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  1. Norwegian piano trio Moskus hits its strideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    Last year the young Norwegian drummer Hans Hulbaekmo stepped into some very large shoes when he took over the drum throne of Paal Nilssen-Love in the fantastic Scandinavian quintet Atomic . He hasn't tried to emulate his predecessor's uncontainable energy in his new position, but as he's proven on this year's Lucidity and at the group's superb performance at Constellation in February , he quickly found his way with a less frenzied approach that involves generating a lot of exciting, propulsive clatter alongside deep, fractured grooves.

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  2. Bourgeois blues for Boka and Brgrbelly, and other things to read and doRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    It's been a bad week for naming restaurants after America's heritage: Boka Group's Armour & Swift, a West Loop steakhouse whose name was meant to evoke Chicago's meatpacking history . The problem was that Armour is still an active brand name with active lawyers, and they threatened action to protect their brand.

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  3. Dan Auerbach's new project the Arcs released a music videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    Dan Auerbach is best known as the front man for massive Ohio duo the Black Keys, a band who pull huge swing and tons of energy out of a simple, swampy blues-punk sound. As the band evolved their songs slowly became more dynamic, and their limited sonic palette expanded, but nothing prepared me for what I'd hear on Auerbach's brand-new project the Arcs.

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  4. Chicago actors' sitcom pilot a finalist in NBC's Comedy Playground contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    A couple of Chicago actors are on the verge of having their pilot made into a Web series by NBC. Bobby & Iza , written by Avery Lee and Bobby Richards, is a finalist in the network's Comedy Playground , a national talent search for "original comedy minds."

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  5. John Hancock Center's ground floor now offers its own sort of viewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    No longer do John Hancock Center visitors have to trek up 94 floors to the observation deck to get an eyeful. Since May, the building's lobby has become an attraction all its own thanks to Lucent , a dazzling permanent installation by UK sculptor Wolfgang Buttress.

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  6. MacArthur Foundation shifts focus to a few 'big bets'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    Uh-oh: the MacArthur Foundation announced Thursday that it's changing the focus of its philanthropy. That'll be good news for some of its beneficiaries, not so good for others.

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  7. Mama-rama, plus the rest of this week's new reviews and notable screeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Chicago Reader

    Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm , which screened here last September as part of Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, returns to Chicago for a weeklong run at Gene Siskel Film Center; like Dolan's lauded debut feature, I Killed My Mother , and Cannes prizewinner Mommy , it's about a mother who can't let go. Our review is here .

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  8. The case for ending the Chicago Air & Water ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing but the might of America's military-industrial complex-air shows feel like a relic of the past. But that won't stop more than 1.5 million people from crowding the lakefront this weekend to watch the Blue Angels ride the highway to the danger zone during the Chicago Air & Water Show.

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  9. Look out, Rahm-the elected school board movement is backRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    The movement for an elected school board is a little like Gypsy Joe Harris, the legendary one-eyed welterweight from the 60s. Just when you thought he was down for the count, he'd come back fighting even harder.

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  10. Park your car, tune into B.B. King, turn South Sacramento into a public art projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    This Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 3 PM, artist and designer Landon Brown and the advocacy organization 96 Acres invite drivers with black, brown, or white automobiles to participate in Park , a large-scale public art project, by parking their cars on South Sacramento, adjacent to Cook County Jail, the largest county jail in the U.S. Ideally, the vehicles will occupy half a mile of public street parking. During these two hours, the drivers will tune their car radios to a Vocalo broadcast of B.B. King's 1971 album Live in Cook County Jail .

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  11. Joshua Oppenheimer discusses The Look of Silence and finding movie magic in real-life horrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    Director Joshua Oppenheimer received international acclaim a few years ago for The Act of Killing , a groundbreaking documentary about the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66. Rather than deliver a straightforward history lesson, Oppenheimer introduced viewers to several perpetrators of the genocide, who not only described the atrocities they committed, but even dramatized some of them onscreen.

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  12. Memphis weird punks Nots play a free show at the Owl tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    Natalie Hoffmann used to play bass with nihilistic Memphis punks Ex-Cult , but in spring 2014 she quit to focus on fronting Nots , her longtime collaboration with drummer Charlotte Watson. After releasing a couple seven-inches, they arrived at their present lineup-with bassist Madison Farmer and synth player Alexandra Eastburn-in time for their debut LP, We Are Nots , which came out last fall.

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  13. Worlds collide with the banh mi cevapcici at Sunset Pho CaffeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    Some time ago I threatened to start posting a cevapcici of the week, celebrating the ubiquitous Balkan sausage in all its glorious diversity . Other sausages got in the way-there was just so much sopressata and morcilla to write about.

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  14. Like Governor Rauner, Speaker Madigan says he has the right to do public business in secretRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Chicago Reader

    Weeks into the new fiscal year, Governor Bruce Rauner and house speaker Michael Madigan can't agree on a budget, a pension plan, a policy agenda, or especially a scapegoat for the ongoing mess, with each pointing to the other as the guy responsible. But they're of like minds on one key point: neither thinks he needs to let the public know what he's doing on taxpayer time.

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  15. Old-fashioned romantic wants to torture your gonadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Chicago Reader

    "Is there somewhere I can go to find sexually compatible people who are willing to let me get to know them before we fuck?" Q: I've been reading your column for a while, and you always advise kinky people to go seek the same within the kink community. But in my experience, the kink community is very "sex right away, get to know you later"-oriented.

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  16. Cirque du Soleil is thrilling againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Chicago Reader

    Through 9/20: Tue-Thu 8 PM, Fri-Sat 4:30 and 8 PM, Sun 1:30 and 5 PM United Center parking lot 1901 W. Madison 877-924-7783 cirquedusoleil.com $35-$145 When you come down to it, there's only a limited number of circus skills. You can throw, spin, balance, bounce, hang, fly, catch, contort, somersault, or clown.

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  17. A new episode of Difficult People is on tonight and you should watch itRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Chicago Reader

    It's about damn time Julie Klausner got her own show. Since 2011, the writer, comedian, and cocreator/costar of the new Hulu sitcom Difficult People has-among other things-hosted the very funny podcast How Was Your Week , an interview show that always begins with a meandering account of what Klausner read, watched, or thought about that week, from beagles to Andrew McCarthy to the virtues of pasta topped with cottage cheese.

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  18. After rapping for Jay Z twice, MoBo the Great is claiming her own spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Chicago Reader

    Monique Burrell had just turned 16 when Jay Z pulled her up on stage for the first time. While watching Trey Songz open the concert at the United Center, she said to herself, "One day that's going to be me on that stage."

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  19. A jockey in peril is the centerpiece of 'Degas: At the Track, On the Stage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Chicago Reader

    Through February 2016, visitors at the Art Institute of Chicago have an opportunity to take in "Degas: At the Track, On the Stage." By combining two works on loan with pieces from its permanent collection, AIC, says president and curator Douglas Druick, has created "a focused exhibition exploring how Degas used the popular activities of his day to capture the intricacies of the human figure in motion."

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  20. Remember when Geovany Soto looked like the key to a Cubs championship?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Chicago Reader

    His profile of Joe Maddon , published yesterday, hints that perhaps the Cubs' iconoclastic new manager is the guy who can help Chicago's most fruitless franchise finally win a championship. I really want to believe in Maddon-but then again the Lovable Losers have had many a great white hope move through the ranks in the 107 years since the team's last World Series championship.

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