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The Fire - winners of two straight, scorers in 10 straight, conquerers of the Supporters’ Shield winners and the MLS Cup winners consecutively - are suddenly not beggars for scraps from the table.
More than ten years without 97X on the air

The final mic break is worth a fresh listen. Station manager and DJ Steve Baker articulated really well what the station was about, what it meant, and how it did business the right way and for the right reasons.

Leading up to that final mic break, the playlist for the station’s final week on the air, “greatest hits from its debut in 1983 through its finale in 2004, in order by title: 97A-X, the soundtrack of our lives.”

chicago-reader:


In the introduction to Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Brewing from America’s Heartland, Anna Blessing writes, “In part this is a book about beer, but mostly it is a book about people: the craftspeople and artisans who brew the beer.” And—spoiler alert—that’s exactly what it is. Blessing has deftly pinpointed what’s most interesting about each brewer’s story and spends several pages, illustrated with photos of the brewers, beers, and breweries (taken by Blessing herself), telling it.

Julia Thiel reviews a new book about midwestern craft brewers.

chicago-reader:

In the introduction to Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Brewing from America’s Heartland, Anna Blessing writes, “In part this is a book about beer, but mostly it is a book about people: the craftspeople and artisans who brew the beer.” And—spoiler alert—that’s exactly what it is. Blessing has deftly pinpointed what’s most interesting about each brewer’s story and spends several pages, illustrated with photos of the brewers, beers, and breweries (taken by Blessing herself), telling it.

Julia Thiel reviews a new book about midwestern craft brewers.