The 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health dramatically increased public awareness of tobacco’s deadly consequences. But over two decades later, smoking at the University of Chicago remained popular, especially at the Regenstein library.
From 1962 to 2000, Ciral’s House of Tiki was a popular late night hangout in Hyde Park. Its former location is now occupied by a luxury apartment tower.
In November of 1988, Grant Hart visited Chicago to see an exhibition of William S. Burroughs‘ Shotgun Paintings at the Klein Gallery and Prop Theater‘s adaptation of The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.
Sometime around the release of the William S Borroughs album Dead City Radio, the Chicago based ensemble Nihilator, performed a piece inspired by the story Ah Pook is Here.