Cassie wants to go outside Wednesday, 24 August 2022 18:36:17 CDT David-Braverman Cassie, Chicago, Entertainment, General, Geography, Politics, Travel (0) So I'm going to have to postpone reading all of these: Isaac Chotiner interviews UT Law professor Steve Vladeck about whether former presidents deserve special treatment. Does the Republican Party even have a message this election cycle? Julia Ioffe argues that Vladimir Putin's "triumph of the will" turned out better than most people realize. Your mental model about what causes traffic is almost certainly wrong. From 2016, author Cixin Liu (The Three-Body Problem) examines contemporary Chinese science fiction. A new distillery-pub has opened in Skokie, and will go on the Brews & Choos list very soon. Alas, local favorite The Grafton will close for good on Sunday. London's Elizabeth Line (formerly known as Crossrail) will start Heathrow to Abbey Wood service in November—with 22 trains an hour. And Cassie, who has not actually had much patience the last few minutes, will now get a walk.