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  1. John Lewis's struggle for civil rights continues in March: Book TwoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    Congressman John Lewis holds a copy of March, Book 2 , the second volume of his graphic memoir of his years as a civil rights activist. In October of 2013, 73-year-old Congressman John Lewis was arrested on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during a rally to spur action on an immigration bill.

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  2. Best of Chicago voting beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    What's the best pizza in Chicago? It's a loaded question, I know. Are we talking deep-dish or thin crust? If it's thin crust, is it cracker style or New York style? Are you guys mad at me that I even brought up New York style? You're not going to hold a grudge, are you? Anyway, we all have opinions-because you know what opinions are like-especially about the important stuff in our city, and that's why every year we ask you to weigh in anew by filling out a Best of Chicago ballot .

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  3. Local rapper Dan Kanvis opens a Window to the local hip-hop sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    Local rapper Dan Kanvis is a figure without whom Chicago's sprawling underground hip-hop scene would be a little dimmer. For about a year Kanvis brought the community to Lincoln Park courtesy of Heavy Rotation, a quasi-monthly celebration of Chicago hip-hop he hosted at Tonic Room .

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  4. In End Days, post-9/11 trauma gets pixilatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2010 | Chicago Reader

    Through 4/26: Wed-Thu 7:30 PM, Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 or 5 PM Windy City Playhouse 3014 W. Irving Park 773-891-8985 windycityplayhouse.com $20-$45 The Steins have been traumatized on an epic level. Until September 11, 2001, father Arthur was a senior vice president at a big Manhattan company with offices in the World Trade Center.

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  5. Jlin's debut album is an enchanting collection of shadowy footworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    For years British electronic label Planet Mu has helped push footwork onto the international stage-the label's Bangs & Works compilations have showcased many of the heaviest hitters in the genre as well as some of its most inspired new voices. The second Bangs & Works came out in 2011 and featured "Erotic Heat," a wild, croaking track from Jlin, an up-and-coming producer from Gary, Indiana.

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  6. Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, and stuff for the kids these daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    Lollapalooza announced its lineup at 6 AM today, and the biggest name on the bill is also its oldest: Paul McCartney. The Beatle headlines the three-day Grant Park festival alongside Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, and the Weeknd.

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  7. Can The Royals dethrone the Kardashians?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    For longer than any of us would prefer to remember, E! has been bringing into our living rooms the "true" stories of real-life "famous" people, some horrible, others tragic , and plenty more of them a little bit of both. How many shows have the Kardashians been given at this point? Kris Jenner slides into the room in stocking feet like Tom Cruise in Risky Business and screams NOT ENOUGH.

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  8. Soul Summit's broken record is target practice on the gig poster of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chicago Reader

    ARTIST: Scott Williams SHOW: the Soul Summit DJs with Rich Medina, Sloppy White, Dave Mata, and Duke Grip at Double Door on Sat 3/21 MORE INFO: scottwilliamsdesign.com

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  9. Noisy indie rockers Geronimo! take their last leapRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2011 | Chicago Reader

    Noisy Chicago indie-rock trio Geronimo! announced last year that they'd be calling it quits in early 2015, and to Gossip Wolf's dismay, they're staying true to their word. It looks like they're taking their last live leap on Sat 3/28, playing a show at Beat Kitchen with Meat Wave, Foul Tip, Vaya, and Velocicopter.

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  10. Tough talk about the state budget won't save IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    If you're in the mood for talk that isn't as tough as it wants to be, turn to the op-ed page of Tuesday's Sun-Times and read the essay there by Madeleine Doubek, chief operating officer of Reboot Illinois . Illinois needs to trim the state budget to something it can afford, she says, so let's get to it! "It's up to all of us to figure out what we want to afford.

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  11. The myth of Liam Neeson turns tragic in Run All NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    I'm glad to have caught Run All Night at Lincoln Square's Davis Theater . No other movie house in Chicago is better suited for this unpretentious genre item, the third collaboration in four years between Liam Neeson and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra.

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  12. The Shakers' strikingly modern design arrives in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    Of all the religious sects in the world, there is probably none more American than the United Society of Believers, or Shakers, who combined mysticism and a utopian vision with Yankee ingenuity, talent for entrepreneurship and PR, and excellent design sense. The Loyola University Museum of Art is currently showing three exhibits of their art, music, furniture, and architecture, collectively known as "Shaker in Chicago," the first major exhibit of Shaker art, architecture, and artifacts here.

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  13. A Chicago public defender makes peace with her sister's killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    "Ken" was tried as an adult for a double homicide committed in Pennsylvania when he was 15 years old; he was convicted and sentenced to a mandatory life sentence without parole. Letters to a Lifer is a recent book by Cindy Sanford that tells Ken's story.

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  14. David Axelrod (very nicely) warns Chicago could be hosed if Rahm's not reelectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    David Axelrod, then senior advisor to President Obama, in a 2009 meeting with the president and other members of the administration, including then chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. David Axelrod swears he's not trying to spin anyone - even as the veteran political operative makes the familiar argument that Chicago needs a tough-guy mayor, that his old pal Rahm Emanuel is that guy, and that the city could face grave consequences if voters don't understand that.

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  15. Chicago's food media fared better in the Beard Award noms this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    Last year I said the takeaway from the James Beard Foundation media award nominations was that Chicago food writing wasn't trying hard enough. Well, I guess for once the claim of a rebuilding year actually proved true, as even a chef, Rick Bayless, managed to get as many media nominations as all of Chicago media did last year.

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  16. The unearthly, mildewy music of Cape Verde's Os TubaroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    Every once in a while I'll see a movie in which the use of a piece of music leaves me floored: the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash" in Mean Streets , New Order's "Dreams Never End" in Carlos , or, hell, all of the music in 2001: A Space Odyssey . Such a thing happened to me last Friday, when I saw Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa's latest film, the hypnotic and slow-moving Horse Money , at the Gene Siskel Film Center .

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  17. A plan to use $14 million in Uptown TIF funds stalls-and a runoff loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    As he faces a runoff election, 46th Ward alderman James Cappleman has been mum about a proposed TIF-funded development near the Uptown lakefront. Last year around this time, a group of Uptown activists were busy protesting 46th Ward alderman James Cappleman's support for a pair of high-rise residential towers along the lakefront-a project that would use $14 million in tax increment financing dollars, though only 10 percent of the units will be set aside as "affordable."

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  18. Previewing the ramen for lliana Regan's Wunder POP this springRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    If you wanted to do something cool in the food scene at the moment, you could have a tasting menu, make doughnuts, hold a pop-up, or offer ramen. But the only person it occurred to to do all of those at once is Iliana Regan, whose Elizabeth will continue with its new chef de cuisine while she prepares her "microbakery" Bunny for a spring opening in Lakeview- and she'll use Bunny's space after hours for a pop-up space called Wunder POP, which will host a variety of different concepts and formats over time.

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  19. Guitarist Ryley Walker lets go of the reins on the unruly but pastoral Primrose GreenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Chicago Reader

    In July 2012, as Wicker Park Fest wound down, Chicago guitarist Ryley Walker was riding his bike south on Damen below Division when a hit-and-run driver clipped him from behind. He woke up in the hospital.

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  20. Act decent, cover your tats, and (maybe) win a pair of Baconfest ticketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Chicago Reader

    If you've attended any of the previous six Baconfests , you might be forgiven for viewing it as a wanton orgy of shameless gluttony. Even if the idea of a fat-slicked horde gorging on bacon while Rome is burning is something you revel in, you might take some small pride in the fact that over four years Baconfest has donated almost $220,000 and a little over 14,000 pounds of food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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