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  1. Color plays a major role in the Hypocrites' Three SistersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    This week I finally got to see Three Sisters , a play written by Anton Chekov, adapted and directed by Geoff Button, and presented by the Hypocrites -see the Reader review here . At first I was drawn in by the theme of a postponed dream, but what ended up creating a memorable experience was the set and costumes.

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  2. The ordinary magic of Jillian TamakiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Before she put the finishing touches on April's sexually tinged techno-mystery comic Frontier #7 , or garnered multiple awards and acclaim for 2014's gorgeous graphic novel This One Summer , Canadian comics artist and writer Jillian Tamaki was making a home at Tumblr for a funny, mostly black-and-white comic called SuperMutant Magic Academy . For four years, Tamaki chronicled the ordinary experiences of rather extraordinary beings-a host of mutant high school students-as they endured the perpetual battles of adolescence.

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  3. Max Ophuls's five best filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    This weekend, the Music Box wrapped up its series "Weepie Noir: The Dark Side of Women's Pictures" with a 16-millimeter screening of Letter from an Unknown Woman , the great melodrama by master filmmaker Max Ophuls, whose unfortunately brief career yielded one of cinema's richest and most resonant filmographies. He is, of course, known for his baroque style and brilliant long takes, but as Francois Truffaut explained in his obituary of the director, "He was not the virtuoso or the aesthete or the decorative filmmaker he has been called.

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  4. Redwood Landing's groovy 70s folk-rock made them favorites on the midwestern college circuitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who've been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place. Older strips are archived here .

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  5. A hip Friday night princess heads to East RoomRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    How I love Amara's look-always so urban and earthy. Plus her hair! This time when I ran into Amara, she was about to go party at East Room and couldn't look more appropriate for just about any occasion.

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  6. A Trenchermen bartender makes a porky peach-soda floatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    When Andy Rivera of the Publican challenged Trenchermen 's Rachel Rodeghiero to create a cocktail with pork stock, she didn't want to just use the liquid in a drink. Instead, she and pastry chef Sierra Smith made pork ice cream.

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  7. Monday's MusicNow concert salutes John Zorn and Evanston native Myra MelfordRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    The final concert of the season in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNow series happens on Monday night , marking the end of the curatorial efforts here by Anna Clyne and Mason Bates. The pair have functioned as Mead Composers-in-Residence at the CSO for the past five years, and part of the job involves programming this new-music series-they're going out on a high note, with work by some composers who deftly straddle the worlds of jazz, improvised music, and new music.

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  8. Transient Artisan Ales makes slow beer that sells out quickRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    As much as it must suck to make beer that nobody cares about, making beer that rivets the attention of bottle-trading nerds comes with its own aggravations. Count yourself lucky if you've never seen a full-grown man whining like a spoiled child in an attempt to guilt a brewer or shop manager into parting with a small-batch bottle that's reserved for someone else.

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  9. Blythe Danner grows old angrily in the deceptively genteel I'll See You in My DreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    What's most appealing about I'll See You in My Dreams , which is currently playing at the Landmark Century and the River East 21, is that it doesn't feel like a movie for retired, upper-middle-class women-it feels like a movie about retired, upper-middle-class women. We're currently witnessing a wave of films about well-to-do baby boomers learning to grow old gracefully , but most of the ones I've seen have been too occupied with flattering their target audience to offer any real insights on the subject.

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  10. Suicide is painless in Amour Fou, plus more new reviews and notable screeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    This week's cover story is an excerpt from my just-published book The Lives of Robert Ryan , a biography of the Chicago-born actor who starred in The Wild Bunch , The Dirty Dozen , Bad Day at Black Rock , and The Set-Up -the last of which which I'll introduce on Sunday at the Music Box. A Q&A follows with Matthew Hoffman of Park Ridge Classic Film and Lisa Ryan, the actor's daughter.

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  11. Did you read about Laura Kipnis, cannabis, and Hipster Runoff?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    About the chemistry of cannabis , and how little we know about it? - Steve Bogira That former House speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted for allegedly withdrawing large sums of cash to pay off a blackmailer, though the reason remains a mystery ? - Mick Dumke

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  12. Electronic-psych artist Tobacco plays the Bottle tonight and Do Division tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Do Division weekend kicks off this afternoon, and along with the street fest comes a bunch of great aftershows happening at Empty Bottle and Subterranean . Tonight, Tobacco will be headlining a sold-out show at the Bottle , and today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Video Warning Attempts," off of his 2014 release Ultima II Massage .

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  13. Donnie Trumpet and Chance the Rapper's new album hit the web last night without any warningRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Last night Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment-the band he plays in with Chance the Rapper , Nate Fox, and Peter Cottontale -dropped their highly anticipated album Surf for free via iTunes. Chance is the most prominent member of the Social Experiment, which served as his backing band when he toured on his fantastic 2013 mixtape Acid Rap , and while his distinctly coiled raps, yips, and tender coos are all over Surf , the album is fronted by Donnie Trumpet, aka former Kids These Days trumpet player Nico Segal.

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  14. George McCaskey's handling of the Ray McDonald affair offers a lesson to the pressRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    People say things every day that make us cringe, but nothing lately has hit me in the pit of my stomach like George McCaskey's explanation of why the Bears took a flyer on Ray McDonald. San Francisco had cut the defensive end because his "pattern of poor decision-making" could "no longer be tolerated."

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  15. Rain or shine, a tale of two festivals: Beer Under Glass and the Welles Park Craft Beer FestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    When the weather is nice, an outdoor beer festival is a magical place to be. When a steady, cold drizzle falls continually-as it did at Beer Under Glass, the May 14 kick-off event for Chicago Craft Beer Week -it's a little less appealing.

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  16. A day inside the ever-changing Gabriel Sierra installation at the Renaissance SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Gabriel Sierra's first solo show in the United States, currently at the Renaissance Society, is a site-specific installation that comprises 14 pieces with corresponding instructions that encourage audience interaction. The exhibition, which holds no static title, changes names each hour of the day that it is open.

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  17. Let's talk about pierogi (part two): Alexandra's PierogiRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    When I wrote up a short piece about the pierogi from Pierogi Street on Tuesday, I encouraged readers to start a raucous Internet discussion on the subject-but I knew that it was unlikely; soft, fluffy pierogi are just too comfy to incite fervor. I was right so far as that went, but if pierogi don't prompt heated feelings, there seems to be a deep love for them all the same-or so I conclude from the post winding up with over 1,500 Facebook shares, making it one of the most popular things I've ever written here.

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  18. Psych band Crown Larks return home to kick off Do-DivisionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    On its recent full-length debut, Blood Dancer , the hard-working, young Chicago combo Crown Larks demonstrates a learned appreciation for the city's recent underground musical history . The material is rooted in a hazy strain of expansive psychedelia, with loose grooves that suggest a Krautrock band wrecked on some strong weed: together guitarist Jack Bouboushian and keyboardist Lorraine Bailey sketch out tentative licks and patterns that flicker, ring, and crash over Bill Miller's drumming.

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  19. The Dø play Chicago for the first time since releasing Victoires ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    If you pay any attention at all to bylines around here, you know I tend to write about metal. Even my beer column is, at least nominally, partly about metal.

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  20. Thanking Chicago's school children for their sacrificeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    On behalf of all the movers and shakers in this town, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the public school children of Chicago for their generosity in making this a banner year for Willis Tower and other downtown properties. Admittedly, I'm probably not the best representative for this task, as I'm not-nor have I ever been-a mover or a shaker.

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