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  1. Subtle and sophisticated pianist David Berkman plays the Green MillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Chicago Reader

    Pianist, bandleader, and composer David Berkman has been one the most interesting, gracefully swinging figures on New York's jazz scene for a couple of decades, but his lack of flash and his tight fit within the postbop tradition have made him easy to overlook. There's nothing wild or weird about him-he's just a great musician, which is sometimes not enough when it comes to attracting attention.

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  2. Arts expo Lake FX opens with a question: What's the 'lake effect'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Chicago Reader

    The keynote discussion for Lake FX, the city's free four-day summit and expo for "artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs," drew an audience that looked sparse in the Harris Theater's 1,500-seat auditorium Thursday afternoon. The discussion, slickly facilitated by television commentator Laura Schwartz, featured a panel of genuine Chicago talent: visual artist Hebru Brantley , iO Theater founder Charna Halpern , Cards Against Humanity cocreator Max Temkin , playwright Tanya Saracho , and author Alex Kotlowitz .

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  3. Did you read about WikiLeaks, Jay Z, and Boston Corbett?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Chicago Reader

    About a land dispute in southwest Oregon that's drawing comparisons to l'affaire de Cliven Bundy ? - Drew Hunt About Boston Corbett , the Union soldier, hatter, religious zealot, and self-inflicted castrato who assassinated John Wilkes Booth? - Aimee Levitt

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  4. There's a new Slayer songRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Chicago Reader

    One year ago, heavy metal royalty Slayer released their first new song into the world since 2009's World Painted Blood LP, and this weekend we get one more, when they unleash a picture-disk seven-inch for "When the Stillness Comes" for Record Store Day . This will be the first official single off the long-awaited upcoming record, whose production has been bogged down with dramatic personnel shifts that included the departure of founding drummer Dave Lombardo and the passing of guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

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  5. Kris Bryant era to begin today at WrigleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Chicago Reader

    Twelve days ago, the Cubs opened their 2015 season with a 3-0 loss to the Cardinals at Wrigley. But the north-siders didn't have their real third baseman.

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  6. The Eastland disaster: Not just an accident but 'one of the great ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Chicago Reader

    Passengers wait for help after the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915. More than 800 others didn't make it out alive.

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  7. Outed by his back-street trans girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    Q I consider myself a straight guy - but for the last four years, I've been having an affair with "Connie," a trans girl I met online. It was just casual at first, but over time we developed a deeper personal relationship but kept it hidden.

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  8. Two more writers weigh in on the Greatest Ever Chicago BookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    One of the great things about organizing the Greatest Ever Chicago Book tournament was seeing how excited people got about it. When we started asking writers we knew if they might be interested in being judges, we were overwhelmed by the response.

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  9. The Bridgeport Library all-ages punk series continues with Ono and RunningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    Back in January, local live sound engineer and Anatomy of Habit bassist Kenny Rasmussen hosted a free, all-ages, Saturday-afternoon punk show at Bridgeport's Richard J. Daley Branch Chicago Public Library in an effort to take underground music out of bars and make it available to people who usually can't make it out to late-night gigs. The show was a rousing success, packed with punk-rock dads and their little kids enjoying sets from Radar Eyes, Toupee, and Den.

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  10. Isabel Wilkerson is 'so grateful' for Greatest Chicago Book tourney victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    It came as a great surprise to learn that Isabel Wilkerson, who has received so much acclaim for both her journalism and for The Warmth of Other Suns , her history of the Great Migration-the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, appearances on dozens of best-book lists, and the honor of being the 2013 One Book, One Chicago selection -was not only thrilled to hear that Warmth had won the Reader 's Greatest Ever Chicago Book tournament, but had been following the contest for several weeks. "Against all odds," she wrote on her Facebook page last month , " The Warmth of Other Suns has barreled past classics in American literature to make it to the final round in a tournament to name the Best Chicago Book Ever Written."

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  11. They Might Be Giants relaunch Dial-a-Song and return to the VicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    At the start of 2015, unstoppable nerd-pop geniuses They Might Be Giants relaunched the Dial-a-Song service that had helped them build their devoted audience in the 80s. From 1983 till 2006 fans could call an answering machine whose outgoing message, usually on cassette tape, consisted of an unheard TMBG recording-often a demo or sketch of a song that would later see conventional release, but sometimes a skit or fake jingle.

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  12. James Franco and Jonah Hill exploit each other in True StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    Anyone who's ever reported a news story knows that the line between reporter and subject is harder to perceive the closer you get to it, and at some point you may realize that you've crossed it without even noticing. True Story , an engrossing drama adapted from a nonfiction book by Michael Finkel, recounts Finkel's professional relationship with Christian Longo, an Oregon man charged with murdering his wife and three children.

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  13. Orr vs. Moore in the 49th WardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    My obit for the lakefront liberal was barely out before I got one of those calls for clarification from a man I'll call Michael Gaylord James-as that's his name. No, Mr. James is, among other things, the former proprietor of the Heartland Cafe and president of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward.

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  14. Our guide to the Chicago Latino Film Festival, week twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Chicago Reader

    More than 120 features screen at the 31st edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, which continues this week at multiple venues around the city and suburbs and concludes on Thursday, April 23, with Chus Gutierrez's musical comedy Ciudad Delirio at River East 21. Following are selected films screening in the festival's second week; here are reviews of films screened during week one . - J.R. Jones Aurora After reading in the newspaper about a baby found dead at a local garbage dump, a childless schoolteacher decides she's going to adopt the infant posthumously so she can give it a decent burial.

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  15. What is the Greatest Ever Chicago Book?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    Studs Terkel's Working takes on Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns in the Reader tournament's championship bout. I should say right now that when we started this contest to determine the Greatest Ever Chicago Book, we knew it would be impossible to find one title that would satisfy every Chicagoan in terms of both greatness and Chicago-ness .

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  16. Our guide to the 2015 Chicago Palestine Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Chicago Reader

    The Chicago Palestine Film Festival "is dedicated to exhibiting film and video work that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience, and vision of the artists," writes Barbara Scharres, director of programming for the Gene Siskel Film Center, in her introduction to the festival's 14th edition. No other national film festival requires such a clarification, but that's the world we're living in.

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  17. Record Store Day 2015: Sales, giveaways, in-stores, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Chicago Reader

    It's fitting that Dave Grohl is the spokesperson for Record Store Day this year - both once seemed cool, but overexposure and declining quality have alienated tons of onetime fans. That leaves an RSD crowd skewed toward diehards - people whose susceptibility to limited editions and gimmicky packaging makes them collectors first and supporters of independent record stores second.

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  18. Rushed to Victory Gardens' stage, An Issue of Blood is more effusion than playRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Chicago Reader

    Through 5/3: Tue-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 4 and 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 N. Lincoln 773-871-3000 victorygardens.org $15-$60 "Consider us as a people press'd at our backs with Indians, in our Bowills with our servants." - Virginia governor William Berkeley, 1667 A story goes with the new Victory Garden Theater show.

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  19. Will the new Chicago City Council still be a rubber stamp?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Chicago Reader

    Carlos Ramirez-Rosa says it's clear why he and more than a dozen other newcomers have been elected to the Chicago City Council, and why Mayor Rahm Emanuel had to fight so hard for his own reelection. "What we've seen was a massive shake-up, especially by Chicago standards," says Ramirez-Rosa , who defeated 35th Ward alderman Rey Colon in February.

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  20. Mivos Quartet and Patrick Higgins join forces tonight at Experimental Sound StudioRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Chicago Reader

    Because I've presented a couple of concerts by them in Chicago over the last year , I haven't really had the chance to proclaim my adoration for the remarkable New York string ensemble Mivos Quartet , a fearless, precise, and forward-looking new-music group dedicated to some of the toughest material being written today. But I'm pleased as hell to watch them play, strictly as a listener, tonight when they perform an intimate concert at Experimental Sound Studio , the local premiere of the third string quartet by composer Patrick Higgins.

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