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As the Department of Planning and Development commissioner departs, megadevelopers lose one of their biggest cheerleaders. [Read More]
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Kenneth Branagh returns to Shakespeare for his latest feature. [Read More]
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Author Anand Giridharadas on Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World... [Read More]
Tags: wrong - putting - rich
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Chicago's free weekly since 1971... [Read More]
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Soprano and tenor saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has covered a lot of ground since he first recorded in 1974. On his earliest recordings, with Swiss jazz-rock... [Read More]
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Chasms, the Los Angeles duo of Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden, is essentially a dream-pop outfit. But while Madden's ethereal voice sighs and meanders breathily... [Read More]
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Many an artist claims to have psychedelic or surf influences, whether you can hear them or not. But in the case of Los Mirlos those... [Read More]
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Ever since Frankie Knuckles died in 2014, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has ramped up efforts to commemorate the sound and... [Read More]
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Grindcore and powerviolence were born in part from a desire to push the limits of what music can do. But like countless other artistic movements,... [Read More]
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In November, Chicago poet, teacher, and singer-songwriter Jamila Woods performed her 2016 debut album, Heavn, at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Grand Boulevard. She... [Read More]
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Listening to The Big Freeze (Don Giovanni), the fifth album from New York singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson, feels a little like eavesdropping on her innermost thoughts—an... [Read More]
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Listening to some of the tracks on the new Act Surprised (Dangerbird/Fire), Sebadoh's ninth studio album, you could almost imagine yourself back in 1992. But... [Read More]
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This show is a special treat for several reasons, but first and foremost, it's a triple release party. Staggeringly heavy Iowa City doom trio Aseethe... [Read More]
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Eifman Ballet views the transformation through the lens of dance. [Read More]
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Volume 48, Number 32... [Read More]
Tags: Print - issue - Volume
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There's not enough room in this scattershot world for ideas to deepen. [Read More]
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The company has claimed credit for reviving south and west side communities, even as it's filed more than 9,000 eviction cases since 2009. [Read More]
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Real estate developer Pangea owns hundreds of shell companies that insulate the company from litigation. Here's a list of the ones we've identified. [Read More]
Tags: Pangea - LLCs - Real
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Advice on coming clean about herpes... [Read More]
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But not by much, a new database shows. [Read More]
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