Chicago Hack

In 2014, filmmaker John McNaughton directed five clips for a TV show he was planning based on my books about being a cabdriver, “Hack—Stories from a Chicago Cab” (2011) and “Where to? A Hack Memoir” (2014). McNaughton was assisted by Steve Jones, John Fecile, Rick Paul, Bryan Racine, and Brooklyn Demme.

Chicago’s Taxicab Salinger

Selections from the blog “Hack: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Driving a Cab,” by artist and cab driver Dmitry Samarov, are now being offered through the Chicago Reader. Directed by Lauren E. Bohn in 2010.


A set of marker done on CTA buses and trains in 2017 and 2018 by Dmitry Samarov.

Music: “43rd Street Bus Stop”—Jimmy Mitchell/Mack Simmons

Foster & Sheridan (1991)

Some moody footage shot in an apartment in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago in 1991 by Caroline Stephenson. 

Same as it ever was.

Footage shot in 1991 by Caroline Stephenson in and around an apartment at the corner of Foster and Sheridan in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.