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  1. Geoff Farina from Karate busts some new moves in the power trio Exit VerseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2010 | Chicago Reader

    Ever since former Karate front man Geoff Farina arrived in Chicago in 2010 , the dude has had a full dance card-right now his regular gigs include acoustic duo the Last Kind Words, weekly Friday sets of steel-string guitar at the Whistler , and a job teaching classes on American roots music at DePaul. Gossip Wolf is particularly excited for his new power trio, Exit Verse, who released their self-titled debut via Ernest Jenning Record Co.

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  2. River North's Paris Club is satisfying-but how long will it last?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Chicago Reader

    There was once a great French restaurant in River North, owned by Lettuce Entertain You and run by Chef Jean Joho. Not great in the Michelin sense, perfection of technique and high-end service-for that you went into the Loop to Joho's Everest .

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  3. Octogenarian cornetist Bobby Bradford is still blowing coolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Chicago Reader

    In recent years the great Michigan independent jazz label Nessa Records has focused most of its energy on reissuing gems from its catalog on CD-whether by free jazz luminaries like Wadada Leo Smith and Hal Russell or old-school swing and bop masters like Eddie Johnson and Ira Sullivan. But it's encouraging in this inhospitable climate for record labels, especially ones devoted to improvised music, that Nessa has just released an all-new recording.

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  4. Wrigleyville diner Rice 'n Bread is putting an American spin on Korean short-rib pattiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    Remember Hamburger King? The Wrigleyville greasy spoon that was Korean owned but more Japanese in spirit? Open since 1959, and just next door to the Nisei Lounge , it was a remnant of the neighborhood's now much reduced Japanese population, and known not just for its 20s-style burger and other American diner classics but for things like teriyaki, bulgogi, the Chinese beef noodle soup yet ca mein , and an odd egg and vegetable scramble with gravy rice known as akutagawa , named for the longtime customer that invented it. . Sometime early last year it switched hands, and got a new name-Rice 'n Bread-and a spiffy makeover, both of which much diminished its battered charm.

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  5. Chicago's voters deserve the BearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    At the risk of sounding cruel and sadistic, I must confess I've been getting a perverse charge watching Bears fans desperately search for words to adequately express their rage over Sunday's 55-14 massacre at Green Bay. So far I've heard fans call the Bears gutless babies, wusses, cowards, wimps, and a whole lot of nasty things I can't print in a family newspaper.

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  6. BBU member MC Epic shows a flair for unordinary raps on his solo debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    Local hip-hop outfit BBU set a personal high with its second mixtape, 2012's bell hooks , so it was sad to see the group call it quits before that year came to a close. Fortunately it was more of a break than a breakup, and last November BBU reunited and started working on more music as a unit.

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  7. The Michelin Guide is still your dadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    So first off: congratulations to the recipients of the two well-deserved new stars on the 2015 Michelin list for Chicago. Grace , which has both food and service that truly live up to the top level of fine dining anywhere in America, has joined Alinea as the only two restaurants in Chicago with three stars.

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  8. 'Reform' ain't right for Chicago, and maybe Derrick Rose isn't eitherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    Eric Zorn is right about the problem, wrong about the solution. In his Wednesday Tribune column he thinks twice about reform , acknowledging that a word he uses all the time is quietly biased in favor of whatever change it alludes to.

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  9. Contemporary dance group Khecari's radical Oubliette imprisons itselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    Through 12/7: Wed-Sun 8 PM Indian Boundary Park 2500 W. Lunt khecari.org $7-$70 The Nature Play Center at Indian Boundary Park is transformed at night: in the half light the three tiny houses, the sand garden and low bridge, the ring of short wooden rails appear ominous, a tableau of totemic objects grown large. Once a small zoo, the play lot feels unsettlingly liable to transform itself without warning - and you with it.

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  10. The first step to toppling a mayor: Getting on the ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    On election night, I sat in a bar with a few of my lefty friends and somberly watched as one Republican after another rolled to victory across the country. In a half-hearted attempt to stave off utter depression, one friend declared, "Well, let's look on the bright side: it can't get worse."

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  11. See New York band Crying put a new spin on chiptune at Bottom LoungeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    On Saturday Bottom Lounge showcases a great array of groups who play fourth-wave emo , pop-punk, and, um, chiptune. Well, Crying is the only band on the bill that plays chiptune-the New York state three-piece cuts their sharp, occasionally prickly video-game synths with robust pop-punk guitars and sullen vocals that fit right in with emo's second and fourth waves.

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  12. Burroughs lays bare the notorious author of Naked LunchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Chicago Reader

    Out of circulation for decades, Howard Brookner's documentary Burroughs is the most intimate and revealing screen portrait of the legendary experimental writer, which is a real distinction given how often his life has been treated in dramas and documentaries . Brookner began the project in 1978 as a 20-minute thesis film at New York University and later expanded it to feature length, following Burroughs to his native Saint Louis and to London .

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  13. Our guide to the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental AnimationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Chicago Reader

    Fri 11/14, 7 PM, and Sat 11/15, 5 PM and 8 PM Nightingale 1084 N. Milwaukee nightingalecinema.org $10 per program According to curators Lili Carr and Alexander Stewart, the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation aspires to "blend an appreciation of classic animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics." That mission statement all but promises a wide range of styles and subjects, and each year the festival has delivered just that - you never know what you're going to see from one short to the next.

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  14. What we learned at the 2014 Chicago Humanities FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    His grandmother would give him a slice of cheese for each chapter he completed, and he's been compensated for his work ever since. It was onstage at Kahn Auditorium that the author of the memoir Little Failure and the novels Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan woefully told the crowd that Random House insists paying him with cold, hard cash.

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  15. Shame That Tune celebrates its golden episodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2010 | Chicago Reader

    Back in 2010 , when Gossip Wolf first covered Shame That Tune - which calls itself "America's Favorite Comedy Musical Game Show" - we never figured it'd reach episode 50! But this oddball onstage entertainment, hosted by Reader contributor Brian Costello and pianist Abraham Levitan , will celebrate that milestone at the Hideout on Fri 11/14. And the years haven't dimmed the Shame That Tune gang's ambition.

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  16. In never-ending wars, the U.S. is on a losing streakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Chicago Reader

    Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, commemorates the end of World War I in 1918. Germany lost, a resolution it was hard for Germans to get their minds around, as the guns that fell silent were all on foreign soil.

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  17. a U. of C. scientist's robotics are helping with that cool comet missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Chicago Reader

    Tomorrow, the European Space Agency will attempt to land on a comet with the hopes of getting insight into the evolution of the solar system. One of the scientists behind the operation is the University of Chicago's Thanasis "Tom" Economou.

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  18. A local cycling apparel maven embraces the weirdnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Chicago Reader

    Attitude is such an important element of style, and Aleia has a great one. Her smile radiates warmth, and so does her furry coat, a $50 dollar Buffalo Exchange find her mom urged her to buy.

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  19. Listen to the Pretenders' rust-belt-disco jam 'My City Was Gone'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Chicago Reader

    A couple months ago I was driving around and listening to the Sirius XM station 1st Wave when a song came on that I hadn't heard before: the Pretenders ' "My City Was Gone." The track had a drum sound straight out of Talking Heads' version of "Take Me to the River" and an equally killer bass line, except that unlike most other rock-gone-disco cuts this one had bluesy guitar licks that never verged on the cutting rhythmic funk that most disco guitars adopt.

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  20. Bears writers get to kick assRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Chicago Reader

    I envy sportswriters. They get to bang away. Let the Bears play a big game and stink-OK, play back-to-back big games and stink-and our sportswriters let 'er rip.

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