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  1. Cullerton in open letter to Rauner: 'It's time for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 | Chicago Reader

    Illinois senate president John Cullerton has written an open letter to Governor Bruce Rauner asking to make a budget deal before the May 31 deadline. The state's unpaid bills are up to $13 billion; no money has been invested in higher education since December 31, 2016; and nonprofits including Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services are no longer receiving funding, according to Cullerton.

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  2. Clothes inspired by condimentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 13 | Chicago Reader

    "I love a good ketchup-and-mustard aesthetic," says dog trainer and student Cas Brener , dressed in an outfit she describes as " Simpsons convention in Hawaii." "I get caught up in color schemes from time to time.

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  3. Renegade Craft Fair Pop-Up in Pilsen, Home Theater Festival, and more ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Chicago Reader

    Fri 5/12: Author Morgan Parker reads from her book There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncA at Women & Children First , followed by readings from local poets Jamila Woods, Nate Marshall, and JosA Olivarez. 7:30 PM Fri 5/12: Sasha Soprano hosts the Drag Queens of Comedy at the Athenaeum Theatre , which features glamazons Alaska 5000, Bob the Drag Queen, Lady Bunny, and more showing off their comedic chops.

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  4. Mary Oliver, Hank Roberts, and Mark Feldman kick off the Chicago Jazz String Summit tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Chicago Reader

    In this week's paper I wrote about Saturday's excellent program for this year's iteration of the Chicago Jazz String Summit, a multifarious festival organized by cellist Tomeka Reid. That evening her trio Hear in Now celebrates the release of its fine new album, Not Living in Fear .

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  5. Lewis Klahr's Sixty Six is a masterful journey through inner space and the American pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Chicago Reader

    Tonight at 7 PM noted collage artist Lewis Klahr will introduce the local premiere of his 12-film cycle Sixty Six at the University of Chicago Film Studies Center. For Chicagoans who care about experimental cinema, this is one of the major events of the year, a chance to hear a leading voice in the avant-garde discuss one of his richest, most entrancing works.

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  6. The dividing line between the U.S. and CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Chicago Reader

    The New Yorker 's Adam Gopnik has an essay in the forthcoming May 15 issue that looks back at the American revolution and wonders if we've hopelessly romanticized it. The revolution, he writes, can be understood as the New World edition of a "much larger political quarrel throughout the British Empire" between radical reformers and "intellectuals and aristocrats" committed to a robust, efficient, and profitable empire.

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  7. This Mother's Day, groups rally to support incarcerated momsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Chicago Reader

    Ahead of Mother's Day this Sunday, a coalition of local groups has organized a variety of ways to bring immediate support to incarcerated moms and bring attention to the impact that imprisoning the primary caregivers of minor children has on families and communities. On Friday, demonstrators will gather at noon at the Thompson Center for a rally in solidarity with incarcerated mothers.

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  8. Historians: The Bronzeville Culver's is being built on the site...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | Chicago Reader

    Historians: The Bronzeville Culver's is being built on the site of a former Confederate smallpox cemetery, and other Chicago news

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  9. What should the frustrated wife of a man with erectile deficiencies do?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    "It's not cheating if you have your husband's permission, but fucking another man could still blow up your marriage." Q: My husband is nearly 20 years older than me, which was never an issue early in our relationship.

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  10. Boy, do we need Jane Jacobs nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Most good documentaries are powered by conflict, and you couldn't ask for a struggle more elemental or relevant to our time than the one chronicled in Citizen Jane: Battle for the City . Director Matt Tyrnauer revisits the ongoing contest in the 1950s and '60s between Jane Jacobs, the populist author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities , and Robert Moses, the imperious master builder of New York City, who championed massive tower blocks and expressways in his plans to modernize Manhattan.

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  11. Spires That in the Sunset Rise and Michael Zerang blend primitive folk and spacey improvisationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Since forming 16 years ago, Spires That in the Sunset Rise have been blazing their own trippy path, with the group's two core members, Kathleen Baird and Taralie Peterson, increasingly embracing a more improvisational ethos while retaining homemade folk roots. That shift has never been more pronounced than in their ongoing collaboration with percussionist Michael Zerang, a partnership that recently dropped its second recording, Illinois Glossolalia .

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  12. Bluesman Billy Flynn makes his Delmark debut with Lonesome HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Billy Flynn has quietly been playing an essential role in Chicago blues for some time. A Green Bay resident, he's frequently made the five-hour drive from Wisconsin to Illinois to play behind the distinguished likes of Jimmy Dawkins , Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, and Willie Kent as well as with the band Mississippi Heat.

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  13. Jambinai builds postrock's future with instruments from Korea's pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Last year Ilwoo Lee, guitarist and principal songwriter for Seoul postrock group Jambinai, told Noisey that "many Korean people don't listen to traditional Korean music and they don't respect Korean traditional culture." Having studied music at the country's National University of Arts, he'd been exposed to historically important forms in which few people his age had any interest.

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  14. Folk-metal giants Arkona redo their almighty debut, VozrozhdenieRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Russian pagan folk-metal legends Arkona really didn't need to hit the reset button and rerecord their 2004 debut, Vozrozhdenie -as their first throwdown of a chain-mail gauntlet, it still reverberates beautifully. But they did, and on their 2016 redo, driven now by the duo of front woman and songwriter Masha "Scream" Arkhipova and her husband, guitarist Sergei "Lazar" Atrashkevich , the band joyously reaffirm their pagan roots with a more polished and savage version of the record with which they began.

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  15. On his charmingly low-key Drag City debut, veteran Chicago guitarist Bill MacKay shows his full rangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    For years Bill MacKay has soldiered on as one of the most skilled and tasteful guitarists in Chicago, a player who fluidly moves between jazz and rock while making several stops in between. He's gained attention for his quartet Darts & Arrows-a tuneful fusion band that somehow bridges a gap between Larry Coryell's early work with Gary Burton and Tortoise at their most lyric-but other sides of his musical personality have commanded the spotlight too, including the rustic, folksy one on display in his duo with Ryley Walker .

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  16. Chicago rapper-producer Valee has a strange, seductive way of showing his swaggerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Chicago rapper-producer Valee Taylor, who records and performs under his first name, talks a big game. If you believe the claims in his breakthrough single, "Shell," he's the kind of guy who walks through luxury-brand stores like a master gamer let loose in an arcade with a backpack weighed down by quarters-he's effortless and in full acknowledgment of his own abundance.

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  17. Shambling San Francisco garage rockers experiment with different...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Since forming in 2011, San Francisco quartet Cool Ghouls have made a virtue of no-frills consistency, doing little to disguise their devotion to 60s garage pop. Loose, chiming guitars ring out over chugging rhythms, but it's their singing-which borrows from the early Beach Boys without sweating shortcomings in pitch or precise harmony-that makes each album a keeper.

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  18. With You Are Not One of Us, Buildings advance Minneapolis's great legacy of noise rockRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    There's just something about a noise-rock record from Minneapolis, like a bowl of gumbo from Baton Rouge. Forged among the pillars of the almighty Amphetamine Reptile imprint-and no doubt guided by a trail of dismembered Big Muff pedals-Buildings churn through noise rock loyal to their Twin Cities and North Dakota forefathers .

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  19. Justin Townes Earle settles into sobriety, marriage, and roots-rock orthodoxy on Kids in the StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    Justin Townes Earle wrote his new album, Kids in the Street , in the wake of a sustained period of stability and happiness thanks to a new marriage and several years of sobriety. Luckily the songs aren't about kittens and high-fives-the main conceit of opener "Champagne Corolla" is to celebrate a woman who's cool and confident enough to drive the titular automobile though "she should be driving something long and black."

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  20. Retirement be damned, minimalist composer Phill Niblock is going strong at age 83Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 | Chicago Reader

    The hoped-for paradox of minimalism is that reduced means will result in maximum effect. No artist has accomplished this more completely than composer and filmmaker Phill Niblock, whose music intentionally eschews rhythm and melody in favor of massed, sustained tones.

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