This Week on the Internet

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and we’re ready to sit back, read some Tom Wolfe, drink some poolside cocktails and hit the links. And if you’re in the same late spring state of mind, you’re in luck because this week’s Consumables has you covered.

“Whoops, I Once Called You Crusty”

Speaking of the James Beard Awards, Calumet Fisheries on the far South side was recognized as a James Beard American Classics restaurant in 2010, and let us just say the award was well-deserved.

Said Hunter S. Thompson to Tom Wolfe, according to one of the 10,000 letters preserved by the self-proclaimed “pack rat” and prolific author. The files of Tom Wolfe were recently purchased by the New York Public Library for $2.15 million.

So…What Are You Doing Next May?

We’ll be attending the James Beard Awards in CHICAGO, thank you very much. Join us in celebrating the Oscar of Food’s big move to the best culinary city in the world.

The Next Untold Stories of Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli shared this overwhelmingly honest piece with the world this week, and it was beautiful. Don’t miss it.

The Next Great American Golfer…

…may still be in middle school. When we were in the 6th grade, we trained for the Presidential Fitness Test. Lucy Li, an 11-year-old golf prodigy, is training for the U.S. Women’s Open.

The Long and Short of It

The Wall Street Journal tries its hand at trend pieces, looking at the increasingly shorter hemlines of men’s shorts.

Your Car Owes This Artist a Thank You

Local artist Jim Bachor has a solution for your friendly neighborhood pothole, and a beautiful one at that.

Build a Memorable Memorial Day

You can knock at least a few of these weird museums off your bucket list this weekend using this handy guide.

And If You’re Poolside This Weekend

Let the New York Times make you a drink.

Brooke Scheyer is the director of programming.

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