Dmitry Samarov - Where To? A Hack Memoir
Dmitry Samarov is a Moscow-born artist living in Chicago. He received a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago and like so many of us art-school graduates, turned to the service industry for steady employment. For over twenty years, first in Boston then Chicago, Samarov drove a cab; he retired in 2012. With a clear mind and a sharp eye, he first wrote about his experience in Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab in 2011. He recently released Where To? A Hack Memoir which I was more than happy to donate to on Kickstarter. Naturally, there’s no shortage of stories working long hours in a job that caters to the wide range of humanity found in the bizarre, the drunk, and (occasionally) the generous customer. Accompanied by the author’s sketches of people and places, Where To? is an enjoyable read of stories related to both his good and bad “fares” as well as how much of a pain in the ass it is to own and operate a cab in Chicago, legally and logistically. The book is necessarily Chicago-centric but the fast pace can keep any reader engaged. Samarov is reading at various places around the city and country in the coming months. Highly recommended. //Andrew Herzberg
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Dmitry Samarov - Where To? A Hack Memoir


Dmitry Samarov is a Moscow-born artist living in Chicago. He received a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago and like so many of us art-school graduates, turned to the service industry for steady employment. For over twenty years, first in Boston then Chicago, Samarov drove a cab; he retired in 2012. With a clear mind and a sharp eye, he first wrote about his experience in Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab in 2011. He recently released Where To? A Hack Memoir which I was more than happy to donate to on Kickstarter. Naturally, there’s no shortage of stories working long hours in a job that caters to the wide range of humanity found in the bizarre, the drunk, and (occasionally) the generous customer. Accompanied by the author’s sketches of people and places, Where To? is an enjoyable read of stories related to both his good and bad “fares” as well as how much of a pain in the ass it is to own and operate a cab in Chicago, legally and logistically. The book is necessarily Chicago-centric but the fast pace can keep any reader engaged. Samarov is reading at various places around the city and country in the coming months. Highly recommended. //Andrew Herzberg

couchgags:

Season 3 - Episode 10
8F08 : Flaming Moe’sDir: Rich Moore, Alan SmartWriter: Robert CohenAirdate: November 21, 1991

couchgags:

Season 3 - Episode 10

8F08 : Flaming Moe’s
Dir: Rich Moore, Alan Smart
Writer: Robert Cohen
Airdate: November 21, 1991

livelymorgue:

Smog over New York, 1966: Around Thanksgiving, smog swept into the city, prompting a flurry of articles, dramatic front page pictures and emergency alerts in several states. Though hospitals reported that no one was immediately injured by the smog, the long-term effects were cited as a concern, and Mayor John V. Lindsay — back in City Hall after a Bermuda vacation — discussed a plan to require buildings to dispose of garbage by means other than incinerators. Would rents increase as a result? “I can’t say for sure. There’s a problem,” the mayor said. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

King Tuff - “Black Moon Spell”

Every musician sucks at first. With anything you do, whatever your passion is, whether it’s artistic, or you’re a craftsman, whatever you do, you just have to stick with it no matter what. You can really do anything you want, but it takes time, and you just gotta be patient and stick with it. But some people don’t have the patience for it.


Talking music, colors and cannibalism with King Tuff on Frontier Psychiatrist.