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Choose Or Lose

The Chicago Reader's Best Of Chicago 2014 ballot is now live. Vote from now until May 12.

A Century of Studs

The 102nd anniversary of Studs Terkel's birth is a month from now, and there's a lot planned to mark it. (Here's an interview with Studs conducted by GB founding staffer Dave Elfving.)

Everyday Heroes

Window washers at Lurie Children's Hospital don superhero costumes before swinging by patients' windows, bringing a little more light to their hospital rooms. [via]

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You're Either In, Or You're Stressed Out

A new documentary explores the joy and "dark side" of applying and acceptance to Whitney Young Magnet HS.

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The Buildings on the Corner

Take a walking tour of Albany Park with Chicago Patterns. [via]

Spring, They Wrote

The Reader's spring books issue features Julia Glass, Cristina Henríquez, Kathleen Rooney, Colson Whitehead and more.

Building History

The folks at Forgotten Chicago have been busy, unearthing details about a shipping canal in the Gold Coast, radio showrooms on Michigan Avenue, 1 million vacant lots in Chicagoland, art deco masterpieces and many more long-lost works of architecture.

You Win or You Schnitzel

The owners the Schnitzel King food truck and sandwich shop announced they will be closing both, although their lawsuit against the City's food cart restrictions will continue.

Shrinking Sears

Salon traces Sears' decline from building the world's tallest building to closing its store in the Loop.

Barcade All-Stars

RedEye's Mick Swasko profiles gamers striving for the High Score on barroom arcade games.


“34th and State: It's the corner where one grand Chicago era ended and a new one began. It's the place where modernism took root in Chicago.”

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Under the Hood


Arc Iris and The Fruit Flies Dazzle at Schubas

by Julian Ramirez


The Men Create a Frenzied Spectacle at Empty Bottle 04/12

by Justin Freeman


Memories Become Questions in The Great God Pan

by Alice Singleton


Blackhawks and Blues Preview: Round 1

by Jim Crago


The Parking Hits Just Keep On Coming

by Rachel Anspach

Book Club

In the Stacks: My Night with Frederico Garcia Lorca (and others)

by Alex Thompson


ShowYouSuck Goes Low-Res VHS for New Video

by Andrew Huff


Dorian at House Theatre: It's All About the Movement

by Nancy Bishop


Dosh and Bitchin Bajas Bring Warm Sounds to The Hideout

by Julian Ramirez


Record Store Day 2014: Where to Go in Chicago

by Anne Holub

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



6:00 PCulinary Fight Club @ Zella

6:00 PChicago Latino Film Festival

7:00 PMoroccan Chronicles @ Block Cinema

8:00 PJohn Cale @ Old Town School

8:00 PThis Is Your Alibi @ The Frontier


5:16 PSteven Szegedi Collage Exhibition @ Harold Washington Library

6:00 PBulgarian Writers and Their Translators Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore

7:00 PMoroccan Chronicles @ Block Cinema

7:30 POrquestra Aragón @ Mayne Stage

8:00 PFunk Fest @ Subterranean

8:30 PKid Sister @ Reggies

11:59 PLadies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains @ Music Box


8:00 ARecord Store Day

2:00 PGrease Sing-A-Long @ Music Box

3:00 PSasha Frere-Jones @ Corbett vs. Dempsey

3:30 PThe Greenhorns @ Beans & Bagels

6:30 P20x2 Chicago @ Schubas

8:00 PThe Mountain Goats @ Old Town School

8:00 PFunk Fest @ Subterranean


11:00 AEaster Egg Hunt @ Longman & Eagle

2:00 PWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @ Music Box

6:00 PCake Frame 2 @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

6:00 PDark Matter Devil's Lettuce Release Party

8:00 PThe Mountain Goats @ Old Town School


9:00 PSecret History of Chicago Music Anniversary show @ Empty Bottle


8:00 PChicago Pun Slam @ Door No. 3


5:00 PTaste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

6:00 PWorld Book Night @ W&CF

6:00 PRioja Wine Dinner @ Senza

7:30 PThe Strange Love of Molly Louvain @ Patio Theater

7:30 PSound Opinions at the Movies: Almost Famous

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