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Here's A 2000 Interview With The Former Owner Of Myopic

By Len Davis/YouTube

'Owner Joseph Judd of Myopic Books on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park talks about bookstore life, his changing neighborhood, the emergence of online book sellers, and much more in a wide ranging interview for the CITY 2000 project, an archive now housed at the UIC. Subscribe to and enjoy lots more great videos from Chicago and around the world on this channel and at my website.'


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Posted on January 8, 2019
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A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
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Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Here's A 2000 Interview With The Former Owner Of Myopic

By Len Davis/YouTube
Joseph Judd talks about bookstore life, his changing neighborhood, the emergence of online book sellers, and much more.

Posted on January 8, 2019

I Survived . . .

. . . Amazon's Algorithms
. . . every disaster book in stock.

Posted on December 29, 2018

Adorable Kid Reviews Book About Great Chicago Fire

By Dragon Child/YouTube
The tale of Oscar Starling.

Posted on December 22, 2018

Fluorspar!

By SIU Press
The Illinois state mineral that's no longer mined in Illinois.

Posted on December 19, 2018

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story!

By William Hazelgrove
It was all Wilbur, no Orville.

Posted on December 6, 2018

The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago

By SIU Press
He became Chicago's first mayor, built the city's first railway system, and suffered through the Great Chicago Fire.

Posted on December 4, 2018

Humanity In Extremis: The Life Of A Legendary War Correspondent

By Idrees Ahmad/The Conversation
Like Ernest Hemingway, Marie Colvin invested in her own legend and sometimes strained to live up to it. But there was nothing inauthentic about her capacity for empathy or her commitment to the truth. Though in times of peace she struggled to distinguish herself, in times of crisis she unfailingly outshone her peers.

Posted on November 26, 2018

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BOOKS - Myopic 2000.

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