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  1. a Q&a on topics from peeing on the boyfriend to suicide by dungeonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Chicago Reader

    "I have a glass dildo that I love, but I worry it might break if I go at it too rough. Is this possible?" W e just did a live taping of the Savage Lovecast at Seattle's Neptune Theatre.

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  2. The real monster in The Babadook is all in your mindRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    Prioritizing atmosphere and characterization over gore, Kent illustrates how fear often derives from internal rather than external forces. A fractured state of mind can be scarier than a knife-wielding psychopath, and even the scariest knife-wielding psychopath can be the personification of a fractured state of mind.

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  3. The mayoral election follies begin with a few challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    If you're a nihilist-and it's hard not to be one around here-these are your glory days as mayoral candidates attempt to throw each other off the ballot for violating this or that absurdly onerous and arbitrarily enforced election ballot access laws . Just so you know-nihilism's basically a philosophical belief that says life is meaningless, so fuck it.

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  4. The funny similarities between Charlie Chaplin and Bob HopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    A hundred years ago, Charlie Chaplin was the biggest film comedian in the United States. Drawing on the pantomime he'd mastered in the British music halls, the 25-year-old expatriate had pioneered a new style of slapstick comedy in American silent films, more leisurely and character based than the frantic action of the Keystone Cops, and moviegoers were enthralled.

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  5. Rob Mazurek performs two markedly different sets tomorrow night at Chopin TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    Earlier this month, local progressive label International Anthem released its very first LP online and on vinyl: Alternate Moon Cycles by composer and cornetist Rob Mazurek. Comprising two slow, gentle instrumental tracks, the avant-garde record lets a bass and a pump organ orbit a single note on cornet, creating a hypnotizing atmosphere meant to correspond to the waxing of the moon.

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  6. Nick Jr.'s Cancel Christmas is here for everyone who hates Christmas musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    Right about now is when the amount of yuletide spirit filling the airwaves can make just about every day feel like Christmas, which must be a delight to at least a substantial part of the population. But it can also be more than enough to make you want to rage against the manger scene, and with every posi Christmas song it's fun to take refuge in the odd, nasty, and rebellious music made by folks who put this holiday in their crosshairs.

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  7. Best Films of 2014, number eight: The Kill TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    Our big year-in-review issue hits the street on Thursday, December 25. I know you can't wait, and neither can I, so every weekday until then I'll be writing about one of my favorite films to premiere in Chicago in 2014. Number eight on my list is Dan Krauss's The Kill Team.

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  8. Did you read about Cuba, The Interview, and latke technology?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    That Witness 40 in the Ferguson grand jury, the witness whose testimony was most supportive of Darren Wilson's version of events, may have not even been present when Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown? - Aimee Levitt About a writer who spent 18 hours in Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station , the grimiest place in the city? - Tal Rosenberg About the Hanukkah Miracle , a seasonal sandwich combining American and Israeli Jewish culinary traditions: a potato latke on a doughnut bun? - Aimee Levitt

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  9. How investment bankers told Rahm that class size mattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    It turns out that the bankers at Goldman Sachs and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis agree: smaller class sizes help the learning process. These readers base their charge on my recent writings about the mayor's $17 million handout to bankers.

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  10. Did Hanukkah hip-hop peak with 'Dreidel Rap '89'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    Each holiday season in the U.S., Christmas cheer fills shopping centers and radio airwaves like an avalanche of fake snow. Growing up Jewish in this environment, one of my few respites from the stampede of Santas was Adam Sandler's goofy ditty "The Chanukah Song."

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  11. Guitarist Ryley Walker on the saxophone quartet that rearranged his brain jellyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    This new book wound up in the Reader offices a few weeks ago and has kept me entertained ever since. An incredibly in-depth history of progressive rock's beginnings and the many bizarre paths it's followed since, it includes interviews with the movement's key players, insanely detailed accounts of recording sessions, and pretty much everything you could ever care to know about King Crimson .

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  12. Steppenwolf's Airline Highway goes for a big lesson in the Big EasyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Chicago Reader

    Through 2/8: Tue-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N. Halsted 312-335-1650 steppenwolf.org $20-$86 In the contemporary New Orleans of Lisa D'Amour's new drama Airline Highway , given an alternately stagnant and rousing Steppenwolf world premiere, only two types of people exist: the authentics and the inauthentics. Here, as in so many American plays over the past several decades, the authentics are the downtrodden, the unconventional, the penniless, the permanently marginalized.

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  13. Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt's six-decade career gets two concurrent exhibitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    "Richard Hunt: 60 Years of Sculpture" Through 3/29/15 Chicago Cultural Center 78 W. Washington 312-744-6630 cityofchicago.org Free "Richard Hunt" Opens Thu 12/18 Through 5/17/15 Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago 312-280-2660 mcachicago.org When the sculptor Richard Hunt was still a student at the School of the Art Institute, he sold a piece to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. That was back in 1957; Hunt was 22. When he was 35, in 1971, MOMA mounted the first retrospective of his work.

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  14. While the city sleeps on Thanksgiving Day, lonely souls rule the neighborhood streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    Every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas, the City of Chicago celebrates what I like to call antiholidays-with most businesses closed and few cars on the streets, the town seems to be shunning its own people, demanding that we let it have some peace and quiet for once. The antifestivities usually start around midevening the night before the holiday and continue for about 36 hours.

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  15. The last hour of The Newsroom is beyond criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    My wife and I are faithful viewers of The Affair , the Showtime miniseries that wraps up this Sunday, but there hasn't been a moment of it that we'd call romantic. "It's too full of anxiety and guilt," says Betsy.

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  16. Preeminent children's folk musician Ella Jenkins reveals another talentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    For our People issue, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ella Jenkins , the legendary children's folk musician who turned 90 in August. When I looked through old news stories to prepare for the interview, I came across an Ella Jenkins with a different kind of talent: The Defender reported that Miss Ella Jenkins, of the Washington Park table tennis club, had won the women's title in the Chicagoland table tennis championship at Navy Pier.

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  17. Best Films of 2014, number nine: EverydayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    Our big year-in-review issue hits the street on Thursday, December 24. I know you can't wait, and neither can I, so every weekday until then I'll be writing about one of my favorite films to premiere in Chicago in 2014. Number nine on my list is Michael Winterbottom's Everyday.

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  18. Did you read about Jackie Robinson West, the National Spelling Bee, and hipster Stalinism?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    That Jackie Robinson West is being accused of pulling kids from the suburbs to assemble a superteam ? - Gwynedd Stuart About the Harry Potter Alliance , which encourages young people to channel the "unironic enthusiasm" they had for Hogwarts into social activism? - Aimee Levitt

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  19. Farben Presents James DIN A4: The most overlooked electronic-music LP of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    Berlin musician Jan Jelinek has been making music under various guises for almost 20 years. Early on , Jelinek was primarily known for being one of the pioneers of glitch house, a genre in which the skips and scratches of damaged CDs and brief snippets of music are restitched into a twitchy, highly digitized form of house and techno music.

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  20. Lee Sandlin, scourge of the small screenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Reader

    You may already have read about the death of Lee Sandlin, one of the best writers the Reader ever published; Michael Miner wrote a lovely piece about him yesterday, with links to some of the epic long-form pieces Lee published in the paper before his book career took off. The challenge of writing about a friend and colleague who died too soon is compounded in Lee's case by the challenge of getting one's arms around his impressive body of work.

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