuwen for Decca.

Across the Stars
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
John Williams, composer and conductor
The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles

Two great artists unite: At the request of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, award-winning film composer John Williams created arrangements for solo violin and orchestra of some of his best and most popular movie themes. The album includes 12 arrangements, with music from the Star Wars series such as "Luke and Leia," "Yoda's Theme," "Across the Stars" and "Rey's Theme"; as well as "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter; and music from Schindler's List, Memoirs of a Geisha, Dracula, Cinderella Liberty and more. The arrangement and performance of "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter, is especially impressive.

John Williams and Anne Sophie Mutter
Composer John Williams and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Photo by Prashant Gupta, courtesy Deutsche Grammophon.

Chaplin's Smile
Philippe Quint, violin
Marta Aznavoorian, piano

Who knew that the great cinematic artist Charlie Chaplin was also quite a composer (as well as a violinist)? In celebration of Charlie Chaplin’s 130th Birthday, violinist Philippe Quint released this album with 13 new arrangements of songs from Chaplin's films including City Lights, The Great Dictator, The Kid, Limelight & Modern Times. Joshua Bell makes a guest appearance on two tracks. In a process that took more than three years, Quint, in collaboration with arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch, went through dozens of songs and soundtracks written by Chaplin to select the songs best suited for violin and piano. Here is our interview with Philippe about the creation of this album.

Philippe Quint
Philippe Quint. Photo by Isi Akahome.

Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin
Tessa Lark, violin
Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, conducting

Nominated for a 2020 Grammy, this album features violinist Tessa Lark performing a concerto written for her by Michael Torke, inspired by American bluegrass and Irish reels. It's one of three albums Lark released in quick succession this fall; the others are Fantasy, featuring Fantasies and Rhapsodies for violin, including her own "Appalachian Fantasy"; as well as Invention, a duo collaboration with bassist Michael Thurber, with both Bach Two-Part Inventions as well as their own compositions. See our latest interview with Tessa Lark here.

Tessa Lark
Tessa Lark. Photo by Lauren Desberg.

Matthew Lipman, viola
Henry Kramer, piano

Violist Matthew Lipman dedicates this album of viola fantasies to the memory of his mother. Recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Lipman commissioned Clarice Assad to write "Metamorfose," a commentary on grief and acceptance which receives its premiere recording on this album. He also includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s long-lost "Impromptu for Viola and Piano," Op. 33, recently unearthed in the Moscow State Archives. Other pieces include Robert Schumann’s "Fairy Tale Pictures," York Bowen’s "Phantasy," Garth Knox’s "Fuga libre" and Franz Waxman’s popular violin showpiece, "Carmen Fantasie." Joining Lipman is pianist Henry Kramer.

Matthew Lipman
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Rhythm Future Quartet and Friends
Jason Anick, violin
Olli Soikkeli, guitar
Max O'Rourke, guitar
Greg Loughman, bass

If you love jazz, you will love this album of gypsy jazz by the Rhythm Future Quartet, featuring violinist Jason Anick, who teaches jazz violin at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. You can also procure transcriptions of their music here.

Jason Anick
Jazz violinist Jason Anick. Photo by Sasha Israel.

Bach: Sonatas
Renaud Capuçon, violin
David Fray, piano

"I listen to Bach, much more than I play Bach. I listen to Bach all of the time," said violinist Renaud Capuçon. "It gives me a mix of energy, wisdom, strength." This collaboration with pianist David Fray grew from a mutual love for and understanding of the music of Bach. Here is our recent interview with Renaud about Bach and more.

Renaud Capucon
Violinist Renaud Capuçon.

Hermitage Piano Trio Plays Rachmaninoff
Hermitage Piano Trio
Misha Keylin, violin
Sergey Antonov, cello
Ilya Kazantsev, piano

Here is another Grammy-nominated album, featuring the Hermitage Piano Trio. "When listening to (Rachmaninoff's) music — especially his orchestral works — I am always in awe of how skillfully Rachmaninoff utilizes string instruments in conveying the soul, passion and drama in his compositions," said said violinist Misha Keylin. "The two piano trios on this album were written by Rachmaninoff during his earlier years, but the maturity in his melodies and the themes are unmistakably traditional and on a grand scale. The phrases grow from almost barely audible church psalms and funeral processions to explosive climaxes that almost sound as if judgment day is upon us.

The Hermitage Piano Trio
The Hermitage Piano Trio. Photo By Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

The Butterfly
Martin Hayes, Irish fiddle
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Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello

Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider celebrate a decade-long musical friendship with this album that celebrates traditional Irish music. They came up with unique versions of 12 tunes, from well-known traditional Irish tunes to "Maghera Mountain,” which was written by Hayes as a teenager and recorded for the first time here.

Brooklyn Rider Martin Hayes
Irish fiddler Martin Hayes with New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider.

Silenced Voices
Black Oak Ensemble
Desirée Ruhstrat, violin
David Cunliffe, cello
Aurélien Fort Pederzoli, viola

For its recording debut, the Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble has put together an album of music by six Jewish composers whose work was suppressed by the Nazis, with works by Dutch composer Dick Kattenburg; Czech composers Hans Krása and Gideon Klein; and Hungarian composers Sándor Kuti, Paul Hermann, and Géza Frid. "It is poignant music but also incredibly human," said the trio's violinist Desirée Ruhstrat. "That these pieces were written in a concentration camp is incredible."

Black Oak Ensemble
The Black Oak Ensemble: David Cunliffe, Desirée Ruhstrat and Aurélien Fort Pederzoli.

Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite
Nicola Benedetti, violin
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru conducting.
Wynton Marsalis, composer

"Nicky said she wanted a piece that would allow her to inhabit an expansive range of human emotions," Marsalis told Decca, in describing the violin concerto he wrote for Nicola Benedetti. "Though I have long loved the violin, she schooled me in its august history, in its tremendous expressive capabilities, and in a compendium of old and new techniques. From a very young age, Nicky’s dream was to move people with the magic of virtuosity and the warmth of her sound. The concerto begins with her telling us the story of her dream, the playing of it IS the realization of that dream, and it ends with her going down the road to play for the next gathering." Click here to read our interview with Nicola Benedetti about the creation of this concerto

Benedetti and Marsalis
Violinist Nicola Benedetti and composer Wynton Marsalis.

None But the Lonely Heart
Daniel Lozakovich, violin
Russian National Philharmonic, Vladimir Spivakov conducting
Stanislav Soloviev, piano

I first heard Swedish violinist Daniel Lozakovich in 2014, he was just 12 years old, and I was immediately taken with his musical maturity and beautiful vibrato. Now age 18, he just gets better and better -- he is touring as a soloist and has made several recordings. This one explores works by Tchaikovsky, including the Violin Concerto, Méditation from Souvenir d'un lieu cher; and arrangements of two vocal works, Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin and Romance, Op.6 No. 6, "None But the Lonely Heart."

Daniel LozakovichViolinist Daniel Lozakovich. Photo ©Johan Sandberg, courtesy Deutsche Grammophon.

Maxim Vengerov, violin
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu conducting

China's oldest symphony, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra marks its 140th anniversary with a series of three albums featuring works by major Chinese composers. "Gateways," the first of these, features two works by Qigang Chen: "Wu Xing" (The Five Elements) from 1999, and "La joie de la souffrance" (The Joy of Suffering) from 2017 - as well as Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and Kreisler’s Tambourin chinois. Violinist Maxim Vengerov is the dedicatee and first performer of "La joie de la souffrance." Click here to read our interview with composer Qigang Chen about this work.

Qigang Chen
Qigang Chen. Photo by

C. Schumann, Smyth & Beach: Works for Violin & Piano
Tasmin Little, violin
John Lenehan, piano

British violinist Tasmin Little presents an album of works by women composers which includes Clara Schumann's Drei Romanzen, Op. 22; Dame Ethel Smyth's Sonata Op. 7; and three works by Amy Beach: Sonata Op. 34, Romance, Op. 23, and Invocation, Op. 55. "When you hear these works, you wonder why they have been neglected for such a long time," Little said.

Tasmin Little
Violinist Tasmin Little.

Beethoven and Sibelius Violin Concertos
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Robin Ticciati conducting

When one of the most respected violinists in the world releases a recording of two major violin concertos, it's time to listen. German violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who teaches at the Kronberg Academy, performs the Beethoven and Sibelius Violin Concertos with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Robin Ticciati conducting. Definitely worth a listen.

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Photo: © Giorgia Bertazzi

Salonen Cello Concerto
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer
Los Angeles Philharmonic

This recording captures the live performance in Los Angeles on February 8, 2018 of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s cello concerto featuring Yo-Yo Ma and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Salonen. In Salonen's words, it begins with "a simple thought emerging out of a complex landscape. Almost like consciousness developing from clouds of dust." The second movement follows with "slow cello arches...looped to create harmony from single lines." This is followed by the third movement of music that is "often dance-like; sometimes gesticulating wildly, perhaps from the sheer joy of no longer having to do with clouds and processes. Finally the kinetic energy burns itself out gently, the rapid movement slows down, and the cello line climbs slowly up to a stratospherically high B-flat, two centimeters to the left from the highest note of the piano."

Yo Yo Ma
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Photo by Jason Bell.


In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores: Violin and Piano

At last, it is the sheet music for Hilary Hahn's encores! For background: in 2013, Hahn brought to life 27 new encores for violin, each by a different living composer. This collection includes Hahn's own markings as well as style and performance notes. Read more in our interview with Hilary about this new edition.

Hilary Hahn In 27 Pieces Encores book

Practizma Journal: Empowerment, Efficiency & Joy for Musicians
Susanna Klein, author

Here is a journal designed not only to help you track your practice hours, but also to improve your practice psychology and goal-setting. "I would love to make musical practice more joyful and more powerful," said author Susanna Klein, a professor of violin at Virginia Commonwealth University -- and also blog contributor on -- who created this journal. "Many musicians become obsessed with how much they practice instead of what they actually get done or how they feel about their work. This can lead to injury, inefficiency, and what I call the 'practice blues.'" It's also an old-fashioned, analog 80-page journal, with high-quality paper and binding, meant for using with pencil or pen. It does not require you to get on your computer or phone.


Simon Fischer: Transcriptions for Violin and Piano

British pedagogue Simon Fischer, known for his books such as Basics, Practice, Warming Up and more, has released a book of transcriptions for violin and piano of well-known pieces from the classical repertoire, such as Tchaikovsky's Waltz from ‘Sleeping Beauty." There are eight arrangement in all, including pieces by Dowland, Purcell, Rossini, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Johann Strauss II. There are virtuosic as well as easier arrangements, complete with fingerings and instructions, as well as some alternatives offered for easing technically challenging moments.

Fischer transcsriptions

3D-Printed Mutes by Wiessmeyer and Son

Several respected colleagues have recommended these mutes, not only because they come in every color of the rainbow (fun!) but also because they work quite well. My teaching colleague Cheryl Scheidemantle likes the "Viol Violin Mute" and the "Dual Tone Violin Mute" and our own Krista Moyer said that "I have tried almost all of them and really like the sound they produce." For a detailed description of the mutes, see the Wiessmeyer & Son website.

3D mutes

Music Stand Lights

Aria Stand Light
A good number of my friends who play in the LA Opera have these because they work so well when you are stuck in a pit in the dark. But they are also great for church gigs and anything where you need good stand lighting. Aria has a deal going until December 7, save 15% by using the promo code BrightenYourFuture on their web site, linked above.

Lotus Stand Light
A number of V.commers also recommended the Lotus stand light, as it does not obstruct line of sight and is very portable.

Stand Lights

Blackwing Pencils and a Pencil Holder

Many musicians love blackwing pencils because they are dark, require little pressure to write with and have a replaceable eraser. The above link is from Shar, and you can also find a pencil holder for your stand. Another nice option is the magnetic holder, which allows you to simply stick your music to the pole of most kinds of orchestra stands.

KorfkerRest Shoulder Rest

It's light, it's elegant, it stays on the fiddle, and it works really well. I started using one in July and have not gone back. But it's an expensive shoulder rest. Here is our review of the KorfkerRest for violin.



Created by Cyrus Forough, this simple little contraption is designed to help a student's muscle memory by providing the correct positioning for the bow pinky. You can get just one for your student, or if you are a teacher you might like a package of 10, 50 or 100. They come in lots of colors.


Buckshot Pro Bluetooth Speaker, Powerbank and Flashlight

Honestly, you can get any Bluetooth speaker you'd like, so that you can conveniently listen to music from your phone, everywhere. But this is the one that I have, and I completely love it. First, it's a very good speaker. But also: it's insanely sturdy, water-proof, dust-resistant and it doubles as a flashlight as well as a power bank with which you can charge your phone in a pinch. It fits in my purse, in my car, you can take it camping, etc. Might seem like a weird combination of things, but it works!

bluetooth speaker

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    In Search of an (Inexpensive) Baroque Violin Bow

    By Elizabeth Freeland:
    "Le violon – c'est l'archet!"
    – Giovanni Viotti

    I am an adult violin student who likes to understand the historical context of the pieces I play. As I started playing pieces by composers such as Jacquet de la Guerre, Corelli, and Biber, I became interested in baroque playing practices and baroque bows. Reading about the history of bows and the development of violin music, it became clear that the performance of music on the violin is inextricably linked with the choice of bow. Additionally, following the release of Rachel Barton Pine's recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, the publication of her critical edition of this music, and her promotions of the baroque bow in print and at conferences, there has been increased interest in baroque bows for students. So, I decided I wanted a baroque bow!

    Baroque Bow
    Baroque bow by H.F. Grabenstein, "Hart House" model.

    In the initial stage of my research, I found a few articles suggesting I could buy a decent baroque bow online for a couple hundred dollars. Was it really true that I could find an inexpensive and functionally accurate baroque bow? Yes, and no. I own a $4000 violin and a $400 modern bow. That is not a lot in the world of a professional violinist, but it is about right for a student of my ability. People will say that baroque bows are inexpensive, but that is in comparison to modern professional bows that can cost $1,000’s to $10,000’s or more. A professionally made baroque bow can cost around $2,000 – $3,000; relatively cheap, but too expensive for a student.

    Amazon and Ebay are awash with cheap "baroque" bows ranging in price from about $50 –$200, and Shar Music sells them for $200, though they are often on sale for less. In an article by The Strad, bow maker David Hawthorne advises players to avoid inexpensive Chinese bows, pointing out that the average factory worker has no understanding of the musical character of a baroque bow and so won’t know how to create one. Fair enough, but most students will not have any other option. So are the inexpensive bows any good? Based on user reviews, there seems to be a great variety in quality. It is also clear, though, that many people don’t really know what a baroque bow is, or what they should expect from it.

    In my quest for an inexpensive baroque bow, I read many online articles, talked to bow makers and dealers, met with a professional baroque violin player, and tested a number of bows. I sifted through a great deal of material trying to sort consistent, credible information from the sketchy to down-right wrong (yes, it’s there).

    Most students will start out as I did: knowing little about baroque bows, and their teachers may lack knowledge as well. The aim of this article is to save such people time and let them know what to look for and expect. In this article, I first describe how a baroque bow looks and plays and detail its characteristics. Then I describe my search and what is really out there. I conclude with a summary of the situation and options. The text includes many links to online material. A list of additional sources is at the end.

    What it looks like: the baroque versus the modern bow

    Images of historical bows can be found on the webpages of Eitan Hoffer and Pieter Affouritit. Baroque bows of the 1600’s have many names, dart, dagger, or dance bows. They are relatively short and the manner in which the stick bends, the camber, is convex, away from the hair. At the tip, the stick slopes quite smoothly to the hair and has a long, rather pointed end. Bows from the 1700’s, sometimes called sonata bows, are a little straighter with a less pronounced convex camber, or none at all. At the tip, the stick bends gently down to the hair but is still fairly pointed. The tips remind me of a shoe. These varieties of bows, at least the ones that have survived, are most often made of snakewood or ironwood. The less expensive ones can be found in snakewood, which looks a bit like a leopard print. You will also notice that baroque bows do not have the leather grip or wire winding that is seen on modern bows. The ribbon of hair on a baroque bow is thinner than that of a modern bow. During the 1700s, the shape and design of the bow continued to change, resulting in bows known as transitional, or classical, bows. Finally, the modern bow designed by Tourte, in the late 1700s, early 1800’s became the standard.

    Playing characteristics

    Both the musical and quantifiable (weight etc.) characteristics of the baroque bow varied over time, even within a specific period. The characteristics were not standardized and have a larger range than those of the modern bow. For this reason, there can be a wide variety of acceptable lengths, weights, and shapes – and musical strengths or weaknesses. The type of bow I outline below falls towards the later baroque era, from Corelli (1680) on. These are what are for sale in the inexpensive range. If you are looking for more details about various styles of baroque bow, try the Tarisio and Corilon webpages.

    Several factors contributed to the characteristics of baroque bows of this period. Players expected, and wanted, to have stronger down-bows than up-bows, especially for French dance music of the 1600s. The shape of the tip does not allow for power at the upper part of a bow, like the modern bow does. Thus, the sound produced by a baroque bow as you move towards the tip, tapers more severely than the modern bow. These baroque bows were also suited to solo performances in small spaces, as opposed to the modern demands of large concert halls. Additionally, composers such as Corelli, Tartini, and Bach were writing music that required a longer bow and made more technical demands of the player. Thus, the design of the baroque bow developed to fit the needs of the music of the time.

    Overwhelmingly, the experts I have read or talked to say that baroque music is easier to play with a baroque bow. Unfortunately, most of us can’t tryout several baroque bows before buying one. But it does seem that if your baroque bow is not making you more excited about playing baroque music, then it is not doing its job.

    Quantifiable characteristics – what to look for and what you will find

    Most bow makers measure lengths in centimeters. Below, I give lengths in both inches and centimeters. The characteristics of the modern bow are very standardized. Here is a brief overview for reference. The modern bow has a concave camber; it bends inward, towards the hair, even when tightened. If the hair is loose, and the bow is set, hair down, on a flat surface, the stick will touch that surface at about 2/3 the distance from the frog end. Its tip bends at a right angle from the main part of the stick and meets the hair at a right angle as well. This connecting bit of wood, from the main stick to the hair, is relatively long. The modern bow has a length of about 29 – 29.5 inches (74 – 75cm) with a balance point at about 9.5 – 9.75 in (24.25 – 24.75 cm) from the frog end. For comparison below, the distance to the balance point is 32% – 33% the length of the bow. It weighs about 57 – 63 grams.

    The characteristics of a baroque bow (late 1600’s and beyond) are:

  • Camber (bend): The tip shape and camber define the shape of a baroque bow, without them, it is hard to imagine that the bow will function musically as it should. With the hair loose, the bow stick will be straight or may have a very slight inward camber. It will NOT bend in towards the hair to the extent that a modern bow does. When the hair is tightened, the bow should be straight or bend outward, away from the hair. Every inexpensive "baroque" bow I have seen has had the camber of a modern bow. Tightening the hair to make the stick curve properly does not solve the problem, as it makes the bow rigid and the hair overly stiff. (Some early baroque players would change the hair tension while they played by pressing on it with their thumb. So, clearly, overly tight bow hair is not right.)
  • Tip shape: The tip should be slipper or shoe shaped, somewhat pointed. At the tip, the distance between the stick and the hair will be smaller than that of a modern bow. The tip slopes down to connect the two, as opposed to the right angles you see in a modern bow.
  • Material: Baroque bows were made from a variety of materials, including ironwood and snakewood. Student-priced bows of snakewood are plentiful. Be careful of fake snakewood. Some buyers on amazon/ebay have complained that the characteristic leopard print of snakewood is painted onto some other type of wood. A nice photo of a piece of snakewood can be found at Stephen Marvin’s site; follow links to "wood & materials" and then "snakewood." A photo of three different cuts of snakewood, showing the variation, is at David Van Edwards’ site; scroll almost to the end.
  • Length: 25 – 27.5 inches (63.5 – 70 cm), with the shorter side of the range being more common to dance bows and an average length of a later-baroque bow being about 27.0 in (68.5 cm). In The Strad’s interview with Rídiger Pfau, he recommends that people new to baroque bows start with a minimum length of 26.75 in (68 cm).
  • Weight: about 51 – 53 g, as per Jefferey Ellis. Most other places just refer to the bow as "‘light." Rídiger Pfau, again, recommends that people new to baroque bows start with a minimum weight of 50 g.
  • Balance point: The balance point of a bow affects how heavy it feels in the hand. It is hard to find exact information about the balance point of baroque bows. In a discussion with H.F. Grabenstein, he said it should fall at about 33% to 35% of the distance from the frog-end, not including the button (decorative end piece/screw). The percentage is similar to what one finds in a modern bow, but because baroque bows are shorter using this percentage would move the balance point closer to the frog. For a bow that is 27.0 in, the balance point falls at 8.9 – 9.4 in. (A length of 68.5 cm gives a balance point of 22.6 – 24.0 cm.)

    There is also descriptive information about the bow that one can consider. To do so, one must keep in mind that the balance point of a bow depends on the combination of bow weight and shape, including length. The feel of a bow depends on the distance between the balance point and the bow hold. So, while baroque bows are shorted, this does not necessarily mean that their balance point is closer to the frog than that of a modern bow. Still, baroque bows are described as "heavier at the frog". The implication is that more of their weight, and hence their balance point, is indeed closer to the frog than that of a modern bow. Finally, the baroque bow hold was often a bit choked up (further from the frog) as compared to the modern hold. This would bring the balance point even closer to the hand. A shift in the balance point towards the frog plus the altered bow hold would make the bow feel very light.

  • Screw vs clip-in frog: Most inexpensive bows have the very convenient, screw mechanism to tighten/loosen the bow hair, as opposed to a clip-in frog. This shouldn’t make any significant difference in the bows performance. Some late baroque bows did have screws.
  • Are there inexpensive baroque bows for sale?

    The answer is yes, but finding a decent one is not as easy as it is made out to be. Optimally, you can try out a new bow, but in my experience, it can be difficult to find a baroque bow in a shop. When I asked one well-established luthier, he said I was the first person to ever ask him about it. I live in Chicago where there is a thriving classical and early music scene, a huge number of string players, luthiers, bow makers, and lots of shops catering to students. There are many people who regularly play on baroque instruments. And, it is the home of Rachel Barton Pine. Still, it is difficult to find an inexpensive baroque bow. I spent over a year looking for bows I could try out in person.

    In the end, I borrowed one from a fellow student and ordered another from Shar Music during their Black Friday sale. I talked my family into taking a vacation detour to visit Claire Given’s shop in Minneapolis and talked my teenager into visiting shops with me on the Rue de Rome in Paris when we were there on a work/vacation trip. I played five inexpensive (˜ $200), Chinese factory-made bows; a couple inexpensive bows that that had been re-worked (˜ $500); and several hand-made bows (˜ $1500 –$2000), a couple made by Andrew Dipper in Minneapolis and one by Rene-William Groppe, who made the bow used by Rachel Podger. Yes, the expensive, hand-made bows are very nice. These are not the bows a student will be considering though.

    Every inexpensive bow I saw was Chinese factory-made. They all had the slipper-shaped tip one sees in a early 1700s baroque bow and were made of snakewood. They had lengths of 26.5 – 26 3/4 inches (67 – 68 cm), corresponding to a late baroque bow. The ribbon of hair was thin like a baroque bow and they had a screw to adjust the hair tension. These are the good points.

    As I mentioned above, however, every inexpensive bow had the wrong camber. You will not find the flat or outwardly curved shape that one expects of a baroque bow. Instead, the bows will curve inward like a modern bow. The weights of the bows ranged from an acceptable 50 g all the way to the range of a modern bow, which is too heavy for a baroque bow. The position of the balance point also varied and was generally further from the frog than expected. The camber, weight, and balance point are all critical to how a bow functions. So, the question is, are any of these bows "good enough"?

    The bow makers I talked to said the modern camber would make the bow more stable and easier to play. So while not baroque, they would not necessarily be bad for a student. The issue of inconsistent weight and balance point is more of a problem. The one bow I had from was heavy (56.5 g) and had a balance point further out than even a modern bow, nearly 10 inches from the frog! When playing, this bow was very good at doing one thing – sticking to the string. It made a great, monochromatic tone with little effort but was a lot of work to get it to do anything else. The bow from Shar Music felt much better to play. It still had a balance point that was relatively far from the frog (9 7/8 in), but its overall weight was lighter (51.7 g) and within the expected range. What would turn out to be my favorite bow, bought at Atelier Coquoz in Paris, has a weight of 52.9 g and a decent balance point at 9.5 in.

    At this point, it will be useful to mention the other, more expensive, bows I tried. Last winter, I had the chance to visit Claire Givens Violins in Minneapolis. This is where I tried my first professionally made baroque bows. They were great. At $2000+, though, they were way beyond my budget. The bow by Groppe at Atelier Coquoz was similar – clearly much better than the factory bows and too expensive for me. If you have the opportunity, though, I recommend trying a professional bow out. Playing a bow with the right camber and one that loses power noticeably as it goes to the tip gives you a feel for what baroque players dealt with. It is really just fun to see how a nice baroque bow can feel.

    Claire Givens’ shop had other bows as well that were a step up from the factory-made ones. The bow maker Andrew Dipper had reworked some of the Chinese bows, and they were selling for just under $500. I played several and liked them. At the time, this looked like it would be my best option if I wanted something more than the Shar bow I had. Still, I was not ready to put that much money into something I was just wanting to test out.

    As for the inexpensive, factory-made bows, I needed the opinion of an actual baroque player as to whether or not they would do for a student. Luckily, I was able to find such a person: local baroque violin teacher, Isabelle Rozendaal. I took the Shar bow to her; I was sure the bow was not adequate, and I had not yet found the one at Atelier Coquoz. As it turned out, she felt the Shar bow was good enough for her to teach me the beginnings of baroque playing. It would probably be a few years before I would have enough technique to need a better bow. (For reference, at the time I had been playing for five years and was learning some of the easier Vivaldi and Corelli sonatas.) This was good news.

    For me personally, the only problem was that I didn’t like the bow. It was stiff, like many modern student bows I have played, and I simply don’t like that. Also, the hair had to be pretty tight to be able to play double stops with the upper part of the bow without the stick hitting the strings. This left the lower part of the bow with little give.

    By chance, I was in France over the summer and had a chance to look for a bow there. As in the U.S., there are few shops that carry baroque bows. Luckily, I found a couple on the Rue de Rome, the music store center of Paris. One shop I went to was Atelier Coquoz, where I met Orlando, who plays baroque violin. He showed me several bows (including the Groppe) and a few baroque violins. He had two inexpensive bows, and I tried them. Turned out that I liked one of them. It has a less concave camber than most modern bows as well as a decent weight and good balance point, in line with the numbers mentioned above. The bow is somewhat flexible, and when I tighten the hair enough to play double stops on the upper half of the bow, the lower half still has some give. After a year of reading, talking, and searching, for $220, I had finally found an inexpensive baroque bow that I liked.

    Summary and Outlook

    The reason it is possible to buy an inexpensive, functional modern bow is that the specifications are well established and bow factories have a clear understanding of how to mass produce them. Not all the bows will be good, but it is easy to find a decent, inexpensive modern bow.

    For baroque bows, the specifications are simply not well-defined. There was a great deal of variation in good baroque bows. A modern producer could circumvent this problem by picking a certain type, say late baroque sonata bow, and working out some average measurements to use in a factory setting. To some degree, this is what the Chinese bow factories have done. Unfortunately, they are incorrectly adding a modern camber to the bow. The bow weights can be too heavy, and it is likely that the balance points tend to be off because it is difficult to taper a stick to the degree a true baroque bow is. Given the small market for baroque bows and the lack of knowledge among buyers, things may not improve.

    Still, it is possible to find a bow for $200 or less that will serve the beginning baroque student. In the U.S., the best option is to buy from a shop or dealer who has pre-screened the bows to some degree. I would also ask questions about the characteristics of the bow and the return policy. If you are a more advanced player and/or have a larger budget, I would try a re-worked bow, like those at Claire Givens.

    At this point, I enthusiastically encourage students to buy a baroque bow if they are at all interested in baroque music. Even being an amateur player, I now prefer my modern bow for modern pieces and my baroque bow for baroque music. The differences in what I want to do with the music and what the different bows do well is clear even to me. This could be an interesting direction for some teachers to encourage students to explore. For me, listening to a modern interpretation of Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor Op. 3. No. 6 versus Rachel Podger’s was a musical education in itself. Trying different bows has expanded my understanding of how a violin works and what a bow can do. And in any case, the more people there are asking for baroque bows the better the market will get.

    Thank you

    Thank you to the people who encouraged me to look into this and who have talked to me about baroque bows – my teacher Sam Sharp, bow makers Eric Swanson and Harry Grabenstein, Claire Givens, baroque violinist Isabelle Rozendaal, and Orlando Faneite at Atelier Coqueoz. I have done my best to correctly synthesize all their information; any errors along the way are mine!



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