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City Life

7 months
ago

Alt Lang Syne

Offbeat yet memorable ways to close out the 2010s and ring in the new decade

7 months
ago

Those Who Were Here Before

Akito Tsuda photographed Pilsen before gentrification rendered it unrecognizable. Now he wants to help preserve what’s being lost.

7 months
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The Queen of Games

The messiness of real life (dog pee?) is behind each of Kim Vandenbroucke’s creations. And that’s what’s flung her to the top of a small, goofy, secretive world of game inventors.

7 months
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Ceres Cafe, Destroyer of Careers

Of all the Chicagoans who’ve suffered the Board of Trade bar’s hangovers, Eddie Johnson’s may be the most permanent.

7 months
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“The Night Doesn’t Stop the Stars”

On the 50th anniversary of the killing of Fred Hampton, poet Haki R. Madhubuti pays tribute to the leader of Chicago’s Black Panthers with a new work.

7 months
ago

The Four Best Alt-Christmas Trees

You could keep buying and tossing your Tannenbaum. Or you could try a festive, easy-to-decorate plant that will weather the winter.

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