Author Archive for Keith Jamieson

Wild Wild West

St. Sabina Catholic Church, in Auburn Gresham on Chicago’s Southwest Side, is a cathedral-like edifice with comfortable padded pews and a large mural of a black Jesus. When I arrived there last Sunday in search of a book signing and…

StarCraft Showdown

“Go hang yourself in your pit of shame!” shouted the player, casting a dark look in the direction of an opponent who had devastated one of his bases in a classic Reaver drop. It was halfway through the opening round…

AREA Party

The South Side Community Art Center is a surprise at first glance: its name is far more industrial and blocky than the Bronzeville gallery’s renovated location. Last Sunday, the impression of strangeness was only increased as the center played host…

Humanities Day

“Who is Faust?” asked University of Chicago Germanic Studies professor David Wellbery, giving the keynote address for the University’s annual Humanities Day last Saturday, October 24. In an intermittently stirring but consistently gripping lecture, Wellberry explored the influence on contemporary…