Remember how last week in this space your PopCulteer told you that he was going back to Chicago “soon?”  The truth is, by the time you saw that post I was already there.  A week-long trip to the Windy City took place to commemorate the birthday of Mrs. PopCulteer by running around town on the “L” and taking in the world premiere of the new Tracy Letts play, “The Minutes” before it heads to Broadway.

While in Chicago, we hit up one of our favorite haunts, Lincoln Square, where I took a photo of the giant Christmas Tree at Giddings Plaza. Above you see it all done up in digital pointallism, almost like it’s ready to be slapped on a Christmas card. You spend a morning staring at Seurat, you’re gonna want to pointallize a bit. I thought it looked cool, anyway. Click the image to see it larger.

Meanwhile, we are in the final days of our annual holiday tradition here in PopCult, so later today the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide continues with three more cool gift ideas. Be sure to check out all our unique gift suggestions. It’s going to wrap up Thursday, with an epic, Bible-length master list of all our gift ideas, complete with links, posted in Friday’s PopCulteer. Tuesday we devote the whole day to local music.

air-6-6-17While all this is going on, please remember that you can tune in and hear cool stuff on our internet radio station, The AIR.

You can listen at the website, or on this familiar little embedded player…

We’re bringing you more of the best independent radio that you’ll ever hear anywhere on our humble little internet station. Your PopCulteer is planning to crank out some special holiday programming this week on The AIR, including new editions of Radio Free Charleston and The Real with Mark Wolfe on Tuesday, and new episodes of Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle  and Curtain Call on Wednesday, plus we’re adding new special holiday music all week long. Take a gander at this ever-changing embedded schedule…