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  1. Mayor Rahm keeps us waiting for an overdue TIF reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    For the last few weeks, a fellow named Bill Bergman and I have been in heated competition to see which one of us could get better terrible service from the Emanuel administration, to which we so generously pay our taxes. Bergman was waiting for the city's finance department to release the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, an official audit for the fiscal year that ended December 31. I was waiting for-what else?-the annual audit of the city's hundred-and-fifty-something tax increment financing districts.

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  2. Drake proves ghostwriters don't matter with 'Hotline Bling'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    Yesterday Drake released "Back to Back Freestyle," the latest chapter in his burgeoning feud with Meek Mill. That Philadelphia rapper lit the fire on Twitter last week when he alleged that Drake's guest verse on his latest album, June's Dreams Worth More Than Money , was ghostwritten.

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  3. Pick up the redesigned Chicago Reader on newsstands todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    Reaching into one of the Reader 's bestickered yellow boxes this morning, you may have noticed something different about this week's issue: the paper has been redesigned. Every few years, the Reader gets an itch to freshen up what we present every week to you, our dear readers.

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  4. Did you read about Samuel DuBose, Roswell, and dog flu?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    About the future of the media coverage of the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe? - Aimee Levitt About Roswell, New Mexico's culture war ? - Drew Hunt This beautiful visualization of the work of Denise Burt, who designs classical music album covers for a living? - Tanner Howard That the 2016 presidential race is becoming crowded with colorful candidates such as Mr. Deez Nuts and a cat named Limberbutt McCubbins? - Tyler Daswick

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  5. Öxxö Xööx look like metalhead Na'vi and sound like heirs to MagmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    Keyboardist, backup vocalist, and live guitarist RA cA nn , the torso of drummer Isarnos , and mastermind and front man A-xxA XA A x I know that A-xxA XA A x are an experimental metal band from Dieppe, France, and that their second full-length, NA mA dA A , came out in late May . But I've deliberately refrained from digging any further.

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  6. Stepping into an NSA agent's shoes is just a download awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    I have hacked into Samir Jilani's network with my iPhone in order to browse a virtual dossier containing his private e-mails. My next task: deciding whether or not the tech CEO poses a terrorist threat to the U.S. "Hey, we've got another meeting with Redmond next week, but let's hold off on closing any deals," reads an intercepted message, one Jilani had previously sent to a coworker.

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  7. How one Hemingway short story became three different moviesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    Ernest Hemingway once said that writers selling the screen rights to their work should arrange something like a ransom payment at the California state line: "You throw them your book, they throw you the money, then you jump into your car and drive like hell back the way you came." Actually Hemingway may never have said that.

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  8. Cecil the lion and everything else that's wrong with the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    Not that anything is necessarily wrong with the Big Picture, but journalists determined to provide it can be a little befuddling. Aren't we getting carried away? I sometimes wonder.

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  9. Samba: A white shade of blackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Chicago Reader

    Though a considerable box office success in France, The Intouchables - a dramatic comedy about a wealthy, white quadriplegic who bonds with his poor, black caregiver - inspired an impassioned cultural backlash. Left-wing commentators accused writer-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano of peddling a simplified vision of French race relations to flatter white viewers.

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  10. A friendly guide to hosting an all-girl sex party . . .Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    "Lady parties are notorious for taking hours to warm up-someone has to be the first one in the pool, and a ringer can help get the party started." QI have always wanted to have a girls-only sex party, but I'm not sure how I feel about actually organizing one.

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  11. Loving Repeating, a chamber musical about Gertrude Stein, doesn't bear repeatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    Through 8/30: Thu-Fri 8 PM, Sat 3 and 8 PM, Sun 3 PM Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont 773-975-8150 kokandyproductions.com $38 Gertrude Stein was a genius. A genius.

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  12. Elvis impersonator Rick Saucedo released a psychedelic LP in 1978...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | 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.

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  13. The essential guide to Lollapalooza 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    Most music festivals have more than one stage these days, but when it comes to scale, Lollapalooza has few peers: this year it's booked nearly 150 acts on eight stages. It's difficult if not impossible to see more than a small fraction of the weekend-long bill, unless you've got access to a jet pack or teleportation technology - the northernmost and southernmost stages are nearly a mile apart, which would be a 15-minute walk even if you didn't have to maneuver through a crowd of 100,000 people.

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  14. The Vatican Tapes is a waste of a good directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    If you're so desperate to sit in an air-conditioned room that you'll see any movie in town, then you might take a forgiving attitude toward The Vatican Tapes , a forgettable horror film currently playing at a few Chicago multiplexes . I wouldn't call Vatican a bad movie, just an exceedingly familiar one, rife with sequences you've probably seen in numerous other Exorcist knockoffs.

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  15. Don't just drive by this taco spot's house-made tortillasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    A friend was talking up some tacos on Twitter ; another, Titus, turned out to have written about them on his taco blog two years ago. I asked for the name and coordinates of the taqueria in question and was astonished to find that the place, El Comalito, was on a stretch of Western I drive down all the time.

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  16. Crown Tap and Best Intentions are dive bars no moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    Earlier this year, Marble and Crown Tap Room, two beloved dive bars in adjacent northwest-side neighborhoods, closed their doors to loyal customers to make improvements that would help them better fulfill the desires of the area's changing demographics. Change scares people, especially when it threatens to turn their corner watering hole into another Logan Square madhouse packed with recent college grads finding themselves through craft cocktails and creative facial hair.

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  17. A couple stories that make it harder to be optimistic about newspapersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    The New York Times chose as the lead story of its Sunday Review section this week a dumbfoundingly vapid thumb sucker headlined " We Need Optimists ." Said the essayist, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, "We need more optimism in America," though optimism, mind you, "is not without cost."

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  18. Chill out to Ant'lrd's engrossing 'Backyard'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    A couple weeks ago Battles released the album artwork for their forthcoming album, La Di Da Di , which features an array of breakfast food arranged in a diagonal line atop a manilla backdrop. I was tickled by the design when I first saw it, but in that moment I'd somehow forgotten about a recent split cassette that also features a collage of grub fit for a morning meal: Drawing Trees and Ant'lrd's Balanced Breakfast .

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  19. Employees of Cole's to play a sixth-anniversary show and fund-raiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    Cole's in Logan Square will celebrate its sixth anniversary on Sat 8/1 with sets from a slew of bands that feature the bar's employees, including Lil Tits, the Bionic Cavemen, and Bolthorn, plus owner Coleman Brice, who'll be "forcing all attendees to listen to his gospel music song cycle." Let's hope it's worthy of praise! Proceeds will go to Carrefour Collaborative , a nonprofit that helps marginalized artists from Haiti bring their work to new audiences around the world.

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  20. Humiliating Nick didn't make this season of The Bachelorette stink any lessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Chicago Reader

    Earlier in July, I spotted two-time Bachelorette finalist Nick Viall skulking around the VIP section at Pitchfork Music Festival. I stomped up to him, plucked a pen from behind my ear, and began jotting down detailed notes about his demeanor and body language as I peppered him with questions about the reality show franchise's inner workings.

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