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  1. Alice's Bar-B-Q is still smoking in BronzevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Chicago Reader

    Earlier this month when I wrote about Bronzeville's new Puerto Rican spot Maracas , I made a note to point out that despite the ongoing gentrification in the neighborhood, one old, reliable joint is still going strong. Alice's Bar-B-Q rarely gets mentioned in discussions about the south side's great aquarium smokers like Lem's , Barbara Ann's , and Uncle John's .

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  2. Honoring baseball photographers-an idea goes nowhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Chicago Reader

    Rifling through old files the other day, I came across a good idea I'd reported in a column in 1996. The status of writers and broadcasters has always been ambiguous at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

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  3. Reader's Agenda Wed 10/8: FashionBar Chicago, Lyric Opera's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Chicago Reader

    Just a week before Fashion Focus Chicago, FashionBar Chicago gets the city's sartorial juices flowing at the Drake Hotel with its annual Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show. Designs from Gabrielle Zwick, Prina Bagia, and Satoko Mizuno will be featured along with bites, drinks, and swag bags for guests.

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  4. In Chicago Public Schools classrooms, 36 is a crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Chicago Reader

    Over the last few weeks I've been regularly talking with a public teacher named Erika Wozniak about the 36 kids in her fifth-grade classroom at Oriole Park elementary - go Panthers! - on the city's far-northwest side. Wozniak's one of my favorite people, if only because she had the guts to lead a one-woman crusade to try convincing DePaul University, her alma mater, to get out of that god-awful tax increment financing deal in the South Loop.

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  5. Timeline Theatre's based-on-fact play makes a contradictory caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    Through 12/21: Wed-Thu 7:30 PM, Fri 8 PM, Sat 4 and 8 PM, Sun 2 PM Timeline Theatre 615 W. Wellington 773-281-8463 timelinetheatre.com $29-$52 I spent about two hours going over the Danny Casolaro case with Timeline Theatre the other night. Guided by Casolaro's playwriting cousin Dominic Orlando, director Nick Bowling , and six skilled actors, I waded through topics ranging from a software maker's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice to the Reagan presidential campaign's $40 million bribe to the Iranians.

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  6. Gossip Wolf: Jimmy Whispers throws a basketball tournament to benefit CeaseFireRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2011 | Chicago Reader

    Lo-fi darling Jimmy Whispers teams up with the Empty Bottle on Sun 10/12 to throw a benefit called Hoop Dreams for Chicago-based violence-prevention initiative CeaseFire - and the lineup is nutso! Local musicians - including Hollywood Holt and members of Smith Westerns , Twin Peaks , Mines , the Lemons , and Heavy Times - will form four teams and face off in a one-day basketball tournament, complete with color commentary. Live music will be provided by Starfoxxx , Radar Eyes , Magic Milk , Jimmy Whispers , and DJ Gant-Man , who performs with footwork crew the Era .

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  7. A new light installation illuminates the Farnsworth HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Chicago Reader

    Last Thursday evening, Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth House in Plano was bathed in computer-controlled lights in intricate sequences and patterns. A team of artists called Luftwerk-namely, Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero-was previewing for the press its forthcoming installation INsite at the 2,400-square-foot home, a modernist glass box that used to be a secluded escape for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago nephrologist.

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  8. Bob's Burgers returns and works it, girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Chicago Reader

    A delayed season premiere isn't always a bad thing: we're relatively deep into the fall premiere season and, so far, the offerings are so average that it's a huge relief to see Bob's Burgers return. Sunday's season five premiere was a wonderful "welcome back" for fans of the show, and a solid introduction for anyone who's been dragging their feet. 1 comment

  9. Does life at 75 have meaning?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Chicago Reader

    Last Wednesday's Tribune found columnist Mary Schmich remembering her mother's death. "She was stooped and attached to an oxygen machine, her fingers so gnarled she could barely hold a coffee cup much less play her beloved piano."

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  10. Fans of house music and gothy synth-pop should check out Roman Flügel at Smart BarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Chicago Reader

    The German record label Dial has been on my radar for a while now, having put out a distinctly sumptuous and elegant brand of house music that carries a melancholy and foreboding tinge. This year the label has released another winner, Frankfurt DJ and producer Roman FlA1 4gel's Happiness Is Happening .

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  11. On the amazing effect of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Chicago Reader

    Discussion with Angel Ysaguirre Thu 10/9, 6 PM Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State 312-747-4300 chipublib.org Free One of the major plot points of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay , Michael Chabon's 2000 novel that's just been anointed this year's One Book, One Chicago, involves the Golem of Prague, a giant created from clay sometime in the 16th century and brought to life by Rabbi Judah Loew by some obscure and ancient magic in order to protect the Jews of the city. I was in grad school when I first read Kavalier & Clay .

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  12. Show us your . . . CatmobileRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    If you've ever doubted whether there are terrible people in the world, the following information may help you lay to rest those doubts. Last year, vandals smashed the fiberglass feline that sat atop the Acro-Cats' "Catmobile," the tour vehicle for the Chicago-based troupe of trained circus cats and its sister act, the Rock Cats, a cat band, replete with tiny instruments and a chicken who plays tambourine.

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  13. Reader's Agenda 10/7: Banks, 'Words or Music?,' and Girl Group ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Chicago Reader

    Banks, the Los Angeles-based songwriter and electro-pop singer, performs at the Metro in support of her album Goddess . "On the album's opener, 'Brain,' Banks snaps from a murmur to a belt, switching from down-tempo trip-hop creeper to full-blown pop ballad without missing a beat," writes Reader contributor Sasha Geffen.

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  14. Did anyone really see Art Everywhere US?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Chicago Reader

    It's August, and under the Cermak and Western viaduct, scraps of plastic, broken glass, and discarded chicken bones collect like autumn leaves. A line of yellow freight cars languishes on the tracks above.

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  15. In praise of movies that fail spectacularlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    On Saturday afternoon I went to the Siskel Center to catch Diary of a Shinjuku Thief , screening as part of the eight-film series dedicated to director Nagisa Oshima. I've now seen Shinjuku Thief three or four times, even though I don't like the film very much.

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  16. Previewing the normal Italian-American at Formento'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    About the time three of us were munching on the house-made braunschweiger at Tete Charcuterie , we were talking about Formento's, the upcoming Italian-American throwback/tribute place coming in December from the team behind the Bristol , which also partners in Balena . For some guys who've been fairly cutting-edge, throwback Italian-American seems a funny move, but sitting on Randolph Street, the logic of it gets pretty clear.

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  17. London bar rips off Nandini Khaund's pig's blood cocktailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    It's been more than six months since Nandini Khaund, one of the founders of the app Craft Cocktail and blog craftcocktailrules.com , made a cocktail with pig's blood for the Reader 's Cocktail Challenge . After the Huffington Post picked up the story, it went viral-and now pig's blood has showed up in a cocktail at a London bar, as the tabloid the London Evening Standard reports .

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  18. Will Chicago reelect a mayor who's nearly as unpopular as the Green Bay Packers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    We know that Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't very popular-but is it possible that Chicagoans prefer sitting in traffic to this guy? I got a tip the other day from a secret source-call him Rocky-in Alderman Bob Fioretti's mayoral campaign. He said they'd just commissioned a poll of Chicago voters and, as hard as this is to believe, Mayor Emanuel was almost as unpopular as the Green Bay Packers! I must admit I was a little surprised by these results.

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  19. School's not quite out for Al JacksonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    Fri 10/10-Sat 10/11, 8 and 10 PM Comedy Bar 157 W. Ontario 773-387-8412 comedybarchicago.com $20 It's debatable whether Al Jackson left his profession as a middle school teacher in Miami to pursue a dream in stand-up comedy, or left because he had too much material from being a middle-school teacher in Miami not to pursue stand-up comedy. Either way, the smart comic is more than obliged to incorporate life lessons he learned during his time at the head of the class.

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  20. '(Until Then) I'll Suffer,' classic late-60s soul from Barbara LynnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    Since belatedly discovering Here Is Barbara Lynn , the sole Atlantic album by the titular Texas soul singer, half-a-dozen years ago, I've often wondered why she never became a major star . She was not only a remarkable vocalist with a plush, throaty, and powerful instrument, but one hell of a songwriter and a terrific guitarist .

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