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Born 1970, Uptown, Chicago. Author at Counterpunch.org. Author of 'Mother Chicago: Truant Dreams and Specters Over the Gilded Age', published 2021 by Feral House. Member of punk-noise-agit-obscura groupuscule, the Devil Bell Hippies, founded 1983.