The last moments of winter Thursday, 28 February 2019 22:41:49 CST David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, Politics, Travel, Work (0) Today actually had a lot of news, not all of which I've read yet: About 60,000 commuters couldn't get home tonight after Amtrak signaling at Union Station, Chicago, broke down. Writing for New Republic, Matt Ford calls Michael Cohen's testimony to Congress today "the art of the deal you can't refuse." David Frum (among others) points out that for all the GOP's impugning of Cohen's character, no one actually refuted the facts of his testimony. The Economist's Gulliver column speculates that US carriers have started competing over in-flight entertainment, even as they race to the bottom on other amenities. Deeply Trivial discusses an article in The Verge about consultants who have been traumatized by moderating posts on Facebook. "Ask the Pilot" Patrick Smith is not heartbroken about the end of Airbus A380 production. Citylab's Kriston Capps asks, "are dog parks exclusionary?" (And uses data from Chicago to answer.) Crain's outlines how Chicago's Loop and South Loop community areas don't have an apartment glut—they have a shortage. And if you liked the Coen Brothers' film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, you might like two of the stories they adapted: Stewart Edward White's "The Girl who Got Rattled," and Jack London's "All Gold Canyon." And now, good night to February.