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  1. The five best golden age slasher filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Chicago Reader

    This past weekend the Music Box dedicated half of its midnight programming to the seasonal standby Halloween , John Carpenter's trendsetting masterpiece. The slasher film to which all others are compared, Halloween sparked a glut of similar kinds of pictures, and though many of them are mere imitations and copycats looking for a cash grab, a fair amount were legitimately inventive and wholly original works.

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  2. This week's Chicagoan: Tiela Halpin, haunted house performer and photographerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    "The thing that will get me to run, that will scare me every single time, is chainsaws. I don't know if it's the noise or the frequency, but it's the worst.

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  3. Call for submissions: The Reader's 15th annual Pure Fiction issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    In January, the Reader will publish its 15th annual Pure Fiction issue, a collection of short stories submitted by mostly local fiction writers paired with illustrations by mostly local artists. This year, we'll take submissions until November 15. Here's last year's issue , with the winning stories selected by guest curator Barrie Jean Borich, author of Body Geographic , editor of the literary journal Slag Glass City , and a DePaul University faculty member.

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  4. Hey, Karen Lewis: File those petitions for mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis-shown here in 2012-has suspended her mayoral campaign to address health problems. A certain political columnist is hoping she can still give Mayor Emanuel fits.

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  5. Hubbard Street and Second City are a match made in theatrical heavenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    Hubbard Street Dance and the Second City are cultural institutions in Chicago. And, if you think about it, they're pretty similar at their cores-each uses improvisation and new ideas to create a contemporary version of an ages-old art form.

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  6. RPM Steak: The Melman kids' Rancic-branded meat market is their best restaurant yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    The best values on the menu can be found under the heading "butcher's cuts," where a revelatory short-rib steak-cleaved from the bone in neat rectangles-can satisfy the bloodiest of meat tooths. Currently on Twitter, there are seven accounts for RPM Steak, the carnecentric analogue to nearby RPM Italian .

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  7. There's plenty to see this weekend at the HotHouse's Old and New Dreams FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    You might've been able to glean from some of my Soundboard items that this is a pretty busy weekend, jazzwise. On Saturday night trumpeter Russ Johnson brings his excellent Eric Dolphy project to Constellation, but the big action is happening mostly at Hyde Park's Promontory, where HotHouse makes a splash from beyond the grave with the Old and New Dreams Festival, an action-packed three-day event where the venue founded by Marguerite Horberg will make some kind of announcement about its return to a new location in Bronzeville, although I'm betting details will be sparse.

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  8. Is texting making us more civilized?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    A few days ago I wrote a Bleader post that spoke kindly of the written word as we find it these days-texted, e-mailed, embedded in social media sites . . . The telephone-not to mention eye-to-eye conversation-is passe and deserves to be.

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  9. Listen to stoney garage rock from Meatbodies, who're playing two shows in town tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    This week LA garage outfit Meatbodies released their debut record on In the Red and are already grinding on the road for it, playing two shows in town tonight. The band, fronted by Chad Ubovich, who has done time in Mikal Cronin's live band and plays in the Ty Segall side project Fuzz, takes the west coast garage-rock vibe and makes it heavy as hell by adding seriously thick guitar tones, over-the-top drumming, and what I imagine are pounds of weed.

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  10. The Impossible Colors Club brings back the ritual of waiting for tapes in the mailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    Growing up, Adele Nichols loved getting tapes in the mail. She'd order them and wait, and eventually they'd come, sometimes packaged with extra stickers, buttons, or patches.

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  11. Tonight: Experience Two Years in the life of photographer Ryan LowryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    Gossip Wolf reported last month that Reader contributor and local punk stalwart Ryan Lowry was putting the finishing touches on his first photo book, Two Years . Lowry's an excellent photographer, but I do have a bias-I've been lucky enough to have his photos accompany several of my Reader stories .

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  12. Did you read about Audio Card, The Wonder Years, and Wheaties?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    About how a cookbook comprised of recipes from the 1976 Royals , their bosses, and their fans helped restore a writer's faith in the team? - Aimee Levitt

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  13. Ten more CIFF reviews, and the rest of this week's screeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    Week one of the Chicago International Film Festival isn't even over yet, and already we've got ten more new reviews of movies screening during the second week , along with repeat screenings of movies that premiered last week and two notable revivals .

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  14. Morton Grove's Tava has the Indian buffet you've been looking forRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    As a general rule, the Indian buffet exists as a kind of a challenge to your intestinal mettle. The promise of cheap, repeating shovel loads of chicken tikka masala, saag paneer , chana masala , and dal makhani can interrupt the neural pathways that ordinarily allow you to exercise caution in the face of potentially dangerous material of uncertain age and origin.

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  15. Army of Shadows, Odds Against Tomorrow, and other Reader-recommended movies to watch online this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Chicago Reader

    Each Friday, we recommend seven Old Movies to Watch Now , all of which come recommended by one of our critics and can currently be screened online.

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  16. Revenge of the pumpkin beerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Chicago Reader

    After last year's pumpkin beer tastings , which quickly got out of hand and led to me trying more pumpkin beers than I'd ever wanted to, I was planning to skip the whole thing this year. Except I realized I had a bottle of Southern Tier's Pumking and a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale in the basement that I'd never gotten around to drinking the year before .

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  17. Our guide to week two of the Chicago International Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Chicago Reader

    ADMISSION Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are $14 . A ten-admission pass is $130 , and a 20-admission pass is $240 .

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  18. An interview with Polish filmmaker Krzysztof ZanussiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Chicago Reader

    Krzysztof Zanussi: My personal preoccupation now is the question that Dostoevsky posed over a century ago, saying it's the only relevant question that humanity has: Does God exist or not? Is there any other intelligence than ours? And then, if there is immortality, is it beyond time and space or is it in another time and space? All religions have some vague intuition about divinity-and it is vague, because if there is divinity, it must have another dimension than that of our life experience, so we don't know how to put it into words. We have parables and some approximations.

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  19. British band Ultimate Painting kick off their American tour at Permanent Records tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Chicago Reader

    Ultimate Painting-a new British duo featuring James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes-have arrived stateside, and will be playing an in-store tonight at Permanent Records to kick off their tour. The band's self-titled debut LP-just released on local imprint Trouble in Mind, a label that's constantly cranking out quality records-is a loose-limbered, meandering collection of Velvet Underground-influenced pop, heavy on jangle, melody, good vibes, and fuzzy guitar shredding.

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  20. What to eat and see this weekend at Open House ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Chicago Reader

    As far as I'm concerned Open House Chicago , held this weekend, is one of the great events of the year for inveterate snoops and spies like myself. You get to go inside dozens of buildings all over the city whose insides you don't normally get to see, and see how all kinds of other halves live, work, or lived and worked a century ago.

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