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Chicago Public Square will take a few days off, returning to your inbox Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, check the Square Facebook page for news updates around the clock.

And we hope you’ll explore the latest Square/Rivet360 podcasts, including …

What was it like being a food critic through the pandemic?
Chef, journalist, adventurer and Chicago Tribune critic Louisa Chu shares her memories of that time as part of an interview in which she recounts her career odyssey—from a 4-year-old worker at her family’s Chicago restaurant … to her stint as a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America … to what she’s working on next.

And don’t miss other recent shows:

‘I hadn’t realized Joseph Goebbels had been resurrected.’ That’s the explanation one reader gave for unsubscribing from Square—a minute after receiving Wednesday’s edition.
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