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  1. Explaining Donald Trump to childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    How do you explain Donald Trump to small children? There are certain facts that you can state objectively. He's president.

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  2. Forrest Claypool used Park District employees to score his pickup basketball game with David AxelrodRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    In his various stints as hatchet man for Mayors Daley and Emanuel, Forrest Claypool has earned a reputation for being a rigid, penny-pinching bureaucrat. For instance, in his current incarnation as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, he found $4.4 million in the district's supposedly empty coffers to fund the Office of Internal Audit and Compliance , whose inspectors make sure that teachers really are sick when they call in absent, among other things.

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  3. With Death Song the anger that fuels the Black Angels has boiled overRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    With their new album Death Song this heady psychedelic Texas band finally acknowledge in full their inspiration-"The Black Angel's Death Song" from The Velvet Underground & Nico -which feels like they're either out of ideas or returning to their roots. Death Song is darker than either of their two previous releases, 2010's Phosphene Dream and 2013's Indigo Meadow , which aimed more for a cheerful and bright-colored type of psych rock as opposed to keeping with native gray-scale drones.

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  4. The Bridge again unites diverse improvised-music players from France and ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    The latest iteration of the France-Chicago music exchange known as the Bridge rates as one of the most beguiling and interesting combinations yet. All four of the musicians involved have mercurial tendencies, working within the jazz and improvised-music traditions while also pushing well outside of both.

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  5. Punks-turned-power-poppers Redd Kross hit the road with a Melvin on drumsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Since their first releases in the early 80s, southern California four-piece Redd Kross have been a cut above their punk peers. Started in 1980 by teenage brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald and rounded out over their first decade by a rotating cast of guitarists and drummers-including Black Flag members Ron Reyes and Dez Cadena and Circle Jerks founder Greg Hetson-the band added a sophisticated melodic sense to their feisty punk.

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  6. The Obsessives morph with emo's changing timesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Ever since some D.C. punks rejected the hardcore aesthetic they brought to bear in the mid-80s, emo has been about change. It's morphed with each subsequent wave while retaining an essence that connects the dominant contemporary vision back to the roots of the family tree.

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  7. Evanston's Cranky Librarian slapped with 15-day suspensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    It's probably best to get this out of the way right up front: the Internet handle for Lesley Williams, Evanston Public Library's beleaguered director of adult services, is "Cranky Librarian." It's a joke, but also a clue: this bookworm is no milquetoast.

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  8. Obama's first post-presidency speech and the March for Science were non-partisan to a faultRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Obama's didn't mention Donald Trump in his conversation on civic engagement and community organizing at the University of Chicago on April 24. Though Barack Obama's first post-presidency speech on April 24 and the March for Science on April 22 were at least partially born out of a need to address dangers presented by the agenda of President Donald Trump and a reinvigorated GOP, both only winked at Trump while embracing a kind of bloodless non-partisanship. Held just a few miles apart, the two highly publicized events kept Trump and his agenda in the margins.

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  9. Sun Ra sideman Pat Patrick recorded an obscure album with a baritone saxophone orchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Before I lugged my ass to the Chicago Reader in 1993, I spent quite a few years at Jazz Record Mart , and the other day one of my former JRM coworkers, Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden, posted on Facebook about the famous folks who shopped at the store on his watch. His list reminded me of of meeting wonderful saxophonist Pat Patrick at JRM-a longtime member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, he's now better known as the father of former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.

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  10. Chicago Humanities Fest, Zombie Pub Crawl, and more things to do in Chicago this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses curating art in a digital world during the Chicago Humanities Fest. There's plenty to do this weekend.

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  11. Advice for a sexsomniacRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Q: I'm a 31-year-old gay male. I've been with my fiance for three years, and we are getting married in the fall.

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  12. Works by artist Candida Alvarez make an appearance at Comme des...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Fall 2017 Comme de GarA ons "Shirt" collection, featuring prints made with images by painter and SAIC professor Candida Alvarez "Vibrant camouflage" might sound like a oxymoron, but the concept has recently catapulted Candida Alvarez 's paintings into Paris Fashion Week. The SAIC professor was one of the artists chosen to collaborate with Comme des GarA ons on its Fall 2017 "Shirt" and "Homme Plus" collections-no small feat considering the iconic status of the Japanese brand founded by Rei Kawakubo, who herself picked six of Alvarez's works after seeing them online .

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  13. How museum curators deal with the issue of raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    "Museums are conservative institutions," says Carlos Tortolero, founder and president of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. "They come from the same tradition, sometimes started by people who had money, sometimes by the government.

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  14. Kim Foxx drafts legislation allowing a second review of fatal police...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx's office has "drafted legislation to allow the state's appellate prosecutor's office to do a second review" of police-involved fatal shootings, according to the Sun-Times . Under the current Special Prosecutor Act, Cook County is prohibited from designating the Office of the State Appellate Prosecutor as special prosecutor in cases where a police officer fatally shoots a civilian.

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  15. With Wonderland, Demdike Stare sample a different style of paranoiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    During the early era of Demdike Stare , the Manchester duo of Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker didn't bother with subtlety in cultivating their mystique. Their interest in horror and the occult was reflected in their album-cover art, their name , and their experimental live performances, which were augmented by dark, menacing visuals assembled from obscure films.

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  16. Trumpeter Jaimie Branch returns to Chicago to celebrate the release of her first LPRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Jaimie Branch may have moved away from Chicago in 2012, but she's never severed her roots here. They go so deep on the trumpeter's first album, Fly or Die , that they could wrap a few times around the Deep Tunnel: not only is it being released by local imprint International Anthem, but everyone who plays on the record is a present or former Chicagoan.

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  17. Wild Reeds' lovely vocal harmonies aren't enough to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    On "Only Songs," the opening track from their new album The World We Built , the three bright-voiced singers of Wild Reeds proclaim that "the only thing that saves me are the songs I sing," a sentiment their ebullient, richly harmonized delivery confirms. Kinsey Lee, Sharon Silva, and Mackenzie Howe perform with a gusto that feels downright therapeutic, but while the trio's spirit is infectious and they're lovely to hear, the songs themselves don't quite measure up-they often push a shinier, bigger sound that glosses the group's rustic roots with a generic, indie-pop polish.

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  18. Former Sun-Times publisher returns to Chicago-to represent CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Former Chicago Sun-Times publisher John Cruickshank, shown here in 2004, holds up a copy of the first edition of the Chicago Sun newspaper, dated December 4, 1941. President Trump slapped a 20 percent tariff on softwood imports from Canada Tuesday, and John Cruickshank's phone started ringing.

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  19. North-suburban group I Made You Myself take lessons from posthardcore's recent pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Emo-leaning contemporary posthardcore bands such as Touche Amore , La Dispute, and Pianos Become the Teeth have stuck it out long enough to bear fruit and deserve the reverence bestowed on them by younger musicians who proudly name-check them these days. I Made You Myself, a five-piece from suburban Lake County, list those acts as influences on their Facebook page alongside Billboard screamo successes Underoath and north-suburban deathcore unit Oceano, and sure enough, on a recent self-released split with Missouri's Mocklove, the group employ lessons from all of the above-vocalist Jason De Leon growls with metallic fury as they perform with the clean precision of an anthemic rock band aiming for the charts.

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  20. The Legendary Shack Shakers and Shooter Jennings headline the two-day Moonrunners FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Fri 5/5, 2 PM and Sat 5/6, 11 AM, Reggie's Rock Club and Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S. State, $75 two-day pass, $40 Friday pass, $45 Saturday pass, $20 Friday Rock Club only, $25 Saturday Rock Club only Scoring some big stars, year five of the two-day Moonrunners Festival is a packed affair that will showcase alt-country, rockabilly, bluegrass, outlaw country, and every other nook of Americana and roots music-all of it soaked with a beardy, tattooed flavor. Friday headliner the Legendary Shack Shakers have now been around long enough to justify their name-even as age has left them undimmed-while Saturday brings Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon, who's an actor and a historian as well as a restless musician who won't stick to one genre.

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