While we wish we could have crawled through Chicago’s pubs forever for our 100 Best Bars issue, at a certain point we had to call it quits and actually write the whole thing. The problem? Going to press means we couldn’t include the spots opening now in the city. Here is what we’re most curious about for the next time we tackle the best bars of Chicago.
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Seen Monday night at the Hungry Brain: a bare ass, a life-size Arnold Schwarzenegger puppet, and a video montage set to Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” (in which “let the bodies hit the floor” loops endlessly). These elements were all part of Totally Recalled, a comedy show performed by Odds N’ Friends…
Chicago designer Billy Baumann, one half of the printmaker duo Delicious Design League, talks about the inspiration for his festival poster