widow. alone. can’t handle.

Ask for Rose. The last line of many classified ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune from the 50s and 60s. Rose Podulka advertised for bartenders, waitresses, tenants, cigar girls, and piano players for her bar, the Rainbo Club. Rose’s grandson, Howie Japlon, remembers: I would pretty much have the run of the place and spentContinue reading “widow. alone. can’t handle.”

Night Music

I’ve finally made it to Michigan Avenue. It ain’t the Art Institute but it’ll do for now. These ads went up a few days ago in the windows of the late, unlamented Artist’s Snackshop on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building.  They’re promoting an eight week music series which starts Wednesday in theContinue reading “Night Music”