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  1. a Gabf silver medalist for your fridge: Half Acre's Heyoka IpaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Chicago Reader

    On Saturday, October 4, at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, a panel of 222 judges from ten countries bestowed 268 medals on a record-breaking field of roughly 5,700 entries from more than 1,300 breweries. Chicago institution Half Acre took home its first GABF hardware, winning silver with its Heyoka IPA-and Heyoka's category, "American-Style India Pale Ale," was by far the most hotly contested at the fest, with 279 entries.

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  2. See what the sushi chefs are slicing up at MomotaroRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Chicago Reader

    Jeff Ramsey, the head sushi chef at Momotaro , which opens tonight, waxed poetic about the fish from Japanese waters for a small audience of food journalists. "The waters of Japan are especially nutrient rich," he said.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. On the amazing effect of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. '(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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  15. Best shows to see: Don Giovanni, Suffocation, Steve GunnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    It's another busy week around town for live music, and there's a ton of stuff to see from all different corners of the musical world. Tonight, solo prog drummer Terry Bozzio will be shredding his bazillion-piece drum kit at Martyrs', while experimental-pop duo Buke & Gase play at Empty Bottle.

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  16. Reader's Agenda Mon 10/6: 'Between the Buildings,'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Chicago Reader

    Today the Field Museum hosts "Between the Buildings: Butterflies, Bees, and Urban Pollinator Conservation," a different kind of talk about the birds and the bees. Geologists and conservationists Victoria A. Wojcik, Emily Minor, and Ralph Grundel discuss pollination challenges.

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  17. Weekly Top Five: The best of David FincherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | Chicago Reader

    This week, the first major movie of the fall, David Fincher's Gone Girl , hit multiplexes to more or less widespread acclaim. The release of a new Fincher film feels like a major event at this point, so endeared is he to moviegoers of mainstream and more refined tastes alike.

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  18. Reader's Agenda Sun 10/5: Taste Talk's All-Star Cookout,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | Chicago Reader

    Devouring barbecue is the best way to prep for hibernating all winter, we hear. For $40, you can dine at a dozen grilling stations at Taste Talk's All-Star Cookout in Palmer Square.

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  19. This week's Chicagoan: Clinton Shepherd, Navy Pier park operations managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    "I'm now basically known as 'the Ferris-wheel guy.' Sometimes people want me to take a picture with 'em or sign a piece of paper.

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  20. In Rotation: Soundrotation's Duane Powell is smitten with Otis Brown III's The Thought of YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2013 | Chicago Reader

    ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake, "Tuesday" I've been listening to Drake's remix of the breakout hit from oddball Atlanta singer-rapper ILoveMakonnen since it came out in August, and I haven't gotten sick of it yet. It still slays me when Drake breaks out a fragile, suave falsetto and sings: "Always workin' OT overtime and outta town."

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