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Car Con Carne

May 14, 2019

"Take Me" debuts at the Strawdog Theatre Company on May 20. Co-created by the team of Mark Guarino and Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons, lots of amazing things), "Take Me" is "a comic fantasia about searching the vast universe for answers when all along they may be found inside."

Langford returns to Car Con Carne,...


May 11, 2019

Paul Ciolino and Lupe Aguirre of The Chicago PoPo Report (Saturdays 7-9 p.m. on WLS-AM 890) jump in my car to talk about crime and punishment. Discussed this week:

  • We got breaded steak sandwiches from Freddie's on 31st, a "total cop restaurant."
  • Paul and Lupe are trailblazers.
  • The seemingly-imminent legalization of...


May 9, 2019

This week, it's taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and indie rock, Fort Frances can comfortably live next to ANYTHING ON ANY OF YOUR PLAYLISTS.

Discussed this week:

  • The Will Smith...


May 2, 2019

Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL - A CRUCIBLE OF COMING-OF-AGE COMEDIES FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO ZAPPED! joins me for fantastic pizza from Gino's East River North (a true Chicago classic). We tackled a fantastic deep dish "Gino's Supreme" and had scant few leftovers to speak of by the time we left...


Apr 24, 2019

Alex Ross is one of the most celebrated artists in the history of comic books; his breathtaking painted covers and interiors are simply unmatched. He breathes life into every character he puts on the page, showing us what these characters would look like if they actually walked among us.

I've been lucky to...