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Last Supper

The Reader's Michael Gebert bids farewell to Serious Eats: Chicago, which still exists but is shifting towards more SEO-friendly and non-local recipe and "best of" posts.

Extra-Alarming Shots

Photographer Anthony Souffle captured some pretty dramatic images of firefighters battling a blaze in Little Village.

Cupcakes for a Cause

Today through Sunday, grab a special Lollapalooza cupcake at the State Street Magnolia Bakery location and $1 of each goes to the non-profit Foundations of Music, which provides music education programs to Chicago Public School students.

House Comes Home

While house music has been popular in Europe for years, it's just starting to break through where it all started: right here in Chicago.

Check Your Sense of Humor

United Airlines hopes a "humorous" inflight safety video will attract passengers' attention; I still think this guy did it better.

What the Folk

Folk That poses a musical challenge: Every couple months they pick a song and invite submissions of folk versions of that song. The most popular submission wins a prize.

Knit One, Crawl To

The Chicago Yarn Crawl runs this Saturday through the following Sunday, Aug. 10. Visit any of 28 stores across Chicagoland and get your passport stamped for deals and discounts

Father & Son Killed Days Apart

Samuel Walker Sr., a member of the Vice Lords gang, was shot and killed yesterday morning in Homboldt Park, less than a week after his 13-year-old son, Samuel Walker Jr., was shot and killed.

Out from Behind the Bar

Ald. Rey Colon decided against volunteering as a "celebrity bartender" following his arrest for a DUI last week.

Badge Behavior

CPD did nothing in response to dozens of citizen complaints filed against two cops who were eventually convicted of major crimes.

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11:00 AFiesta Del Sol

11:30 ALollapalooza

5:15 PChicago French Film Festival

6:00 PAmber Ginsburg & Katie Hargrave @ Roman Susan Gallery

6:15 PA Black Harvest Film Festival Opening Night @ Siskel Center

6:30 PThe Interview Show @ Hideout

7:00 PPhysical Festival @ Links Hall

8:30 PNeon Marshmallow @ Burlington

11:00 PKodaline & Split Single @ Schubas


11:00 AFiesta Del Sol

11:00 AEvanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

11:30 ALollapalooza

2:00 PChicago French Film Festival

2:00 POld Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

6:00 PMortified! @ Mayne Stage

7:00 PMatthew Sweet @ Space

7:00 PPhysical Festival @ Links Hall

7:30 PYou're Being Ridiculous @ Mary's Attic

8:30 PNeon Marshmallow @ Burlington

10:00 PWhite Denim @ Empty Bottle


11:00 AFiesta Del Sol

11:00 AEvanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

11:00 AComfort Station Potluck: Autotelic Studios

11:30 ALollapalooza

12:00 PAmerican Graffiti & Car Show @ Portage Theater

1:45 PChicago French Film Festival

2:00 PThe Stylish Sip & Swap Soiree

3:00 PGreat Midwest Uke Fest @ Chief O'Neill's

6:30 PFrom Good Stock Dinner Series w/Hunter Moore @ Land & Sea Dept

8:30 PNeon Marshmallow @ Burlington


5:15 PChicago French Film Festival

6:30 PMaps & Atlases and Wooden Shjips @ Downtown Sound

8:00 PImpress These Apes @ ComedySportz


5:30 PChicago French Film Festival

6:30 PFirst Tuesdays w/Mick & Ben @ Hideout

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf


7:00 PMonty Python Live @ Music Box


7:00 P25th Anniversary Screening of Field of Dreams @ Music Box Theater

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