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  1. A conversation with Scott Crawford, writer-director of D.C. hardcore documentary Salad DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Chicago Reader

    The Minor Threat song "Salad Days" critiqued a young punk scene's tendency to wallow in nostalgia for its early years. But the irony is mostly absent in the title of the new American hardcore-punk documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, DC , which frames the 80s as a golden age for D.C. punk.

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  2. Where to start with British filmmaker Mike Leigh? Try these five filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Chicago Reader

    Tomorrow night at the Tivoli in Downers Grove, the After Hours Film Society hosts a screening of Mike Leigh's latest film, Mr. Turner . In many ways, Leigh's unique process is just as famous as his work: He and his actors go to prepare extensively in preproduction, working on characters and scenarios even before a script is written, often utilizing improv techniques to give the story a more spontaneous nature.

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  3. High heels and lipstick keep this Lutheran pastor from being mistaken for the church secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Chicago Reader

    Chicagoans is a first-person account from off the beaten track, as told to Anne Ford. This week's Chicagoan is Katie Hines-Shah, Lutheran pastor.

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  4. Living in the now in a pair of Y-3sRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Chicago Reader

    A retro garment can be very appealing; it references a different time and allows us to travel back and live in an era we miss or can only dream of. But I think sometimes it's a good idea to live in the now, like the charming dude pictured above.

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  5. The food at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art really rocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Chicago Reader

    Every so often we ask you to show us something. This week it's Sylvia Josefek's food-shaped rocks.

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  6. John Kass is not Rahm's secret SantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Chicago Reader

    A year ago I posted a video of Tribune columnist John Kass schmoozing with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was Christmastime.

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  7. A Rocking Horse bartender makes a hopped-up SazeracRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Chicago Reader

    Aaron Pollack of the Rocking Horse has been home brewing for several years, so when Farmhouse Chicago bartender Victoria Snider challenged him to create a cocktail with hops, he already knew how they taste and smell-and it didn't take him long to decide what to do with them. "I wanted to combine my love of the essence of hops-that bitter taste, that very floral, piney, earthy nose-with my favorite classic cocktail, the Sazerac," he says.

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  8. Find your favorite new local rock LP at the Chicago Independent Labels Pop-Up ShopRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Chicago Reader

    On Sunday more than a dozen local record labels will join together at the Empty Bottle for the Chicago Independent Labels Pop-Up Shop . The list of imprints slinging new records and cassettes includes classical-focused Parlour Tapes ; the in-house label belonging to Permanent Records ; and the eclectic FPE Records , which was founded in 2012 by Matt Pakulski .

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  9. Coming soon: Local Foods, the Eataly of eating localRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Chicago Reader

    Chicago food media went gaga when the news broke that David Chang would be doing a pop-up of his New York hipster Chinese chain Momofuku at the Publican after the James Beard Foundation Awards are held here. I'm as happy about it as the next person, but something that will have a considerably greater and longer-lasting impact on our food scene happened on Wednesday and, while it drew a nice crowd of farmers and restaurateurs, I was one of only a few food mediaoids to turn out for it.

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  10. David Cronenberg's five best filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    In this week's paper, J.R. Jones has a long review of Maps to the Stars , the new film by Canadian master David Cronenberg. The director's long, varied career has yielded some of the most exciting and rigorous films in recent memory, from his early body-horror chillers to his recent psychological surveys of the social world.

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  11. In releasing squishy financial plan, Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia looks almost mayoralRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia faced a roomful of reporters and camera crews Friday morning to prove that he's ready to be mayor. Officially it was just another press conference in a seemingly endless stream of them before the April 7 runoff election.

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  12. It's springtime for bohemians in Logan SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    It's almost spring! Time to put some flowers-or floppy hats-on your head! And who better to bring these good vibes than an artist based in California? Ellyn was hosting William here in Logan Square-check out his work at mushroomnecklace.com .

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  13. Artist Doris Salcedo discusses her MCA retrospectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    When in the presence of Doris Salcedo's artwork, it should be understood that though the pieces were created and overseen by Salcedo, the work isn't exclusively hers. The stainless-steel fused chairs of Thou-less or the encased shoes within the gallery walls of Atrabiliarios don't really belong to her-they belong to the countless individuals she's interviewed, as well as the thousands who have suffered from a war-torn country.

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  14. The classic album Self Determination Music is finally back in circulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    As anyone who regularly visits this space knows, I'm a huge fan of the music created by the LA jazz musicians John Carter and Bobby Bradford , whether together or on their own. In the summer of 2013 the great Chicago reissue label International Phonograph put the classic 1969 Flying Dutchman release Flight for Four back into circulation, featuring a beautiful restoration of the original artwork within a lovely cardboard package.

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  15. The Diary of Anne Frank at Writers Theatre is stuck fast in midcentury optimismRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Though it's often staged at high schools, The Diary of Anne Frank -with its heavy Holocaust references, clunky diary passages, and complex character dynamics-is actually a difficult trick to turn. Those producing the 1955 drama can easily get bogged down by the gravitas of the material, forgetting the play's all-too-human inhabitants.

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  16. Mama previews a power-pop banger from their upcoming EPRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    At the end of the month, fresh local label Automatic Recordings will be putting out its fourth release, a double seven-inch EP called Night Shoot from local rowdy rock 'n' roll four-piece Mama. The band's been kicking since 2011, self-releasing tapes of goofy, over-the-top, shreddy cock-rock, but on today's 12 O'Clock Track , Night Shoot 's preview song "25 Forever," these guys have smoothed things out and let their giddy power-pop influences shine.

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  17. There's a Monster by the slice-and a cactus pizza-at Pie-Eyed PizzeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    After mentioning last week the lunchtime pizza buffet at Ricobene's in Bridgeport, which can have a good dozen different types of pizza out at peak times, I got to wondering about other places that went above and beyond the standard pizza-slice paradigm as it existed almost universally in Chicago even half a dozen years ago; the boring choice of cheese, sausage, or pepperoni, all kept in a plexiglass pizza rewarmer till the cheese turned to Naugahyde. Thankfully, our slice scene has gotten better since then, with at least the most important thing-actually reheating the slice in the pizza oven, not keeping it in what was effectively a pizza dehydrator-becoming much more common.

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  18. Local band Pet Symmetry has just the thing for emo-loving dog ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    The ways in which musicians tempt music fans into buying an album can be as interesting and colorful as the music itselft, especially when it comes to the items included in a physical release. Actually, I sometimes find the add-ons more entertaining than the music: I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about purchasing the "Ultra LP" version of Jack White's Lazaretto for the vinyl's bells and whistles , and not the actual songs.

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  19. David Cronenberg invades Hollywood, plus more new reviews and notable screeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    What would you call someone who suffers from delusions of grandeur and can turn violent at a moment's notice? "Psychotic"? No, I'm sorry, the correct answer is "famous." David Cronenberg nails it with his latest nightmare, Maps to the Stars , and our review is here .

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  20. Steppenwolf's showcase for off-Loop theater is expansive-and thus a bit shakyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Through 4/26: times vary, see website Steppenwolf Theatre Company Merle Reskin Garage Theatre 1624 N. Halsted 312-335-1650 steppenwolf.org $20 Steppenwolf Theatre's robust Garage Rep, in which the mighty Lincoln Park institution hands over its handsome 80-seat Garage Theatre - as well as production and publicity teams - to three substantially less-than-mighty local companies for nine weeks, has traditionally been something of a free-for-all. It's never mattered whether the shows had anything to do with one another, hewed to any particular aesthetic, or offended anyone's tastes.

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