Obama Watch

Obama Watch– kissing rock

Obama Watch– kissing rock

How do you measure love? Hyde Parker (and President of the United States) Barack Obama doesn’t need a expert to answer that question. He can head over to 53rd and Dorchester, where his love for his wife Michelle Obama can be measured in pounds. The “Obama Kissing Rock” monument weighs in at 3,000 pounds (1.5(…)

Obama Watch: Walgreens’ presidential shrine markdown

Obama Watch: Walgreens’ presidential shrine markdown

By Yasmine Laasraoui Photos by Yasmine Laasraoui In 2008, the Walgreen’s on 55th Street used to advertise on its brightly lit sign, “We have President Obama Merchandise.” Shelves were stocked with various Obama goods, from posters and t-shirts to “Barock” pet rocks, catering to the public’s pre- and post-elections needs. But Hyde Park’s kitschy shrine(…)

Obama Watch: The presidential barbershop chair

Obama Watch: The presidential barbershop chair

Hyde Park Hair Salon at 5234 S. Blackstone Ave. contains the chair Obama sat in while receiving his haircuts before he made it into the White House. The President used to be a regular at the salon, where one can now get the “Home of the Obama Cut” for 21 dollars.