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Photos by Mingus (Part 2)

Photos by Mingus (Part 2)

Scenes from classic Hyde Park eateries and a doll-making workshop at Blackstone Library. By MINGUS HOFFMAN-ZOLLER.

Hyde Park Graffiti Museum

Hyde Park Graffiti Museum

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park graffiti wall is one of the last remaining places where aspiring graffiti artists can take their time, hone their skill and put their work on public display. “It’s a place that really anybody can go and do some public art and express yourself and other people will(…)

Dear residents of South Blackstone Ave…

Dear residents of South Blackstone Ave…

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Passiveaggressivenotes.com brought this neighborhood gem to reporter Lindsay Welbers’ attention: A note taped to a wooden bulletin board, standing over a pothole lazily covered with two wooden slabs and a perpendicular concrete block, near the intersection of  59th Street and Dorchester Avenue. The mock letter from Mayor Emanuel, photographed on Sept. 13, takes several(…)

Happy smoking

Happy smoking

Although a character from a certain liquor commercial lays claim to the title “most interesting man in the world” (don’t get the reference?), we at HeraldBlog feel it belongs to two-time contributor Kenneth Xavier Zehir. Here is the second of his incredibly debonair series on smoking pipes. It’s transcribed below as received in the mail,(…)

Try this park

Try this park

Sometimes, you need to look at a couple hills of tall grass. Surprisingly, you can do that right here. On 47th and Cornell, just behind a parking lot, you’ll find the entrance to a small but pleasantly secluded park, part of the Park District’s Burnham Park. . Features run- or walk-able paths and a boardwalk, along(…)