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  1. The Third Coming of the Jesus LizardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 6 | Chicago Reader

    Chicago's great 90s noise-rock agitators made their first return to the stage in 2009, ten years after splitting up. Their original label, Touch and Go , accompanied that reunion with Inch - a Record Store Day exclusive that repackaged remastered versions of all nine Jesus Lizard seven-inches it had released.

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  2. Horace Mann Elementary's Marching Mustangs don't need...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 30 | Chicago Reader

    Giving Tuesday is over, but if you've still got a few dollars to spend, you could do worse than donating them to the kids at Horace Mann Elementary School in the South Chicago neighborhood. They're trying to raise money for more instruments and supplies for their school band, the Marching Mustangs.

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  3. Catch dazzling abstract works at the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental AnimationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    Sat 11/11, 1 PM and 3:30 PM Northwestern Univ. Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston 847-491-4000 blockmuseum.northwestern.edu Free In a sense, all animation is experimental, because an artist can't really see how his images will move until he throws them up onto a screen.

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  4. The turbulent history of the bike bridge that will finally complete the North Shore Channel TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    The late 50th Ward alderman Bernard "Berny" Stone was a colorful character. Elected in 1973 under Mayor Richard J. Daley, he presided over the far-north-side West Ridge community for nearly four decades.

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  5. The soda tax was repealed, but Cook County still has to find a way to fund the governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    In the wake of today's repeal of the Cook County soda tax , I'd like to give a shout-out to the Cook County Board commissioner who's been speaking the most sensibly on the issue of the county's need to pay its bills. That would be Larry Suffredin, the pride and joy of Evanston.

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  6. Take a trip and trip out to 'William Blake and the Age of Aquarius'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Through Sun 3/11/18: Tue 10 AM-5 PM, Wed-Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston 847-491-4000 blockmuseum.northwestern.edu Free In 1948, college student Allen Ginsberg was masturbating while reading William Blake in his apartment when he heard the English mystic, born 190 years earlier, whisper to his mind a few burning lines of poetry: "For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life," read one line. Ginsberg sensed the spiritual-erotic encounter was an epiphany - "I've seen God!" he yelled from his fire escape in Harlem, and realized he would deliver Blake's same message of free love to his own generation.

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  7. Carrie Mae Weems reshapes history in her image at the Block MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Through 12/10: Tue-Wed 10 AM-5 PM, Thu-Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM Northwestern University Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston 847-491-4000 blockmuseum.northwestern.edu Free Over the course of her decades-long career, Carrie Mae Weems has repeatedly demonstrated how adept she is at navigating the human experience. Yet she does so while making her audiences consider uncomfortable questions.

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  8. A new compilation uncovers soulful treasures from 70s and 80s SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    I'm inspired and excited by music fanatics with very precisely defined specialties, whether in a specific style or a single region-they constantly seem to uncover sounds utterly new to me. Over the past couple decades, Africa has been the favored territory for a slew of such intrepid sleuths, and we've enjoyed a bounty of musical blessings thanks to the likes of Brian Shimkovitz , the Evanston native who runs Awesome Tapes From Africa; Tunisian-German crate digger Samy Ben Redjeb , the mastermind of Analog Africa; and Seattle obsessive Christopher Kirkley , who's focused a crucial lens on contemporary modes of pop-music transmission in Saharan Africa through his Sahel Sounds imprint.

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  9. Lesley Williams checks herself out of Evanston Public Library, for goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Evanston Public Library's controversial "cranky librarian," Lesley Williams, announced today that she is resigning from her job as head of adult services, and will leave the library after more than 20 years of service. Williams, a popular figure in the community, and the library's only full-time black librarian, has been at the center of controversy since a disciplinary suspension in the spring that was the subject of public protest.

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  10. Fourth of July 2017 fireworks and events in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Whether you call them fireworks, sky candy, rocket dust, rainbow suspenders, dragon ball-see, or BOOM, you'll get a great view at these all-American Fourth of July parties. Community Picnic & Fourth of July Fireworks Watch The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society, raising awareness of Iraq's refugees and how we can help transition them into our country, shoots fireworks at dusk and offers the opportunity to chat with society members.

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  11. A Garfield-themed Essay Fiesta, Slushies and Science, and more things to do in Chicago this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 6/19: The Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt Presentation , the work of Melissa Blount, MEET , and countless volunteers, can be found at the Evanston Art Center , showcasing the lives of black women and girls that have been taken by violence.

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  12. As Evanston moves to fire 'Cranky Librarian,' e-mails reveal...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Evanston library's "Cranky Librarian" problem blew up in a major way during the last week. As the library's board initiated abrupt termination proceedings for Lesley Williams , e-mails surfaced revealing that board members and the library's director had been conspiring to get rid of her for several years.

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  13. Is Laura Kipnis's new book an act of retaliation?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    The folks at the Chicago Humanities Festival couldn't have known, when they booked author Laura Kipnis for a May 24 event at the Studebaker Theater, just how topical her subject would be. They'd have expected controversy.

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  14. A beach read doesn't have to be as light and fluffy as the sandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    The term "beach read" doesn't exactly convey smart, substantive narratives. Rather, the term suggests fluffier fare: mass-market mysteries, flimsy celebrity memoirs, "chick lit" novels with beach scenes or city skylines on their covers, and anything by Danielle Steele.

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  15. 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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  16. Gubernatorial hopeful Dan Biss dares to criticize Michael MadiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Dan Biss, the state senator from Evanston, officially announced his candidacy for governor Monday with an unique twist-he criticized Illinois house speaker Michael Madigan. Not harshly.

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  17. Report: State senator Daniel Biss will run for governor in 2018, and other Chicago newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Illinois state senator Daniel Biss is reportedly going to announce that he will run for governor in 2018 Monday morning, according to the Tribune . The Democrat from Evanston and former math professor at the University of Chicago "informed top Democratic officials and current and potential rivals in the March 2018 primary of his plans to run for governor," the newspaper reported.

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  18. Ta-Nehisi Coates didn't come here to give you any answersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    "I don't know," was Ta-Nehisi Coates's frequent refrain Tuesday night, as he fielded questions from Northwestern University sociologist Mary Pattillo and students in a packed concert hall in Evanston. The writer, who rose to prominence throughout the Obama years as a leading voice on politics, history, and black life, said he doesn't have any grand vision for what journalists must do in the age of Donald Trump, other than keep working.

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  19. Block Museum kicks off a season of urgent art with Kader...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2012 | Chicago Reader

    Through 4/16: Tue-Wed 10 AM-5 PM, Thu-Fri 10 AM-8 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM Northwestern University Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston 847-491-4000 blockmuseum.northwestern.edu Free What does it mean to "fix" something? If a bond - physical, social, psychological - is broken, can it ever truly be reconnected? If so, how can such a repair be achieved? Internationally acclaimed French-Algerian artist Kader Attia mines historical archives to understand complicated relationships between people: colonizer and colonized, master and slave, residents of the geopolitical north and south. He has pursued these inquiries primarily through the lens of colonial legacies, particularly in Africa, and their influence on European modernism.

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