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Events Wed May 29 2013

Chicago by Day and Night @ Newberry Library


Is Chicago the Paris of America? Hear the case made this Saturday, June 1, as Paul Durica and Bill Savage present Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton St.). Durica (of Pocket Guide to Hell tours) and Savage (a Northwestern literary scholar) have edited, updated and provided historical context to a guidebook intended for visitors to Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. "Paris" was not intended as a compliment, evidently. Chicago is presented as a wicked city full of "Traps Set by the Wicked for the Unwary." "With a wink and a nod," the press release says, "the book decries vice while offering precise directions for the indulgence of any desire." 1pm.

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