PopMuse: Illinois News http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Chicago police drop Clearview facial recognition technology http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200529/news/305299907/ http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200529/news/305299907/ Fri, 29 May 2020 21:56:00 UTC DailyHerald.com > Chicago News Chicago police is no longer using facial recognition software developed by a firm that was sued by a civil rights organization this week over privacy concerns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Lucinda Williams is a forceful spirit on Good Souls Better Angels https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lucinda-williams-is-a-forceful-spirit-on-good-souls-better-angels/Content?oid=80275756 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lucinda-williams-is-a-forceful-spirit-on-good-souls-better-angels/Content?oid=80275756 Fri, 29 May 2020 20:33:00 UTC Salem Collo-Julin at Chicago Reader Lucinda Williams writes raw, visceral songs filled with beaten-down people liberating themselves from bullies. &ldquo;I changed the name of this town / So you can&rsquo;t follow me down,&rdquo; she sings on &ldquo;Changed the Locks,&rdquo; from her 1988 self-titled album.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Malian singer and activist Oumou Sangaré strips songs from her electrifying 2017 album into their warmest, barest forms on Acoustic https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/malian-singer-and-activist-oumou-sangare-strips-songs-from-her-electrifying-2017-album-into-their-warmest-barest-forms-on-acoustic/Content?oid=80275269 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/malian-singer-and-activist-oumou-sangare-strips-songs-from-her-electrifying-2017-album-into-their-warmest-barest-forms-on-acoustic/Content?oid=80275269 Fri, 29 May 2020 20:19:00 UTC Jamie Ludwig at Chicago Reader In 2017, celebrated Malian Wassalou singer and activist Oumou Sangar� released Mogoya, her first new album since 2009. During the intervening eight years, she&rsquo;d largely stepped away from the spotlight to pursue a variety of business ventures, including establishing agricultural projects, opening a hotel, and launching a new car, the Oum Sang.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Chicago rap star Polo G stands firm on his peak with The Goat https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/chicago-rap-star-polo-g-stands-firm-on-his-peak-with-the-goat/Content?oid=80274758 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/chicago-rap-star-polo-g-stands-firm-on-his-peak-with-the-goat/Content?oid=80274758 Fri, 29 May 2020 19:51:00 UTC Leor Galil at Chicago Reader Chicago rapper Taurus Bartlett, better known as Polo G, rose to national prominence so quickly that new listeners could be forgiven for assuming he&rsquo;s been a star for at least a few years. He broke out in January 2019 with &ldquo;Pop Out,&rdquo; a collaboration with New York MC Lil Tjay, where Bartlett mixes irrepressible joy and gut-wrenching sorrow in prismatic pop.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Seth Engel makes melancholy sound sweet with his power-pop project, Options https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/seth-engel-makes-melancholy-sound-sweet-with-his-power-pop-project-options/Content?oid=80274738 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/seth-engel-makes-melancholy-sound-sweet-with-his-power-pop-project-options/Content?oid=80274738 Fri, 29 May 2020 19:49:00 UTC Leor Galil at Chicago Reader Chicago punk multi-instrumentalist Seth Engel can deliver a sweet, melancholy riff so gracefully that you&rsquo;d think he lives inside the guitar chords from Jawbreaker&rsquo;s Dear You. Engel, who records solo material under the name Options, is a busy young man about town.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Goons be Gone is the most fleshed-out and lush No Age release yet https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/goons-be-gone-is-the-most-fleshed-out-and-lush-no-age-release-yet/Content?oid=80274489 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/goons-be-gone-is-the-most-fleshed-out-and-lush-no-age-release-yet/Content?oid=80274489 Fri, 29 May 2020 19:46:00 UTC Luca Cimarusti at Chicago Reader No Age have always been great at making very little sound like a whole lot. Since they began blending influences from hardcore punk and noise rock with indie-rock catchiness 15 years ago, the Los Angeles-based duo have been on the cutting edge of cool&mdash;they&rsquo;ve always seemed a step ahead of their peers in the guitar-rock world.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Reader guide to police abolition https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-reader-guide-to-understanding-police-abolition/Content?oid=80272747 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-reader-guide-to-understanding-police-abolition/Content?oid=80272747 Fri, 29 May 2020 19:00:00 UTC Maya Dukmasova at Chicago Reader Our reporting on envisioning and organizing a city less reliant on cops to keep us safe I&rsquo;ve been covering abolitionist community organizing since I started at the Reader in 2016.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Chicago mayor: Trump trying to gain from George Floyd death http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200529/news/305299928/ http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200529/news/305299928/ Fri, 29 May 2020 18:51:00 UTC DailyHerald.com > Chicago News Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says President Donald Trump was aiming to '�inflame racist urges'&#65533; when he threatened to take action against protesters in Minneapolis http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Reader's stay-at-home chronicles: day 70 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-readers-stay-at-home-chronicles-day-70/Content?oid=80273543 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-readers-stay-at-home-chronicles-day-70/Content?oid=80273543 Fri, 29 May 2020 18:30:00 UTC <i>Reader</i> staff at Chicago Reader What we're reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time. At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here's a daily-ish journal of how Reader�staff, our friends, family&mdash;and our pets&mdash;are spending our time.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ On Introduction, Presence Nation of Language make earnest synth-pop for the modern condition https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/on-introduction-presence-nation-of-language-make-earnest-synth-pop-for-the-modern-condition/Content?oid=80273025 https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/on-introduction-presence-nation-of-language-make-earnest-synth-pop-for-the-modern-condition/Content?oid=80273025 Fri, 29 May 2020 18:09:00 UTC Shannon Nico Shreibak at Chicago Reader When the present is a slog at best and the future seems aimed off the edge of a cliff, a pair of rose-colored glasses turned toward the past can be irresistible&mdash;at any rate, that&rsquo;s how Brooklyn trio Nation of Language approached their debut album, Introduction, Presence. Powered by chockablock synths, hypnotic bass grooves, and the shadowy croon of bandleader Ian Devaney (imagine Frank Sinatra at golden-era Neo), the record exhumes all the 80s new-wave hallmarks worth reviving.&hellip; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/