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Last-Minute Plans: G?Gé Marketplace At bellyQ

Shop artisanal bonanza of jewelry, clothing, art while sipping a cocktail or noshing on fried chicken at BellyQ tonight. [ more › ]

Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Inspires Speculation

Margaret Atwood's latest collection of stories evoke an aura of strangeness, intrigue and utter shock. [ more › ]

The Latino Policy Forum hoped to share candidates' views with Illinois Latinos

The Latino Policy Forum is an organization that aims to encourage Latinos to get involved in the political process and helped register thousands of people to vote this year. In September, the Latinto Policy Forum and the Illinois Latino Agenda invited the gubernatorial candidates to share their political platforms with Latino voters in Illionois. Show More Summary

Bears Continue Tailspin In New England

At least we have the Bulls and Blackhawks to hold our attention now that the Bears playoff hopes are all but over. [ more › ]

Yup, OK Go's New Video Is Another Mindblower

Man, how much fun must it be to be the creative director on one of these things? [ more › ]

The Devil Wears Red Sneakers in Don Juan in Hell, a Shavian Dream Debate

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Devil, wearing red sneakers, is host to some of the finest artists and geniuses of time immemorial. The notorious Don Juan surprises us by not being happy in Hell. He wishes to spend eternity in Heaven, even though everyone...

Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Oust Senators

Lemont native Scott Darling earned his first career win in goal as the Hawks snapped a two-game losing streak. [ more › ]

What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 10 Stories You Might Have Missed

Here's what you missed while you were out enjoying the gorgeous weekend weather. [ more › ]

Dime Stories: A Change of Heart and of Mind

By Tony Fitzpatrick Almost a year ago I decided to move to New Orleans. It was the day before Christmas Eve and my pipes had broken. I’d heard of this happening to other people and knew that it probably sucked but I was unprepared for the freezing filthy water and slimy primordial shit that filled […]

Free Will Astrology: Week of October 23, 2014

By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The driest place on the planet is the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. It gets about a half-inch of rain per year. And yet in 2011, archaeologists discovered that it’s also home to a site containing the fossilized skeletons of numerous whales and other ancient sea creatures. I’m detecting […]

The Social Media Yada Yada

Who has time to read websites anymore? All the cool kids in town are too busy reading print magazines (or are we mistaken here?). Luckily you can find us on the same social platforms that every other blog, publication and laundromat in town are on—so be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter. […]

Linework: Breathing in the 21st Century

By Alex Nall. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Dime Stories: Some Thoughts on Crazy Horse

By Tony Fitzpatrick “Crazy Horse’s vision first took him to the South, where in Lakota spirituality one goes upon death. He was brought back and was taken to the West in the direction of the Wakiyans, or Thunder Beings…” —Wikipedia entry about Crazy Horse I haven’t a fucking clue as to what the above quote […]

Checkerboard City: 95 Problems

By John Greenfield “I avoid 95th Street as much as possible for my safety and sanity,” Beverly resident and transportation advocate Anne Alt told me, in the wake of a horrific multi-car crash on the massive road earlier this month. This senseless disaster in west-suburban Oak Lawn injured almost a dozen people and killed three, […]

Today's Weather: Balmy

We could be in store for the warmest day on this date in 74 years today. [ more › ]

CTA: No fare hikes in 2015, but adding rail service

CTA riders will not have to pay more in fares next year, but they will see an increase in rail service during rush hour, according to the transit agency's proposed 2015 budget released early Monday.The freezing of fares is good newsShow More Summary

'Dear White People' speaks up

(out of four)The remarkably effective title of "Dear White People" comes from Sam's (Tessa Thompson) Winchester University radio show, where the statement "Dear white people" is sometimes followed by declarations like her saying there's inherent racism in a white woman dating a black man to upset her parents. Show More Summary

Quarantine for high-risk travelers

Anyone in Illinois who had direct contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus while in three African countries will be required to undergo a mandatory home 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.The...Show More Summary

Bears need the bye week

For as popular as it might be to make fun of Brandon Marshall's "unacceptable" outburst, it's not as if he was wrong. With the bye week on the horizon, the Bears had a chance to revive their season by upsetting Tom Brady and the Patriots...Show More Summary

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