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As I roll through another international neighborhood, I begin to notice the locals are mostly in Cubs gear, and all walking towards the same thing. Turns out I’m driving towards it—Irving Park intersects with West Addison, as in 1060 West Addison, AKA Wrigley Field, AKA the official address of one Elwood Blues. I can’t believe my luck—I wanted to experience this town, and this one road appears to be giving me Peak Chicago.

My Hurricane Harvey

I was very fortunate that as Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast, my 80 year-old parents who stubbornly refused to leave their home on the coast were just fine. Their house (only 7 miles...

Report From Newburyport

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Positivus 2013, Day 2

The second day of the Positivus music festival was a blur. After a cold night, the sun was unexpectedly hot in the afternoon. The set by American singer-songwriter John Grant (who lives in Iceland...

The Time Wayne Coyne and I Called Latvia, Woke Up My Friend, and Gave the Latvian Tabloids Some Copy!

When I heard the Flaming Lips were playing a SXSW show at Auditorium Shores, I couldn’t help think about the last time that the Flaming Lips played a large show in Austin.

Back in 2010, I was working on a column about people with disabilities at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. I ran across Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of the Flaming Lips in the festival’s media area. He was waiting for an interview with MTV, I was trying to stay in the shade so I didn’t melt.