* Steve Dolinsky: "72 year-old Edna Lewis — who was the matriarch of her namesake West Side restaurant — died early this morning from complications of ovarian cancer, according to her older sister, Alice McCommon." [Here's the Reader's review of Edna's]
* Blair Kamin: "The ballpark, perfectly ordered and pastoral, is Edenic. Its surrounding neighborhood, chaotic and commercial, suggests Paradise Lost. One is sacred, the other profane. The sharply defined tension between these opposites is what gives Wrigley its uniquely powerful sense of place."
* Lynn Becker: "The shining temples we build for our cities, sacred or commercial, serve both as reflection of our hopes and cover for our darkest desires. Nowhere has this been more forcefully - and entertainingly - expressed than in Fritz Lang's delirious 1927 film masterpiece, Metropolis."
* Media & Marketing Mix: "Chicago-based Crown Imports will debut Victoria beer in Chicago next week — the launch city for the Mexican brew's United States rollout." (h/t Tfas)
* Dmitry Samarov: "Many overcome costumed zealots had to be dodged with deft maneuvers as they seemed no longer to accept the sidewalks as their natural grounds to roam. The migraine mutated and throbbed in heretofore unknown sectors of my cranium. The GO HAWKS screams went on and on despite the fact that they’d gone as far as there was to go."