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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Employees of Cole's to play a sixth-anniversary show and fund-raiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | 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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  8. 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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  9. Old Town's historic West Burton Place may soon have an alien intruderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    There's a classic Chicago question looming over a precious block in Old Town these days, and it goes like this: Which will come first, the city landmark status, or the demolition permit? It's an urban development High Noon , with preservationists on one side, a real estate investor on the other, and a big clock ticking. West Burton Place is an odd little street between LaSalle and Wells, just south of North Avenue.

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  10. Oozing Wound drummer Kyle Reynolds on the perfect balance of noise and technoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    This Copenhagen trio is quickly climbing the ranks to become one of my favorite extant bands. Molly sounds like the Lemonheads, Hsker D, and the Replacements had a baby - and then that baby made the best songs you've ever heard.

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  11. Drumbar's Elizabeth Mickiewicz advances to Angostura's Global Cocktail ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Earlier this month I wrote about the House of Angostura's cocktail competition at Lost Lake -which Chicago newcomer Elizabeth Mickiewicz of Drumbar won, competing against bartenders from Nevada, Wyoming, and Washington. That advanced her to the U.S. finals in New Orleans .

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  12. After 36 years, Neo leaves a changing Lincoln ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    When Callin Fortis took over Neo in 1982, Lincoln Park had no Gaps, no pet boutiques, and no day cares. It was a nightlife hub, with cheap rents and 4 AM bars and 24-hour diners-"like New York," says Fortis.

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  13. How a Chicago master gardener transformed her yard from bleak to bountifulRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    When musician and gardener Ellen Bunch moved into her Irving Park house in 2010, the small backyard featured the typical urban flora: grass and weeds, mostly, along with a few beat-up rose bushes. Five years later, the yard is thick with organic flowers, herbs, and vegetables-plus it's a haven for bees, monarch butterflies, and the occasional squirrel feasting on the mulberry tree.

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  14. 'Frances Stark: Intimism' goes inside the mind of a self-described horny middle-aged womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Heat rises in shimmering waves off the barren white plains. A thin crust of translucent salt coats the racetrack surface where motorcyclists gather to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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  15. Chief Keef's hologram can't catch a break, and it's a win for KeefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Chief Keef is running for mayor of Chicago, and as is the case with his rap songs, he doesn't appear to follow any rule book but his own. After all, the city wrapped up a mayoral election just months ago, and Keef's got some outstanding warrants preventing him from entering Chicago anytime soon.

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  16. A blogger explains why he gives his work away for free to HuffPoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    A writer in midlife turned to other journalists this month for advice on how to connect with the Huffington Post. "I'm curious how to become part of the unpaid writers group," said B. Howe on a University of Missouri alumni listserv.

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  17. Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    A bunch of bands played, a bunch of rain fell, and a bunch of fun was had at the annual summer shindig. Sound issues, poor sight lines, and overstuffed schedules can make outdoor music festivals a drag.

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  18. Thirty-two photos of the Sunday crowd at Pitchfork Music Festival 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    "This is the people-watching event of the summer," a friend said yesterday evening at the tail end of a weekend spent observing Pitchfork's parade of humanity through Union Park. When it comes to festivals, the most interesting sights are often offstage-and that's especially true of Pitchfork.

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  19. Governor Rauner says he can hold as many secret meetings on public time as he wantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Governor Bruce Rauner says you don't have the right to know what state business he's conducting behind closed doors. He also maintains that taxpayers have no right to know who he's consulted, even long after the conferences are over and policies have been enacted as a result.

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  20. Battle of the peri peri chicken: Nando's vs. Fat RiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Battle peri peri has been fully engaged since the end of May when the mega chicken chain Nando's opened its first Chicago location on Randolph. The second outpost opened in Lakeview last month and so it seemed the time was nigh to evaluate the South African chicken empire vs. the scrappy hometown little guy, Logan Square's esteemed Macanese restaurant, Fat Rice , which for a few months now has been offering two varieties of peri peri chicken to go at lunchtime.

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