Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

This town needs an enema!

A conversation elsewhere about what TV shows illustrated the "real" New York got me to thinking about art that has always struck me as representative of my beloved Chicago. So I comprised a very off-the-top-of-the-dome list of stuff that puts me in mind of the "real" Chicago:

1. the works of James T. Farrell
2. the music of Big Black
3. Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library
4. Studs Terkel's Division Street: America
5. Fanfare for the Warriors by the Art Ensemble of Chicago
6. Nelson Algren's The Man with the Golden Arm
7. The Blues Brothers
8. watching a Chicago White Sox game
9. Boss by Mike Royko
10. "Ill Advisory", All Natural

Note this is very preliminary. So, over to you:

(a) If you're a Chicagoan, what art/music/movies/TV shows/books/etc. seem to you to most reflect this town?

(b) If you're from elsewhere, what art/music/movies/TV shows/books/etc. are most "real" and representative of where you're from?
Tags: chic


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