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GB Gift Guide: the Etsy Option

There are tons of Chicago-themed items on Etsy, made from local crafters. And the Etsy Local map shows events and shops where you can buy Etsy vendors' stuff in person.

The Road to Profitability

How many fares does a CTA bus need to pick up on each run in order to break even? Curious City does the math.

The D in ORD Stands for Delay

Nate Silver crunches the numbers on delays at the 30 largest airports in the country, and finds that O'Hare's delay record is probably dragging down its Yelp rating.

Further Thoughts on the Laquan McDonald Case

From Britt Julious, Mary Mitchell, Amara Enyia, Brandon Smith, John Kass, Neil Steinberg, Eric Zorn, Steve Bogira, Tio Hardiman, Shaun King, Greg Hinz, Mark Konkol, Phil Huckelberry, Dan Mihalopoulos, Steve Rhodes, the Sun-Times and Tribune editorial boards, and students at North Lawndale College Prep.

Free the Malcolm London

Among the protesters arrested last night was Malcolm London, a poet and activist who witnesses say was falsely accused of hitting a cop. Black aldermen are calling for his release, and the Chicago Community Bond Fund is accepting donations to help cover bail for London and the others who were arrested. UPDATE: Charges have been dropped against London. No word yet regarding the others arrested.

Art for Whose Sake?

The MCA invited local Mexican-American artists to collaborate with artists from Mexico for an upcoming exhibit. In the eyes of artist Ricardo Gamboa, the museum's approach misses the mark.

Another Video

Aldertrack broke news of another police shooting video being considered for release in the courts. Mike Fourcher talked with Fox News about it this morning.

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40 is the New 40

Crain's announced its 2015 40 Under 40 list, and it may be their most diverse group yet.

United States of X: Thanksgiving Edition

FiveThirtyEight examined what America eats on Thanksgiving, aside from turkey. We're a roll and/or biscuit state.

Digesting the Laquan McDonald Video

Protesters marched through the Loop and outside of the 17th District headquarters last night, while the Chicago Reporter explained how the police attempted to cover up Laquan McDonald's murder, and Daily Beast talked with detective Lorenzo Davis about three other murders allegedly covered up by the CPD and the Independent Police Review Authority.

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“I also thought the extreme conditions of a Chicago winter would add atmosphere and menace to the book.”

read more in Book Club

Under the Hood

Book Club


by John Wawrzaszek


Iranian Photographers Show Contemporary View of Iran at Bridgeport Art Center

by A/C


The Good Dinosaur, Creed, Victor Frankenstein, Legend, A Ballerina's Tale, The Wonders, In Jackson Heights, Tab Hunter Confidential & The Creeping Garden

by Steve Prokopy


Alvarez Needs to Go, and She's Not Alone

by Phil Huckelberry


Interview with Michelle Mitchenor in her Breakout Role as Indigo in the Controversial New Film Chi-Raq

by Kim Campbell

Drive Thru

Last Minute Thanksgiving Help

by Jeremy Owens


With Just A Piano And Her Voice, Frances Held Up Her Own For James Bay

by Zach Blumenfeld


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, The Night Before, Secret in Their Eyes, The Hallow, In the Basement & A Poem Is a Naked Person

by Steve Prokopy

Book Club


by John Wawrzaszek

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Noodle Kugel

by Robyn Nisi

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



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