Can I be a pragmatic liberal?

While going through diferent websites and resources for content to include with the Windy City Banner, I’ve noticed something. Much of the content available to the small indepedent press is either way right (luckily haven’t seen many of those) or way left. Which kinda leaves me in a odd little niche Where is the information…

Art Gallery Opening At Center On Halsted

 Writ on Water IV by Jason Messinger   Chicago by Armando Pedroso  From Center on Halstead: Join us for two exciting shows opening Friday, April 1. Armando Pedroso’s painting exhibit will take place in the 2nd floor gallery, and Jason Messinger’s painting exhibit will be in the 3rd floor gallery. Cash bar…

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL (Cook County)

Destination of the Day: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL (Cook County) This well-meaning museum is the only one in the Chicago region dedicated to American Indians. While the Field Museum has a much larger and better organized gallery, this museum has the passion. Current exhibits include “Through the Eyes of the Eagle:…

First-timer fun at C2E2

Story and photos by Tom Wray We’re gonna take a break from politics and travel for a little bit. Along with being liberal and gay, the publisher happens to be a bit of a geek. Okay, he was lucky to keep in the squees as he attended the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo today at…

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University, University Park, IL (Will County)

Destination of the Day: Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University, University Park, IL (Will County) Easily one of the least appreciated attractions in southern suburbs is the somewhat hidden Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park on the campus of Governors State University (GSU) campus. Similar in style as the better known Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park (border…

Geek news: No Firefly revival

From our sister blog Verse Voice: This was trending on the newsite blastr.com. The effort to buy the rights to Firefly that was started by a comment from Captain Tightpants is cancelled by Joss Whedon. According to the story on the Syfy run site, co-writer of the Dr. Horrible Sing-along Blog and Joss’s sister-in-law Maurissa…

DOMA repeal entered in Congress

From Equality Illinois: Earlier today, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate introduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”). Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act would restore the rights of all lawfully married couple—including same-sex couples—to receive the benefits of…

HuffPost: Bayh to join Fox News

The Huffington Post today reported that former Democratic Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana will be joining the network as a political analyst and commentator. Having lived in Indiana when Bayh was governor, I actually like him. He is relatively conservative compared to most Democrats, but his time in office, at least as governor, he was…