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'The Carnival At Bray' Facilitates Important Conversations, Ignores Feminine Power

Jessica Ann Foley's first novel sometimes makes you want tear out the virtual pages of your e-book in anger. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Another Minimum Wage Strike Planned For Thursday

55 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Some of the workers are ready to be arrested to show their commitment to the cause. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Mac DeMarco 'My Kind Of Woman'

58 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Mac DeMarco plays the A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party this Saturday. [ more › ]

Rich Miller: Does Bruce Rauner's budget plan check out?

Several Illinois statewide political candidates spoke to the Illinois Farm Bureau last week about their plans if they were to be elected. Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner outlined his economic goals for the state, including...Show More Summary

Restaurant News: Sodikoff's California Clipper Opens Tonight; Tavernita Closes

One of Chicago's hottest restaurant openings two years ago closed amid tax debt. The California Clipper's Brendan Sodikoff era begins tonight. [ more › ]

Scares Under The Stars: Taking In The Drive-In Massacre

Chicago is a great movie town, but you need to leave the city limits to take in the vanishing treat that is the drive-in movie experience. [ more › ]

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborhood -- a place with deep roots in the labor and civil rights movement and one that may soon become our 402nd national park site. Traveling back in time, the story begins with George M. Show More Summary

Savor Good Food, Beer And Wine At Savour This Thursday

We're ready to dive in and have a few glasses at Savour this Thursday, the charity evening that kicks off the Windy City Wine Festival this weekend. [ more › ]

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: Rescue Dog

This has shaped up to be one Monday of a Tuesday. So here's a video showing a dog in Thailand trying to save some fish by splashing water on them with his nose. [ more › ]

Garrett Popcorn Sued Over Use Of 'Chicago Mix' Name

Don't call Garrett Popcorn's blend of caramel and cheese popcorn the 'Chicago Mix' anymore. [ more › ]

North Coast Music Festival Day 3: Until Next Year, North Coastizzle

                      Another Labor Day weekend, and the fifth edition of North Coast Music Festival is in the books. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Chicago Beach Season Ends Today

Today is the last day to legally swim at Chicago's beaches. After that, you're doing so at your own risk. [ more › ]

Feds Believed To Be Investigating Chicago Police Shootings

A memo to the Fraternal Order of Police warns of a possible federal investigation into police shootings, specifically incidents where an offender's gun was never recovered. [ more › ]

Christian Marclay's 'The Clock'

Dear Chicago museums and galleries: Would one of you please show "The Clock"? It's hard to believe this work of art from 2010 -- celebrated by critics, unbelievably ambitious and staggeringly impressive -- has traveled to at least aShow More Summary

Pencil This In: Black Bear Combo At Reggie's

The ever-popular group kicks off an evening of brass band music at Reggie's Wednesday. [ more › ]

Around Town: The Best Of August

  We take a look at some of our favorite shots from August in Around Town today. [ more › ]

Quinn Mows Lawn In Latest Ad

Quinn mows the lawn of his Galewood home as a metaphor for the budget cuts and fiscal restraints he's laying claim to in his re-election campaign. [ more › ]

Timeline Explores the Power of Art to Hurt and to Heal in My Name Is Asher Lev

8 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Lara Goetsch. Asher Lev is an artist, a fresh-faced, cherubic artist whose paintings horrify his deeply religious Hasidic parents and community. "My gift is demonic and divine. It has the power to hurt and the power to heal,"...

River North hot spot Tavernita abruptly closes

I was just writing about how few major closings our a-go-go restaurant scene has had in the last few years. And now comes a biggie: Tavernita, the River North hot spot with a Latin-Spanish tapas feel from the fast-growing (until now)...Show More Summary

Reeling LGBT International Film Festival Returns For Its 32nd Edition

This year's edition of the Reeling LGBT International Film Festival has been moved from its usual slot in November to September, and we couldn't be happier about it. [ more › ]

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