My interests include religion, political philosophy, history, classical music, literature, movies, and architecture. I write about high culture and pop culture as time permits. Some of my blog posts are revisions of articles I wrote about libraries for Examiner.com Chicago.

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, I introduced two subscription plans ($5 per month and $50 per year, respectively).  Going forward, articles on current events at Chicago’s cultural institutions, The LEGO Group, and Mold-A-Rama; short film reviews and film lists; and book reviews will remain free.  Premium content will be password-protected.  Subscribers will receive the password by e-mail to access them.  This premium content is material that has taken me weeks or months and even years to research and write.  These essays include profiles of Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs, analytical film reviews, and monographs on historical subjects and topics that cover ancient and medieval European history, Latin American history, American history, the history of cultural institutions around the world, and the evolution of time consciousness.  In some cases, these essays are excerpts from future books.

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