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An Epic, Tragic Win: All Our Tragic


Benjamin Cannon & Mike Ewing


Another Celebration for JRW

Following the well-deserved fanfare for Jackie Robinson West's win at the Little League National Championships, one player and his family will be receiving free housing for one year courtesy of a funeral home after it was revealed that they are homeless.

The Real ALS Challenge

Researchers at Northwestern say they have discovered a common cause behind different types of ALS, taking a big step towards finding a cure for the disease.

Timelapse for the People

With Instagram's release of Hyperlapse, be prepared for even more timelapse views of the city to flood your social media feeds.

Feeding the First Family

The New York Times profiles Hyde Park native and U of C grad Sam Kass, personal chef to the Obamas.

Water Wars

The City is filing for a restraining order against the scandal-plagued suburb of Harvey to keep it from collecting water fees because the town owes the city over $20 million.

Drinking to Help

Anthony's Own, founded by a retired Chicago fireman, employs physically and developmentally disabled adults to produce and package its line of liqueurs. You can find them at Binny's.

Learn from Lessig

Net neutrality and intellectual property activist Lawrence Lessig is lecturing at U of C this fall, on institutional corruption.

3D Emergency

The Museum of Holography closed for good in 2009, but the collection and much of its equipment remained in the building. The building has been sold, though, and the museum's holdings is at risk of being sold off as the current tenant prepares to move out. MakeItFor.Us is trying to save it.

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Counting the Absense

Steven Vance analyzed demolition data and found that tear-downs are on the rise again. See also David Schalliol's To Be Demolished project. (Thanks, AJ!)

Why the Bears Suck

Deadspin's annual trolling of Bears fans does a pretty good job of it.

« See Page 2 for more entries.


“That mainstream sports coverage focuses on soccer as often as does a camel water goes to show that mine is but a constructed reality.”

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Under the Hood


The Dutchess and The Duke Return to the Empty Bottle

by Julian Ramirez


North Coast: Day One

by Justin Freeman

Drive Thru

Vice District Brewing Opens in the South Loop

by Andrew Huff


The November Man, Frank, As Above/So Below, Love Is Strange, Life of Crime, Bound By Flesh, To Be Takei & Me and You

by Steve Prokopy

Book Club


by Miden Wood

Book Club

Lillie West, Brain Frame Intern, Remembers

by Alex Thompson

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Lettuce

by Robyn Nisi


Projecting the Final Bears Roster

by Chad Ruter

Book Club

Live Lit Lights Up Tuesday

by Andrew Huff


Roster Battles Remain for Bears in Preseason Finale

by Chad Ruter

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



10:00 AAfrican Festival of the Arts

10:00 ARandolph Street Market

11:00 AAll Our Tragic @ The Den Theatre

11:30 AChicago Jazz Festival

12:00 PRemix Chicago @ Logan Square

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

12:00 PNorth Coast Music Festival

2:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

4:00 PHeritage BBQ @ Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

6:00 PRecombinant Stare Opening @ Spudnik Press

7:00 PKermit Ruffins @ FitzGerald's

8:00 PThe Cooke Book @ Lincoln Hall

8:00 PJ. Davis Trio @ Metro


10:00 AAfrican Festival of the Arts

10:00 ARandolph Street Market

11:30 AChicago Jazz Festival

12:00 PRemix Chicago @ Logan Square

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

1:00 PNorth Coast Music Festival

1:00 PWhat's Happening? Block Party @ Longman & Eagle

2:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

5:00 POddball Comedy Festival


10:00 AAfrican Festival of the Arts

12:00 PTaste of Polonia

3:00 PChicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever @ Allstate Arena

3:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

7:00 PThe Unauthorized "Saved by the Bell" Story @ East Room

8:00 PImpress These Apes @ ComedySportz


5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

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

7:00 PTuesday Funk @ Hopleaf

9:00 PTwo Cookie Minimum @ Hungry Brain


4:04 PArcade Brewery Launch @ Logan Arcade

5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

8:00 PChicago Red Hots Benefit @ FitzGerald's

9:00 PCreepoid, My Dad, & Shahman @ Township


5:00 PNoir City Film Festival @ Music Box

6:30 PStrictly Ballroom @ Millennium Park

7:00 PChicago Fringe Festival in Jefferson Park

9:00 POwen Pallett & Foxes in Fiction @ Metro


3:47 PFirst Friday @ Flat Iron Building

3:53 PZoovie: Best in Show @ Lincoln Park Zoo

5:00 PThe Hideout Block Party & Onion AV Fest

5:00 PLuiz Gonz╬Člez Palma Reception & Exhibit @ Schneider Gallery

6:00 PLife Itself @ Film Center

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