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Event Mon Mar 30 2015

What's Next? 20x2 Chicago Returns to Schubas April 18

20x2 ChicagoGapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word to music to film, and can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition's question is "What's Next?" See the answers on Saturday, April 18 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

20x2 is a mainstay of afterhours programming at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, and Chicago is its first official offshoot. The last Chicago show was Oct. 21, 2014, and featured the question "How do you do?" Responses ranged from an arm-wrenching party trick to a giant "cootie catcher" game to a set of rules against small talk. Who knows what the speakers will come up with this time?

The speakers for this edition are, in alphabetical order:
Safia Abdalla, data scientist
James Allenspach, programmer (and Gapers Block founding contributor)
Veronica Arreola, professional feminist
Lily Be, storyteller
Blagica Bottigliero, technologist and digital connector
Ramsin Canon, lawyer and writer (and Gapers Block founding contributor)
Jasmine Davila, blogger (and Gapers Block contributor)
Mike Ewing (Gapers Block assistant editor)
• Sarah Hollenbeck, co-owner of Women & Children First
Felix Jung, developer
Dubi Kaufmann, web developer
• Rosamund Lannin, writer and cohost of Miss Spoken
• Justin Massa, president of FoodGenius
H.Melt, writer and queer activist
Coya Paz, playwright and professor
Curtis Shaw Flagg, comedian
Jeremy Scheuch, creative director for Riot Fest
Moshe Tamssot, founder
Sandor Weisz, puzzle master
Ernest Wilkins, writer and man about town

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The event is 21 and over.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

By Steve Prokopy

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