Author Archive for Michael Joyce

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Pimp my cop car

Sometime in the last few weeks, I realized I was noticing police cars. In the three years since I last played Grand Theft Auto and moved to Hyde Park, this has happened only rarely. The reason I’m more alert now,…

Objectivists on Art

On an otherwise lovely Saturday afternoon last week, I joined six members of the University of Chicago’s Objectivist Club at the Art Institute, where they lamented the collection’s repeated failure to live up to their reductive definition of art. For…

South Side History by Bike

Though I didn’t worry about it at the time, the waivers blown across the University of Chicago’s Bartlett Quadrangle during registration for the South Side History Bike Tour last Saturday morning should have been a warning that I was in…