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  1. Psych-rock group Santah makes complicated songwriting run smoothly on new song 'Sunkeeper'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Chicago Reader

    Santah's new, currently untitled second LP is now available for preorder , but not in the way you'd expect. You can put down ten bucks toward a digital download if you like, or you can shell out $25 for the vinyl edition.

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  2. Nonna's Italian Dip Lampredotto is one gutsy sandwichRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Chicago Reader

    When I first visited Florence as a young whelp I was too much of a wuss to try the city's signature panini di lampredotto , a tripe sandwich sold from street stalls all over the city. Historically a workingman's sandwich, it was a cheap, high-protein way to fill up on the way to the olive orchards.

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  3. A Logan Square couple bask in the neon glow of their 1980s-inspired padRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Chicago Reader

    Decorating a home in the manner of the 1980s is a bold move. The retro decor can all too easily look dated or cartoonish; honing in on a sensible, harmonious look from the period is key.

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  4. Chicago's next food trend: Mission ChineseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Chicago Reader

    I was talking to John Manion, chef-owner of La Sirena Clandestina , for this post about the restaurant's empanadas , and we were discussing what the next hot trend in dining would be, after such past hits as ramen , doughnuts, and pork belly. And he said simply, "Everybody's working on their Mission Chinese."

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  5. Listen to a new recording of Harry Partch musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Chicago Reader

    One of the reasons the brilliant music of American composer Harry Partch isn't more widely known and performed has to do with the fact that he had to custom-build an orchestra of instruments to play the sounds of his 43-tone scale. Those instruments, such as diamond marimba or cloud chamber bowls, were fragile and imperfect to begin with, and for many years they were stored at Montclair State College in New Jersey-they recently moved to a new home in Seattle at the University of Washington.

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  6. Found Kitchen chef Nicole Pederson experiments with a rare, pricey syrupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Chicago Reader

    Birch syrup is just what it sounds like: a syrup made from the sap of birch trees, in the same way that maple syrup is made from maple sap, through a process of boiling and evaporation. But it takes twice as much birch sap as maple sap to make a gallon of syrup, and the season is half as long, making the finished product not only rare, but very expensive-often $25 or more for eight ounces.

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  7. Making a fashionable friend out of tough weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | Chicago Reader

    Teak's versatile black, cocoonish coat works with any occasion and all kinds of fall or winter temps; it's all about adding accessories and/or layers under its ample cut. For a casual weekend stroll she picked a pair of round mirrored sunnies to give it an edge.

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  8. Using Jim Hendrix to beat Mayor Rahm's fund-raising machineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    Like back in 2011 when I went around town making bets that my beloved Bulls would defeat Miami-the Darth Vader of the NBA-in the playoffs. And so it was at this month's First Tuesdays show at the Hideout when I predicted that Mayor Rahm-the Darth Vader of Chicago politics -would be forced into a runoff come February 24th.

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  9. The Synth-Chili Cook-Off celebrates five years at the Empty BottleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    The Synthesizer Chili Cook-Off started as a lark in 2011 but has grown into a reliably fun annual event. There's something satisfying and lighthearted about having four musicians cook up some chili and then perform original "sonic interpretations" of their culinary creations.

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  10. Forbidden Root launches its chocolate series with the imperial stout Heavy PetalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    I wrote about Chicago botanical brewers Forbidden Root in August 2013 , when they made what I'm pretty sure was just their second festival appearance at the Oak Park Micro Brew & Food Review. About four months ago the brewery finally hit retail shelves, shipping 12-ounce four-packs of Sublime Ginger and Shady Character, and a little more than a month later Forbidden Root's namesake beer joined them.

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  11. This year's Pitchfork Music Festival lineup has arrivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    Or most of it at least . At first glance, one of the best aspects of this year's lineup is the heavy local influence.

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  12. RIP David Carr, New York Times media columnist and former City Paper editorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    Earlier in his career, David Carr, the New York Times media columnist who died suddenly Thursday, was editor of Washington's City Paper , an alt-weekly owned by the Reader . At the time, CNN's Jake Tapper was a writer there.

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  13. Noise-rockers Rectal Hygienics release their twisted Permanent Records debut tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    Sludgey noise-rock locals Rectal Hygienics welcome their brand-new Permanent Records release tomorrow night with two in-town shows, the first of which is an all-ages, free in-store at Permanent . The new record, Ultimate Purity , showcases the band's twisted, heavy-handed Brainbombs worship, and today's 12 O'Clock Track is the first public glimpse at the damaged LP, "Grandeur."

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  14. The fire's back at Bascule Wine BarRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2011 | Chicago Reader

    One evening at Bascule Wine Bar, after happily working our way to the bottom of a dish piled with cheesy polenta and braised wild boar, my tablemates and I discovered a Twinkie-size cheesecloth-wrapped lump that had been camouflaged among the shredded meat. Though it appeared to be some variety of medical waste, we quickly realized it was the spice sachet employed in the braise.

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  15. Locally made she-devil salsa will androgynize your huevosRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Chicago Reader

    Salsa macha is an oil-based salsa-more like a chili paste-that originated in Veracruz. I'm not sure we'll ever know why someone decided to name this excellent condiment with the feminine form of macho , but local tamale and masa tycoons La Guadalupana avoided gender confusion by calling their commercial La Lupita brand the less ambiguous "Salsa Diabla," or "she-devil sauce."

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  16. Taste of Trinidad doubles the city's options for 'doubles'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    My friends over at LTHForum beat me to the punch about Taste of Trinidad, a new spot in Rogers Park that brings the number of places in the city where you can access the food of Trinidad and Tobago up to precisely two. That the menus are almost identical might have something to do with the fact that Grand Boulevard's excellent Cafe Trinidad is owned by the brother of ToT's proprietor, according to Taco Scholar Titus Ruscitti .

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  17. How to look good during a blizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Winter is a great time to put something interesting on your head, and this cutie did just that with her furry earmuffs. In her neutral tones, she made a perfect pair with this month's blizzard, but she still managed to create a look that's notable with her accessories.

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  18. Illuminated Brew Works takes its secret society abovegroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    The palatial headquarters of Illuminated Brew Works. I could tell you what those video games are doing there, but then I'd have to kill you.

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  19. Jewish comfort food is hiding in plain sight at Frances' DeliRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    The state of deli food in Chicago-or, rather, the lack of deli food in Chicago-is a common topic of conversation among food enthusiasts. As recently as the 1960s and 1970s there were healthy deli scenes in Rogers Park and other parts of town, but when it comes to vintage places still going today-the local equivalents of Katz's in New York or Schwartz's in Montreal-the conversation tends to start and stop with Manny's in the South Loop, in the area once known as "Jew Town," which dates to circa 1949.

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  20. Listen to the delicate soul of Malian griot Kassé Mady DiabatéRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Chicago Reader

    Since the early 70s KassA Mady DiabatA has been one of Mali's greatest griots, a hereditary caste of musicians whose purpose has been to share stories, sing praises, record history, and recite poetry, among other oral traditions. Until the last few decades it was viewed as improper for someone not born into a griot caste to sing, although that restriction has long dissolved-but DiabatA is the real deal.

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