Frump and Circumstance

At the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association meeting in Toronto in August 1997, I was riding the escalator down into the atrium of the conference hotel with my fellow sociology graduate students Josh Rossol and Black Hawk Hancock. Black Hawk noticed alot of people milling around, so he turned to Josh and meContinue reading “Frump and Circumstance”

Chicago Shore Leave/Spring Break

I spent half of the spring break in the Chi and have two “shout outs” to those I observed on the bar scene there: (1) To the men of Chicago: here’s to you, with your untucked striped shirts (open two buttons down) and jeans, your spiked hair and gold chains, and your Bud Lights. That’sContinue reading “Chicago Shore Leave/Spring Break”