Author Archive for John Gamino

Love & Money

“The art world is so big,” Shane Ward told an audience at the Hyde Park Art Center on Saturday, October 13. “To try to situate yourself in it is really challenging.” Unfortunately for Ward, that was exactly what HPAC had…

A Bourgeois Scandal

What happens when you invite artists and small businesses to transform a neighborhood for one month? That was the question posed by Bridgeport’s 12th annual Version Festival. However, it was not without critics. At one point, fliers addressed to the…

79th Street BBQ

Appearances can be a particularly difficult way to gauge the quality of a barbeque establishment. The best joints are often hole-in-the-walls, unseemly on the outside, adorned with tacky checkered patterns within, and often unheard of outside a small devoted community;…

Coming to Terms

“It’s complicated.” That was how Bryant Jackson-Green, chairman of the libertarian UofC student organization Students for a Free Society, summed up his position on the Occupy movement for an audience member as he made his way up to the podium…

The freedom to eat

“We believe in the vendor, we believe in the little guy,” declared Beth Kregor in her opening remarks of Saturday’s food truck symposium. Kregor, who is the director of the UofC Law School’s Institute for Justice Clinic of Entrepreneurship, addressed an eclectic group of university students, locals, and members of the food truck industry gathered in the school’s parking lot.