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  1. The Time Traveler's Wife vs. Working: Greatest Chicago Book Tournament, round twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Chicago Reader

    This winter, the Reader has set a humble goal for itself: to determine the Greatest Chicago Book Ever Written . We chose 16 books that reflected the wide range of books that have come out of Chicago and the wide range of people who live here and assembled them into an NCAA-style bracket. 2 comments

  2. Too antisocial for book club? The Chicago Public Library introduces a virtual book clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Chicago Reader

    Reading is, by nature, an antisocial experience. If a book is really good you want to be able to immerse yourself in it completely.

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  3. Chicago firefighters give Mayor Rahm $25,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Chicago Reader

    I mean, how can I not love these folks? They're the ones who run into burning buildings while everyone else is running out. That said, I got to tell you, firefighters: in my humble opinion, you're making a monumental miscalculation in this mayoral race. 5 comments

  4. A liverwurst snack worthy of a Super Bowl party? Rootstock chef Mike Simmons has the recipeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 1 | Chicago Reader

    Braunschweiger, a type of liverwurst that's usually smoked, has some ardent fans. Stephen Colbert likes it so much that when Martha Stewart appeared on The Colbert Report in 2010, he not only prepared her a snack with the pork sausage, but also licked some off her blouse after she dropped it.

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  5. The dream of the 90s is alive in PilsenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 31 | Chicago Reader

    I spotted Paula Nacif and Christine Janokowicz during an evening of audiovisual performances filled with SAIC students and low-tech/high-concept works at the new Pilsen art gallery 1-800-SPACE , founded by Paula and her roommate Maggie Harrington. The 90s definitely appeal to this generation of artists-someone even used Comic Sans during their presentation-and you could see it in their outfits.

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  6. How an old-school Pilsen carnitas joint plans to move into the next generationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    If you order carnitas at a chain burrito place, you will likely get roasted, shredded pork shoulder. For Marcos Carbajal, that's like using "barbecue" to mean only one kind of meat.

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  7. How local psych-pop band Ghastly Menace grew from a duo to a six-pieceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    Ghastly Menace has tripled. Four years ago, the band was just Andy Schroeder and Chris Geick, two former posthardcore musicians that got together to play pop.

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  8. UIC students take a class in KickstarterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    Like many aspiring product designers looking for creative support and capital from the Kickstarter community, Jonathan Owens turned his bio into his sales pitch. The video he posted on the crowd-funding site to convince backers to buy his Cave Picnic Tray , a stylish walnut carrying case for serious cheese fans, references the summers he spent working at farmers' markets for Wisconsin's Brunkow Cheese.

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  9. An early recording of Europe's mighty improvising group the Schlippenbach Trio emergesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    I don't think there's a European free-jazz unit that's remained intact as long as the Schlippenbach Trio , the mighty juggernaut featuring German pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach , drummer Paul Lovens , and British saxophonist Evan Parker . I'm even more certain that no improvising group has remained so artistically potent for so long, balancing rugged individuality with collective endeavor like no one before.

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  10. Takos Koreanos redeems poutineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    I've gone on record many times with the unpopular assertion that most poutine is unfit for hyena chow. That said I'm not above appreciating exceptions.

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  11. Hawaiian rare-groove label Aloha Got Soul throws a launch party Saturday at Punch HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    Because I've worked in music media for more than a decade, I've seen so many reissue labels it'd make your ass hurt-and few types of music seem to inspire reissues like soul and funk. What I haven't seen, though, is a reissue label devoted exclusively to soul and funk from Hawaii.

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  12. Brand-new Ohio-meets-Texas supergroup Blaxxx unleashes bluesy punk...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    A brand-new garage-punk supergroup has emerged, and this Ohio-meets-Texas collaboration is truly a force to be reckoned with. The new band is called Blaxxx, and it features Cleveland's Lamont "Bim" Thomas -a member of about 100 killer bands, including Obnox , This Moment in Black History, and the Bassholes-on drums and lead vocals, with Orville Neely and Tom Triplett of the Austin-based OBN IIIs on bass and guitar, respectively.

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  13. Temperance Beer Company goes big with its first bottlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Chicago Reader

    Might Meets Right imperial stout aged in High West manhattan barrels, one of the two beers in Temperance's first bottle release I got to Evanston's Temperance Beer Company a bit late-I didn't manage a column till last May, when their kegs had been turning up in Chicago bars for seven or eight months and they'd just debuted on retail shelves with Gatecrasher English IPA . This is just to say I'm keen not to miss any more milestones from Temperance.

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  14. Speedboats and neon: Michael Mann's five best filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Somewhat hidden among the slate of lackluster January studio releases is Blackhat , the latest film by the mighty Michael Mann, America's finest purveyor of machismo ennui, neon expressionism, ebullient firefights, and dynamic shots of zooming speedboats. I wouldn't necessarily count myself among the cult of Mann-next to Paul W.S. Anderson, he's probably the most revered and obsessed-over filmmaker among auteur fetishists-but I'm far from a skeptic.

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  15. Chicago trash man fears 'monsters of the garbage'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    "Chicagoans" is a first-person account from off the beaten track, as told to Anne Ford. This week's Chicagoan is Jaime Queroz, commercial garbage man.

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  16. Two baseball jackets are better than oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    What's better than one baseball jacket? Stephanie got it: two! She wore them one on top of the other, adding extra warmth and charm to her layered sporty ensemble. She went for the always winning mix of tomboyish and girlie, polishing her look with a perfectly made-up face .

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  17. Take a 'Walk ov Shame' to the Local Option for the Catalina Wine MixerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    If you look carefully over to the right, you can see the line where I gave up dusting this table. I haven't written about a Local Option beer in more than a year, but not because they haven't rolled out anything new.

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  18. The dramatic tale of Metric Coffee's coffee roasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Yesterday I ran an interview with Darko Arandjelovic and Xavier Alexander of Metric Coffee in Chicago, which just won a Good Food Award, given in San Francisco to artisanal food businesses of note. On and off I spoke with them for well over an hour, and a half hour of that was devoted to Arandjelovic telling me all the twists and turns of procuring and restoring a 1960s German-made, cast-iron roaster.

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  19. Chicago's best jazz organist Chris Foreman finally releases his debut albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    It's hardly a secret that Chris Foreman has long been Chicago's best jazz organist. But the 57-year-old Hammond B3 master, blind since birth, has only now released his first recording under his own name.

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  20. Children's musician Laura Doherty on her amp in an Altoids tinRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Sly Stone, High on You Beginning with the vibrant patchwork jeans that the shirtless, levitating Sly wears on the cover, this jam of a solo album - missing any call-out to the Family Stone - is yet another lesson in tweaked-out funk from one of its pioneers. Sly's silky vocals groove along in a strut that oozes absolute cool, but it's all about the bass, man: the walking slap bass of the title track, the distorted bass twang of "Who Do You Love?," the blown-out bass fuzz of "So Good to Me."

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