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There will be 8 in total and they are rad. Stay tuned! Duh, of course they’re lists of books.
I don’t endorse too many products here at Calumet 412 but as ‘tis the season, I must draw attention to an amazing book which was just released in time for those looking for the perfect gift for Chicago history buffs.
The oft referenced on Calumet 412 street photographer, Bob Rehak, compiled more than 250 photographs taken around Uptown during the early 1970’s. It is an awesome archive of a moment in time which, for better or worse, helped shape a city.
Visit www.bobrehak.com for a preview of his work.
Also, a big thank you to Bob for including Calumet 412 in the acknowledgements. It has been my pleasure to post his historical photographs here on the site!
We love this book from a local photographer published by a local press. Make sure you purchase it from a local Chicago business this year. Available from us or from any of the fine bookstores in this great city of ours:
formally announcing that I’ll do print ads like this where I’m cuddling books or N64 cartridges, but they have to be full-page and I won’t cuddle Perfect Dark
You should also pick up a copy of Brian Eno’s new book: http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/book/9781452108490
"KIll a Tree! Save a Book!" and other motivational thoughts for writers from Carrie Brownstein’s tribute to the National Book Foundation’s 2013 class of 5 Under 35 Authors at last night’s 5 Under 35 party.
"It would be weirder if the winners were all cats." Amen, Carrie Brownstein. Amen.
“Only years later, at a tenth or a twentieth reading, will they begin to realise what deft scholarship and profound reflection have gone to make everything in it so ripe, so friendly, and in its own way so true. Prediction is dangerous: but The Hobbit may well prove a classic.”
Of my still consciousness
Is full of gilded snow,
The which, no cat has eyes enough
To see the brightness of.
Over at the New Yorker, Luke Epplin offers an appreciation of Christy Matthewson’s account of the wilder days of baseballs - quite relevant during a World Series featuring games ending in interference calls and pickoffs…
“The tension between Mathewson and Ruth—between the brainy strategist and the brawny slugger, the upright gentleman and the coarse rogue—remains nearly a century later. Despite Mathewson’s prediction that naturally gifted players “were no match for the scientific brainy players of inside baseball which had developed in the college,” many of the game’s stars, from Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson to Nolan Ryan, are remembered more for their Ruthian ability to overpower opponents. All the same, Mathewson’s framing of baseball as a thinking person’s game endures.”
Books are relevant to all areas of your life!