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Improv Mon Feb 23 2009

The Chicago Sessions

Each week Seth Weitberg (iO, Second City) sits down with one of his comedy friends and records two installments of "The Chicago Sessions", one of the hippest new podcasts around. "The Chicago Sessions" offers listeners the chance to catch both an improvised scene and also a casual conversation between Weitberg and his guest.

Although the show is only a couple months old, Weitberg has already built up an impressive archive of funny. His guests are a venerable "Who's Who" of Chicago improv rockstars, and each week they sit down to craft a hilarious scene (think "The Jack Benny Show" or Nichols and May) which is followed up by a chat about a topic of interest to the guest. It's like going to see a particularly hilarious improv show and then ending up on the same L car as the performers and eavesdropping on their conversation...only much less voyeuristic.

Though "The Chicago Sessions" podcast lends itself most easily to on-the-go listening, the website also features a nifty photo shoot with each of the show's guests. You can check out "The Chicago Sessions" here or you can subscribe via the iTunes Store here.

 
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Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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