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  1. Will the next schools chief please stand up-to Rahm?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    As the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, Barbara Byrd-Bennett didn't keep much distance from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. For the last several days I've been trying to think of something nice to say about Barbara Byrd-Bennett's three-year tenure as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.

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  2. Before there was Hoop Dreams, there was McDonald's: Strange and BeautifulRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    On Friday at 7 PM Gordon Quinn and Judy Hoffman-cofounder and longtime associate, respectively, of Chicago's venerated documentary production house Kartemquin Films-will be at the Logan Center for the Arts to introduce a free program of industrial films they worked on in the 1980s and early '90s. Each of the four selections show signs of what might be called the Kartemquin house style, advancing a societal perspective and plainspoken respect for working people.

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  3. Sam Prekop of the Sea and Cake on a reissued minimalist classicRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    This four-CD set of the work of Ghanaian highlife pioneer E.T. Mensah compiles 69 tracks from the 50s and 60s with liner notes by producer and scholar John Collins. The seductively slinking grooves bear traces of swing, calypso, and Latin rhythms as well as local dance styles - a hybrid that not only had a profound impact on Fela Kuti but also provided a model for the integration of sounds from the African diaspora into the music of their homeland.

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  4. Conan, what is best in life? Chinatown's Little Lamb Hot PotRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Amid Chinatown's recent restaurant boom, hot-pot joints in particular have proliferated. The city's army of young Chinese students and professionals can't seem to get enough of this communal feed.

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  5. Did you read about Fuller House, the Lilly Pulitzer fiasco, and Dante Servin?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    That a Cook County judge yesterday ended the trial of Dante Servin, the Chicago police detective who fatally shot Rekia Boyd in 2012, by dismissing all charges ? - Steve Bogira About T.H. Tsien, who has died at 105 , a U. of C. professor of East Asian languages who risked execution by smuggling 30,000 rare books from the Chinese national library to safety in the U.S.? - Kate Schmidt That Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer have been found guilty of murdering Mack's mother , an Oak Park "socialite" whose body was found stuffed into a suitcase in Bali last summer? - Tony Adler This takedown of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target line that inspired epic lines and near riots when it was released on Sunday? - Aimee Levitt That Rob Kuznia, the 2015 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, actually left journalism a year ago because he couldn't afford his rent ? - Drew Hunt About the guy who ... (more)

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  6. Remembering a time when Todd Rundgren wrote incredible pop-rock songsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    I've always thought of Todd Rundgren as an alternate-universe Brian Eno . Both Rundgren and Eno are brilliant and unusual musicians who are equally, if not more, famous for their production work and use of the recording studio as they are for their own music; both wore outlandish, colorful costumes that stood out even during the glam-rock era; and both embraced digital technology even while showing a great appreciation for classical music and doo-wop.

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  7. Soccer star Becky Sauerbrunn and the ascent of womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Elizabeth Nusslein Heibel gave birth to 13 children and died in 1898 at the age of 46. Her husband, Peter Heibel, had come to America from Germany with an eighth-grade education when he was 22; he'd wrangled cattle in Texas, run a tavern on the Saint Louis levee, and founded a prospering box company in the same city. The loss of his wife posed a practical problem for Peter and his ten surviving children: someone had to run the household, and the children had no interest in a stepmother.

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  8. A pair of amateur eaters take on BaconfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    "You know you're in the first world when you're at Baconfest," said the man at the Kanela Breakfast Club table, just before handing us plates of bacon-infused loukoumades, Greek doughnuts covered in maple syrup sitting in some sort of thick bacon paste. He gave us forks, too, but said we shouldn't use them.

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  9. Andersonville's Summerdale serves comfort food for the neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    The seemingly doomed space that was recently home to Marigold and then Bull Horns Taco Bar may have finally found its sweet spot. Well-executed Indian food didn't take off there; neither did weird faux Mexican food .

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  10. Spandau Ballet tour the States-and release new...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Martin Kemp, bassist for the New Romantic torchbearers, talks to Jes Skolnik of Chicago postpunks Split Feet and arts nonprofit Pure Joy. In the late 70s and early 80s, British five-piece Spandau Ballet helped drive the short-lived but influential New Romantic movement, which was strongly identified with London nightclub the Blitz.

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  11. Serving on the supreme court of pork at BaconfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Until this weekend, I hadn't attended Baconfest since 2009, when I gave a talk on bacon making . Chicago's annual salute to cured pork belly draws over 100 chefs, thousands of attendees over the course of three days, and raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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  12. Moody Tongue beers finally reach retailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Steeped Emperor's Lemon Saison is one of three Moody Tongue beers to start shipping in four-packs this month. The Reader has been on top of Moody Tongue from day one, though when I say "the Reader " I don't mean Beer and Metal -I mean our food writer Michael Gebert .

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  13. Did you read about offshore drilling, Spotted Cow, and the Bloomingdale Trail?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    That Dr. Patricia Marx may be suffering from circuitous spleen or feline tonsillitis, but, on the plus side, she probably doesn't have Dutch elm disease? - Steve Bogira A reflection by photographer Sally Mann on her art, the ethics of photographing family members, and how her work has been received? - John Dunlevy

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  14. Listen to the great 80s band Game Theory's indelible pop gem '24'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the passing of Scott Miller, one of pop music's most intriguing, talented, and overlooked figures. Known best for fronting Game Theory and Loud Family , the California singer, songwriter, and author was a true obsessive who had the ability to internalize and assimilate the most minute details of pop-rock history-remaking the past, embracing the present, and looking toward the future in hook-crammed songs.

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  15. Jose Garces's Rural Society is more than a cow palaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Something about the cold, steel environs of Streeterville's Loews Chicago Hotel makes the experience of entering its restaurant, Rural Society, a surprise to the senses. You particularly notice the aromas: campfire, leather, tobacco.

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  16. Olivier Assayas opens up about Clouds of Sils Maria and his secrets to directing actorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Today Clouds of Sils Maria begins its first Chicago run at the Landmark Century and the River East 21 . To my taste, it's writer-director Olivier Assayas's most invigorating feature since Demonlover , and like that film, it suggests a continuation of his early work as a film critic, commenting on particular filmmakers and the current state of cinema as a whole.

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

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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  18. Arts expo Lake FX opens with a question: What's the 'lake effect'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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  19. Did you read about WikiLeaks, Jay Z, and Boston Corbett?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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  20. There's a new Slayer songRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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