About

Monica Reida was born in California and has lived in Arizona, Chicago, Michigan and towns in Iowa smaller than the neighborhood she called home in Chicago. She edits the politics section of the website Gapers Block. Her writing has appeared in NewCity, ACCESSline and the Iowa Theatre Blog. She writes the culture blog Punching a Jayhawk with her sister, Meghan-Annette. She currently lives in Milwaukee where she spends too much time in coffee shops.

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  1. tashi deleck, monica–yeah, it’s a lower case saturday morning–”aatire and socks” good start for some sort of writing… but, now am curious, ‘socks’? why socks? what about socks? dunno why but the word is just staring at me…the word ‘socks’ in your list of interests…umm, anyway, on with your show!

  2. Believe it or not, “socks” are not on that list just so I could make sure that people are still paying attention. I love socks, very nice socks too, to the point that I go nuts when I see an ad for a socks sale in the newspaper.

    But they’re not drab socks or gaudy socks, I have quite a few pairs of rather nice argyle socks, a pair of trouser socks with a vine and leaf pattern on it and quite a few maroon socks. In short, I like interesting socks that aren’t loud, just a nice way to liven up my usual outfits of black dress shirt, black vest, black dress pants, black blazer.

  3. Hello, I’m working on a museum exhibit in Iowa City about social determinants of health (housing, education, etc.)

    I’ve been researching the Chicago Housing Authority for a piece about public housing. I love the photo you posted in your blog of the Robert Taylor residents painting the stairwell. Would it be possible to contact Brad Hunt for permission to reproduce this image in our exhibit? Feel free to send me an email. Thank you!

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