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Funding Cut for Tourism, Violence Prevention

The state budget stalemate has meant cuts all over -- and the latest belt-tightening comes at Choose Chicago, which is laying off staffers. CeaseFire has also seen its state funding frozen, and so it's shutting down even as its services are more and more needed.

Dedication to the Team

You're not a Cubs fan until you have a portrait of Jake Arrieta shaved into your hair.

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Opening the Vault

This weekend, archives of various sorts are throwing open the doors as part of Chicago Open Archives. [via]

Let's Go Microbes

The Chicago Microbes was the nickname of a playoff contending Cubs baseball team in 1903. Time Out looked into where the moniker came from.

The Road to Cleveland

Cheap Trick, Chicago and Chaka Khan are on the short list of nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Billboard talked with Cheap Trick and Chicago about the nod.

Paper Box for Sale

The Tribune is exploring selling its namesake tower. Interested? Take a look at the amenities.

The Gould Standard

Robbie Gould is the Bears' special teams captain, and WGN's Jarrett Payton and Shaun Davis recently debated whether a kicker should ever be a captain. Jack Silverstein makes a pretty good case that Gould should be.

Any Opinion you Want, Just Pick the Right Statistics

Just days after the Washington Post ran a data analysis showing the Chicago's murder rate isn't as bad as it seems (though still bad), the Daily Beast slices and dices the numbers to compare the per-capita murder rates of single neighborhoods to those of entire countries atop the world homicide rate list.

The Bright One Dims

In The Awl, Sam Stecklow writes about the slow self-destruction of the Sun-Times, aided by its Aggrego-run "Network."

Long Reads on Rizzo

Grantland makes the case for Anthony Rizzo for league MVP, while former Cub Adrian Cárdenas writes in the New Yorker about watching his friend Rizzo lead his team to the playoffs. [via]

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“When the phone rings at Halas Hall, everyone is now available.”

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Under the Hood

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Red Popcorn

by Robyn Nisi

Book Club


by John Wawrzaszek


Pan, Freeheld, He Named Me Malala, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, Brand: A Second Coming, Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery, Knock Knock, Yakuza Apocalypse & Deathgasm

by Steve Prokopy


Steppenwolf's East of Eden Misses the Forest for the Trees

by Adam Morgan


Review: Lynn Peters "Spontaneity Made Concrete" @ Lillstreet Art Center

by S. Nicole Lane


Glass Animals Turns The Riviera Into A Jungle

by Zach Blumenfeld


Zombie Seinfeld: The Walking Dead version of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer & George

by Jen Kraakevik


Black Button Eyes Productions' Goblin Market Shows Talent, Left Thinking about Closure

by Jen Kraakevik


Big Fans and Big Sound for Mew

by James Ziegenfus


Audiobakery's In Full Bloom

by Zach Blumenfeld

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



10:00 AAndersonville Arts Weekend

11:00 ANorthern Grade @ 1st Ward

11:00 AChicago Arts District Open House

11:00 ATeen Workshop: Experimental Photography @ The Art Institute

11:00 ATeen Workshop: Experimental Photography @ The Art Institute

12:00 PHandmade Market @ Empty Bottle

1:00 PBacon & Beer Classic

3:00 PThe Paper Machete @ Green Mill

4:00 PBank of America Marathon Pasta Dinner @ The Plaza

6:00 PMucca Pazza @ Metro

6:00 P"Heavy Cream" Opening @ Rational Park

7:30 P50 States of Gay @ Under the Gun Theater


7:20 AChicago Marathon

10:00 AAndersonville Arts Weekend

11:00 ANorthern Grade @ 1st Ward

12:00 PFall Adventure Day @ Northerly Island

6:00 PTaste of the Nation @ Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

8:00 PThat's All She Wrote 3 Year Anniversary Show @ Great Lakes Tattoo


7:00 PMovie Monday @ The Drake

8:00 PDIIV @ Thalia Hall


7:00 PCurbside Splendor Publishing @ Poetry Foundation

7:00 PIllusion Travels by Streetcar @ Northeastern Illinois

7:30 PSappho's Salon @ Women & Children First

7:30 PThis Much Is True @ Mrs. Murphy's & Sons


6:00 PWBEZ Chef Battle @ Kendall College

7:30 PCléo from 5 to 7 @ Music Box

8:00 PThe First Time: First Sign @ Martyrs


7:00 PKickstarter Film Festival @ Music Box

7:30 PEileen Pollack @ Women & Children First


7:00 PQuay Brothers films, doc @ Music Box

8:00 PLily & Madeleine/Shannon Hayden @ SPACE

10:30 PA Celebration of Stephen King @ Music Box

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