Tag Archives: Chicago

A war zone called Chicago

When was the last time British news programmes ran anything substantial about the epidemic of violence in the Windy City? The stats are abysmal: In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every two and a half hours … Continue reading

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Ma Rainey’s blues

I hate to say it, but one of my biggest disappointments of the last couple of years was the revival of August Wilson’s “Fences”, a Pulitzer-winning play which seemed to win wall-to-wall raves on this side of the Atlantic. Not … Continue reading

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Football fever

Supporters in Chicago.  Photo by Scott Olson/Getty.  Go here to see more of his shots from “the most soccer-mad city in America”.

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