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  1. Going beyond bronies at the recent My Little Pony FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2013 | Chicago Reader

    One of the best things about Schaumburg, aside from the sheer volume of chain stores with a lower sales tax rate than Chicago's, is its absolute blandness, which makes it really easy to imagine yourself somewhere else - like, say, Ponyville. Hordes of children and also many adults in America and around the world regularly imagine themselves in Ponyville, not just because it's an exceptionally pretty small town with fanciful architecture, perfect weather, and breathtaking natural scenery - forests! mountains! apple orchards! - or because it's inhabited by multicolored talking horses, some with magical powers, but because everyone there is so nice .

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  2. Local hip-hop group Beach Jesus take chances on the brand-new Two Weeks VacationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Beach Jesus has been on my radar for a short amount of time: I first saw the local hip-hop group only a handful of months ago. But even back then the trio-producer Jarofmy and rappers Chandler London and Jessiath-stitched together rap and electronic pop with poise and purpose.

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  3. Techweek brings a taste of Silicon Valley to Chicago-for better or worseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Last Tuesday I got an offer to sit on the board of a media company, but it was hard to take the pitch very seriously. I'd only been mingling at the so-called "TechMixer" in a loud River North club for an hour and had been acquainted with the smooth-talking CEO for all of five minutes.

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  4. Carve out some 'Me Time' for the Odd Couple's new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Two years after Chicago production duo the Odd Couple dropped Beat Tape Volume 1 the "couple" has since become a solo project: beat maker Tony Roche left the group and his former partner, Zach Henderson, has carried on the Odd Couple name on his own. Yesterday excellent Chicago hip-hop label Closed Sessions released Odd Couple's official debut full-length, Chatterbox , which Henderson produced on his own.

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  5. Northwest Chicago Film Society salutes the dawn of Technicolor with a racy musical about golfRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    Tonight at 7 PM Northwest Chicago Film Society kicks off its first repertory series in more than a year at The Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University . The main attraction this evening is Follow Thru , a lesser-known musical from 1930 that's screening from a recently restored 35-millimeter print.

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  6. Dolo joins Chinatown's dim sum renaissanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    As much as I enjoyed dinner at Dolo Restaurant and Bar, the seafood-focused modern-Chinese restaurant I wrote about on Monday, I was more excited yet to learn that they were open every morning for dim sum. Dim sum is a favorite of mine not only because I love it as comfort food but because under the right conditions, it's a great scene.

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  7. As Rauner pushes for economic 'reforms,' business is good for corporate CEOsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Chicago Reader

    As your faithful correspondent, I was compelled to read Governor Bruce Rauner's recent essay on why he vetoed the state budget. The piece was conveniently located on the editorial page of my Chicago Tribune , home delivered as always.

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  8. 'Love For Sale' highlights a lost chapter in Chicago advertisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    In the exhibit "Love for Sale: The Graphic Art of Valmor Products," the Chicago Cultural Center highlights a remarkable chapter in the history of graphics in advertising. While the creativity of both imagery and copy are fascinating to take in, it is the social relevance of the Valmor Products graphics that makes the exhibit worth seeing.

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  9. 'After Today' at Gallery 400 combines art and activismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    One of the original aims of Gallery 400's ongoing "Standard of Living" series was to create exhibitions and events based on key issues relating to labor and economics. "After Today," the fourth exhibition in the series, is the first to respond directly to themes suggested by activists, UIC scholars, and regular Chicagoans, going beyond the original issues to explore larger economic shifts within various Chicago communities.

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  10. Scalia to America: The Supreme Court isn't worthy to judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Yet again, Antonin Scalia has given us reason not to trust the court he sits on. When he scolded the Supreme Court in his dissent to its ruling that sanctioned same-sex marriage, I could understand it.

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  11. Skaters and BMXers from all over the U.S. descend on Grant ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Open since last December, Grant Park's skate park hosted its first nationally broadcast event earlier this month when the Dew Tour came to town. Skateboarders and BMX bikers from across the U.S.-among them Alec Majerus of Rochester, Minnesota; Curren Caples of Ventura, California; and even Chicagoans like Chaz Ortiz-competed for medals in BMX Street, BMX Streetstyle, Skate Street, and Skate Streetstyle.

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  12. Al Pacino demonstrates the magic of Method acting in the 'naturalistic fairy tale' ManglehornRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Al Pacino is so famous for going overboard that you can easily forget how good he is at conveying quiet resignation. In The Godfather Part II , Donnie Brasco , The Insider , and large parts of Carlito's Way , Pacino beautifully embodies a type of wounded masculinity, playing characters who aren't happy with how their lives have turned out but whose integrity demands they sleep in the bed they've made.

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  13. For those about to stream, AC/DC salutes youRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Anyone who regularly uses online music-streaming services has probably noticed some important artists missing from cloud-based platforms: Bob Seger , King Crimson , Ash Ra Tempel, DJ Sprinkles , many Drag City artists. OK, maybe I'm the only person who considers these acts important-but hey, sometimes I'm itching to listen to them and there are situations where my physical copies or external hard drive aren't readily available.

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  14. Walking around Local Foods-opening today-with Rob LevittRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    The first time I visited the future site of Local Foods just off Elston on Willow, it was a vast hall full of rubble. The second time, it was a construction site with the walls of its future facilities visible, but not much more.

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  15. My friend Brandon Bostian, the Amtrak 188 engineerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    Nine years ago, I published a blog entry that casually referred to a lunch I'd had in New York City with a college friend of mine. It was the tiny bread crumb that led the national media to my virtual door one morning last month.

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  16. Is Antonin Scalia reprehensible?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Chicago Reader

    An essay posted the other day on the New Republic 's website placed Antonin Scalia in not one pantheon but two. There's the pantheon of Supreme Court justices such as Holmes and Cardozo, who "craft their words with brio, force, and wit."

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  17. Pride Parade 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Chicago Reader

    The Boystown gay bar Sidetrack always mounts an impressive spectacle in the Pride Parade-you can't really go wrong with a bunch of scantily clad guys and gals thrusting their pelvises at the crowd from atop a moving platform-but this year, the back of the float was the real attraction: a mock scoreboard celebrated a 5-4 victory in the "Supreme Equality Championship." Last week's Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law of the land made the thrill of the parade all the more palpable.

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  18. A cutesy alien and a fantasy desert nomad hang out at a Harajuku paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Chicago Reader

    Multimedia artists Ashley Barton and Louis Hayes were dressed up and ready for the Harajuku parade , which took place downtown earlier this month. I love their attention to detail and originality, and how they stay in line with the "more is more" a Harajuku aesthetic.

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  19. In Blackout, Sarah Hepola shines a light on alcoholismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Chicago Reader

    Near the end of her new memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget , Sarah Hepola, newly sober, tries to imagine what the rest of her life will look like. She realizes that all her most satisfying daydreams depend upon her being someone else.

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  20. Your Best of Chicago 2015 . . . on InstagramRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Chicago Reader

    For the past few years that we've put out our Best of Chicago issue , we've asked our readers to submit photos via Instagram that express what's best about Chicago-and every year we receive photos that beautifully capture the spirit of the city. Our critics' picks and the results from our readers' poll may be debatable, but one thing's for sure: the best things about Chicago are the people who call it home.

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