City Watch

In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune seek out interesting and unexpected people and places from the everyday life of what the author calls the "most typical American big city." In the process he discovers the joys and triumphs of ordinary people. Anderson writes with wit and insight about those who find themselves inspired or obsessed with alternative ways of viewing life or getting through the day. Like the man who started with one light pole, then painted all the poles in his southside neighborhood. Or the founder of Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too, a nun who lives with sixty-seven cats. Or the philosopher who, with no financial success, still publishes a newsletter called "The Meaning of Life." After years of hunting down moments of everyday life that have drama and meaning, Anderson offers a book that has curious power, because all of its stories are true. Drawn from the best of Anderson's columns, City Watch introduces readers to an eclectic mix of social clubs, subcultures, and minor celebrities. From Foraging Friends, a group of penniless ecologists who forage for wild foods in a county forest preserve, to the annual Dumpster Diver fashion show, from the Oakton Elementary School chess team to a group that calls itself Some Chicago Anarchists, readers will discover the characters and events that define Chicago's local color.

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  • Author : Jon Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Pages : 270 pages
  • ISBN : 1587293315
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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City Watch

City Watch
  • Author : Jon Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 04 May 2001
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In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune seek out interesting and unexpected people and places from the everyday life of what the author calls the "most typical American big city."

Beer Lover's New England

Beer Lover's New England
  • Author : Norman Miller
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 20 January 2016
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The Complete Regional Guide to Craft Beer With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don’t have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. Beer Lover’s New England features breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars geared toward brew enthusiasts looking to seek out the best beers New England has to offer, from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. Written by a local

The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Cambridge, Together with a Summary of the Special and General Laws Relating to the Same Subject, and the Municipal Register for 1857, Etc. [Compiled by J. A. Jacobs.]

The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Cambridge, Together with a Summary of the Special and General Laws Relating to the Same Subject, and the Municipal Register for 1857, Etc. [Compiled by J. A. Jacobs.]
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 January 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Charter and Ordinances of the City of Cambridge, Together with a Summary of the Special and General Laws Relating to the Same Subject, and the Municipal Register for 1857, Etc. [Compiled by J. A. Jacobs.]

The case of the city of Oxford: shewing how far the said city is concerned to oppose the confirmation of the charters of the University by parliament. With an answer [by W. Wright?] to [pt.2, by J. Harrington of] a late pamphlet entitled A defence of the rights and priviledges of the University of Oxford [by G. Langbaine and J. Harrington.].

The case of the city of Oxford: shewing how far the said city is concerned to oppose the confirmation of the charters of the University by parliament. With an answer [by W. Wright?] to [pt.2, by J. Harrington of] a late pamphlet entitled A defence of the rights and priviledges of the University of Oxford [by G. Langbaine and J. Harrington.].
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  • Release : 23 January 1691
GET THIS BOOKThe case of the city of Oxford: shewing how far the said city is concerned to oppose the confirmation of the charters of the University by parliament. With an answer [by W. Wright?] to [pt.2, by J. Harrington of] a late pamphlet entitled A defence of the rights and priviledges of the University of Oxford [by G. Langbaine and J. Harrington.].

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels
  • Author : Christina Zanfagna
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 29 August 2017
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop—a movement merging Christianity and hip hop culture—to “save”