14 April 2009

Coming up

Abraham Kocheril, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at UIC, will explain how music (and wine) hath charms to soothe a savage breast, on April 28.

Sam Sisodia, Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about the brain, on May 12.

Cigar Society Adventurers there will be an outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late May.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke, in early June.

Events sponsored by the Cigar Society of Chicago include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion.  We meet privately in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building, at 19 South Wabash.


Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-8:30pm
Social Media and the
Future of Journalism
Daniel B. Honigman
Tribune Interactive

Facebook, mypace, twitter, YouTube, blogs, wikis, podcasts, IM, Wikipedia, Flickr: do these mean anything to you, your family, your friends, your colleagues, or the people you do business with?  How do these new-media sites and tools enable new kinds of social interactions and business models?  And what do they mean to the future of communications and journalism?  Daniel B. Honigman, lead social media strategist for Tribune Interactive, will talk about how social media are flourishing even as the future of traditional media (which the sneerers call "industrial media") is uncertain.

$40 inclusive covers the cost of the room, cocktails, cigars, and snacks.  Cash only.  Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required.  RSVP to the Secretary.

Daniel B. Honigman is a Chicago-based writer, photographer, and cigar blogger.  He was a Mike Royko Fellow at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern (MSJ '07), and has a BA ('06) in cultural anthropology from SUNY Buffalo.

In addition to reviewing cigars regularly on his personal blog, Daniel and his projects have appeared in (digital) print in the Huffington Post, Advertising Age, the Poynter Institute’s E-Media Tidbits blog, Mashable, MarketingSherpa, TechDirt, Social Media Today, Speak Media Blog and the Personal Branding Blog. One of Dan's alter egos is Colonel Tribune, whom Dan describes as "the Chicago Tribune's web ambassador.  He is here to help you stay informed of the latest news."

About the Cigar Society

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers, monthly University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.

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