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Friday, March 27

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Hanks for the Memories

International Tom Hanks Day grew from a movie marathon with friends to an annual charity event attracting hundreds of fans and the endorsement of the star himself.

Investing in Women co-founder Genevieve Thiers is starting an investment fund to support women-run companies that are solving problems facing women.

Bike to Work Every Day

A Wicker Park man bikes 20 miles each way to his job in Glenview through rain, snow, and sleet. What's your excuse?

What's Left Behind

It turns out things don't magically disappear after they're buried in snow.

Do the Best of Dance

The Reader's annual Best of Chicago voting is open. We'd appreciate your vote for best local blog, of course. :)

Wrong Direction

Dunno if you heard, but Zayn Malik left One Direction this week, possibly due to meddling by Modest Management, Malik's manager. As a result, Chicago startup Modest Inc., no relation, got a ton of Twitter hate mail.

Little Dog Lost

When a lost pet is picked up off the street, it's often down to luck for it to find its way back to its owners. Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and activists are trying to change that.

Cracking Us Up

Ads posted in CTA buses put fake plumber's cracks on seated passengers to promote colon cancer awareness.

Sick as a Dog

An outbreak of dog flu is spreading through the city's dog parks and kennels.

Progressive Panic

Claims progressives would "make Chicago another Detroit" are not new, writes Edward McClelland in Belt Magazine, arguing those fears are probably unfounded.

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Under the Hood

Drive Thru

LTH Forum Announces 2015 Great Neighborhood Restaurants Awards

by Brandy Gonsoulin


Get Hard; Serena; Danny Collins; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter & Algren

by Steve Prokopy


Loophole for DUI Checkpoints?

by Mechanics

Drive Thru

Chicago's Ramen Game Heats Up

by Annie Conway


Chicago Fire: On Gaining Through Losing

by Benjamin Cannon

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Lost Lake

by Robyn Nisi


Earl Sweatshirt Returns to Chicago with a New Album

by Transmission


TV on the Radio Gave the Metro a Strikingly Intense Night

by Julian Ramirez


Your Kids Are in a Crisis: Robert Putnam's American Dream

by Sam Rappaport

Book Club

A Night of Cartoonists Not to Be Missed, Tomorrow at Quimby's

by John Wawrzaszek

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



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