Author Archive for Zach Wehrwein

Trojan! Trojan! Trojan!

First, you go to your night stand, where you keep your little stash of Trojan condoms. Of course, you wear Trojans because they have twenty-eight different types. Why would you ever think that something else is better? Second, you examine…

American Hardcore

Two weeks ago, Chicago Weekly ran a blurb called “Why Hardcore Sucks in ’07.” Cyril Spencer wrote it. He got it right. Everything about hardcore punk rock sucks in 2007–it’s banal, redundant, overtaken by zombie scenesters, it’s a social club…

Maytag Memories

“Proudly celebrating 100 years of Maytag washers, we enter the golden age of reliability with a special 100th Year Anniversary laundry pair. Gold consoles and knobs, plus shining front panel trim on the bottom, accent commercial-grade strength that shines with…

Use Your Delusion

Last Thursday, the faithful faithless made pilgrimages from all around to see Richard Dawkins, Oxford professor, renowned evolutionary biologist, and a self-branded bulldog of unfaltering atheism, lecture at the International House. Dawkins has risen to pseudo-cult stardom as one part…