Today in culture, April 19, 2021 | Black Culinary Clubhouse | Media on Toledo | SBA venue failure
Quartet of developers competing for the location of the South Loop
David Roeder reports on the competition between four developers to build on a South Loop block near the Harold Washington Library, northeast of Van Buren Street and Plymouth Court and alongside Pritzker Park on State Street. “The Department of Planning and Development issued a call for development ideas for the site last year as part of its participation in an international competition to promote sustainable cities.” A Zoom public meeting on May 3 is scheduled to consider proposals for a net zero carbon goal building.
The community of black restaurants, listening
The Clubhouse audio app has become a destination of choice for black and brown restaurant communities, reports Eater Chicago. “Chicago’s black culinary community is firmly established in the rooms created by New York chef L Banks DaBossy,” with more than 2,000 members, and former White House chef Sébastien Salomon, whose Chef’s Corner has more than 2,000 members. of 2,800 listeners. Some of the most popular topics explored included understanding the foods that span the African diaspora, navigating the white culinary world as a black chef, and whether globally inspired dishes at mainstream restaurants should be. considered an appropriation. In addition to attracting black American chefs, the conversations also receive a healthy dose of participation from cooking professionals of African, Caribbean, European, Latin American and Asian descent. “
FILM & TV
Mingling On 4/20 store in Lincoln Square
The Davis Theater in Lincoln Square will host a 4/20 “woman front” mixer for the Canna Bella Lux neighborhood dispensary, also showing “Mean Girls” with the $ 40 bill and offering a loot bag with relevant promotional merchandise .
Elisabeth Moss in our “brilliant” city
The serial adaptation of Lauren Beukes’ 2013 bestseller, the rich and metaphysical mysterious novel ‘The Shining Girls’, will be produced here, with Elisabeth Moss in the lead as a journalist whose trauma unexpectedly opens her consciousness. Leonardo DiCaprio joins Moss in the ranks of executive producers. For Apple TV Plus, the title will be “Ripple Effects,” Screen Magazine reports. The showrunner of the series will be Silka Luisa, writer and consultant producer on the CBS All Access series “Strange Angel”.
No Trib Kiss by Swiss Wyss
The New York Times reports that Swiss billionaire Hans Wyss is walking away from plans to buy Tribune Publishing with Maryland hotelier Stewart Bainum Jr. (whose great interest clearly lies in the Baltimore Sun). Robert Feder sums it up. It is said that Wyss looked at the books, then walked away; According to the information gathered, his interest was to create a national newspaper rather than to support a profitable local one.
Biz Needs Trib, According to Chicago Company
At Chicago Business, headline editors say the Chicago Tribune is a civic asset the business community cannot afford to lose. Greg Hinz leads with ninety-five-year-old Lester Crown, waving it all around: “I really don’t think anyone wants to get into print. It’s the economy. It’s too much visibility and other things that go with ownership. Without contesting Crown’s outside analysis of the publishing economy and offering a litany of former rich who mingled with investments in local newspapers and today’s rich who did not protest. Of interest, Hinz concludes, “This city will be worse without the Tribune to start bumping up and competing against, and you know it. “
Washington Post media columnist on multimillion-dollar property
Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan warned of billionaire owners just hours before Hans Wyss’s exodus: “I worked at two billionaire-owned news agencies. So here is my advice for the rich who want to buy a newspaper … Stay out of the newsroom … Your editor is in charge of the news – As soon as you start tinkering, the entire editorial staff and then the whole world will know, and your reputation will be shot down. The same will be true for the credibility of your newspaper, which is its major asset. “
Trib Publishing and “Project Mayhem” employees
David Folkenflik of Weekend Edition reports on Project Mayhem, the channel-wide effort of reporters to determine their own fate: “Tribune Co. reporters across the country are trying to avoid buying the undertaken by Alden Global. The hedge fund has been known to cut budgets and staff in the name of profits. Folkenflik add in a tweet, “Hansjorg Wyss’ withdrawal is a setback for Stewart Bainum Jr’s candidacy allied with press room activists looking for another owner at Alden Global hedge fund It’s not a fatal blow, at least not again – Bainum told the Tribune’s special committee that he was still there.
“Video and audio are traumatic not only for family, but for almost anyone who watches a seventh grade student die in an alley,” WBEZ editor-in-chief Tracy Brown told the Washington Post, which is investigating where news agencies draw the line on explicit video. “These aren’t times we want to standardize in our news coverage – or pageviews we’d be proud of.”
Block Club Chicago has chosen to provide coverage with and without audiovisual accompaniment. Jen Sabella, co-founder and chief strategy officer of the local non-profit Block Club Chicago newsroom, watched the video, which shows the boy with his hands raised before being shot and feeling sick. stomach. As a journalist, she felt she should look at the footage. But did the public need to see its graphic content to be properly informed? She didn’t mean it, so Sabella floated away “creating a second version of the story that would describe – but not embed or screenshot – the images.” Journalists and editors working on the story agreed, and Block Club Chicago published two articles: one with graphic video and a second version without video. “
“The most traumatic day of my 11-year career as a journalist, ” tweeted Block Club editor-in-chief Dawn Rhodes.. “I was there for Laquan McDonald. I have spoken to parents who have lost children to gun violence and abnormal accidents. I still wasn’t ready to see Adam Toledo’s last moments.
SOS Save our steps
Funds have still not been released for the $ 16.25 billion federal Save Our Stages grants that music clubs, small museums and cinemas have kept since the December 2020 shift. At American Prospect, David Dayen describes the delay in obtaining funds for artistic venues. The Small Business Association “has been known for decades for failing in its mission of supporting small businesses, and the passage of administrations to President Biden has not improved it. A critical report by the Inspector General noted that the grant management office from which the program is executed has only one designated official to manage the process; the rest of the staff take care of the “temporary details”. The SVOGs, or closed site operating grants, were “built from the ground up,” and the agency “is committed to providing this much needed relief to these sites.” Dayen footnote: “In the meantime, site operators have to wait desperately, live with borrowed time, borrowed money and fear of collapse.”
Your daily Kanye
Page Six says Kanye West is ready to date an “artist and creative person” once he dumps Kim Kardashian, so a source relays, “they can speak the same language.”
The gardens of victory will be “a theater for all”
Mark Caro portrays Ken-Matt Martin, Victory Gardens’ first black art director, to the New York Times: “Of course something is changing. But you also talk about highly qualified people who get jobs for which they are more than qualified … What no longer interested me was to be the black or brown shield within some of these big institutions that ripped me off upstairs. “