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Hyde Park Eats – Vegetarian at the New Nile

Hyde Park Eats – Vegetarian at the New Nile

By Yasmine Laasraoui The Nile Restaurant, 1162 E. 55th St. Contact: 773-324-9499, nilerestaurantofhydepark.com Hours : Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Sun noon-9 p.m. Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m. Rating: 4/5 I am no hummus aficionado, but I do crave the creamy chickpea dish on a regular basis. I set out to The Nile(…)

Art is Bonfire brings poetry to the Point

Art is Bonfire brings poetry to the Point

By Yasmine Laasraoui Since 2011, Hyde Park’s Promontory Point has been host to evenings of artistic expression around a fire pit, Art is Bonfire. The event usually begins with a social hour during which participants may roast hotdogs or marshmallows. Afterwards, a poem is read and following an explanation of the event, attendees are invited(…)

Book Talk – The $1 Cart at O’Gara and Wilson

Book Talk – The $1 Cart at O’Gara and Wilson

By Yasmine Laasraoui Photo by Yasmine Laasraoui As a non-Hyde Parker, I find myself exploring new and interesting places everyday. I have discovered the neighborhood’s bookstores, unlike the sterile environments of Barnes & Nobles and Borders, to be perfect places to spend an afternoon. At O’Gara and Wilson’s, 1448 E. 57th St., black and white(…)

A Chosen Few family reunion

A Chosen Few family reunion

By Maria Castellucci The 23rd Annual Old School Reunion at Jackson Park on Saturday July 6 was an experience unlike any other. Over 30,000 people visited Jackson Park to attend the house music event hosted by the Chosen Few DJs. When I was spoke with Chosen Few DJ Tony Hatchett two weeks ago for a(…)

Book Talk – Will the real North Korea please stand up?

Book Talk – Will the real North Korea please stand up?

  By Nathan Worcester Like almost everyone else, political scientist Andrei Lankov, a professor at South Korea’s Kookmin University, is a harsh critic of North Korea’s government. Still, in the midst of nuclear tests and Dennis Rodman’s inexplicable trip to Pyongyang (Rodman now claims that the FBI wants him to work as an informant), Lankov(…)