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Tuesday, October 21

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Plenty of Bars

Chicagoans get the best cell service in the country on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, according to an industry group.

Trib Empire Grows at S-T's Expense

Robert Feder reports that the Tribune is buying the Sun-Times' suburban papers; Wrapports will publish just the Sun-Times and Reader after the deal.

Where's that Satire Label?

The latest fake news junking up your Facebook feed is one claiming a man died in a Waukegan haunted house and wasn't found for nearly two weeks.

Best of the City

NewCity's annual Best of Chicago poll is now open.

Foo Fighters' Next Show is Inside Wrigley

A week after playing the Cubby Bear to celebrate the launch of their HBO documentary series, the Foo Fighters announced they're playing Wrigley Field next summer. Get your tickets Oct. 27.

From Paris to Hell's Kitchen

The Daily Beast's Bill Schulz interviewed Joakim Noah about his life and loves -- and pot.

White City Watercolors

Chicago Magazine shares paintings that captured the people and colors of the 1893 World's Fair.

Streaming Skyscrapers

The Discovery Channel launched a live camera feed from up high on the Wyndham Grand downtown ahead of Nik Wallenda's walk across the skyline.

The Growing City

Get a sense of what the skyline will look like in the future with a map of the 14 high rises under construction put together by Curbed.

Straight Up & Down

Chicago's streets rarely deviate from the grid, a color-coded visualization by Data Pointed shows.

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“Take notes, and don't be afraid to see something to haven't heard of -- that's the point of a film festival, isn't it?”

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Under the Hood

Drive Thru

SmallBar Division to Close

by Andrew Huff


Schubas Swooned For John Mark Nelson and Kara Laudon

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club

Blind's Self-Pitying Narrator is Tough to Love

by Robert Kingett


The Second City & Hubbard Street Dance's Collaboration is a Stunning Success

by Miriam Finder


Owl John Tugged The Bottom Lounge's Heartstrings

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club


by Miden Wood


Fury, Whiplash, The Good Lie, The Best of Me, The Book of Life, St. Vincent, Keep On Keepin' On & 20,000 Days on Earth

by Steve Prokopy


Goodman's Smokefall: Following One Family Across Time

by Nancy Bishop

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Le's Pho

by Robyn Nisi


Should the Bears Consider Some New Starters?

by Chad Ruter

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



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