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  • newThe Onion City Film Festival conveys the disorientation of living in an era of great change

    The Onion City Film Festival conveys the disorientation of living in an era of great change

    This year’s selections look at revolutionary politics, the relationships between people and their environments, and the experiences of women and other underrepresented groups. This year's edition of the Onion Cit…
    - 50 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • newChicago riff machines Bible of the Devil celebrate 20 years with album seven

    Chicago riff machines Bible of the Devil celebrate 20 years with album seven

    Chicago riff machines Bible of the Devil celebrate 20 years with album number seven, local rapper Boys vs. Girls hosts “The Pride Takeover” at Gallery Cabaret, and more. Ever since Chicago riff machines Bible…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:45pm -
  • newGrowing archive

    Growing archive

    Hyperlocal seed libraries preserve diversity in the food chain. Remember those giant but strangely juicy and fruitful tomatoes from your grandparents' backyard garden?…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • newField and Florist creates floral arrangements for freshness and sustainability

    Field and Florist creates floral arrangements for freshness and sustainability

    Farm-to-table isn't just for restaurants anymore. Field & florist, which opened in 2017 in a charming basement in Wicker Park on Division just east of Damen, grows its flowers on a 30-acre farm in southwest Michiga…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • newMovie Tuesday: For the love of experimental film

    Movie Tuesday: For the love of experimental film

    With a nod to this week’s Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, capsules from the archives about avant-garde cinema This Thursday marks the first night of the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Fe…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • 'We’re still here'

    'We’re still here'

    The First Nations Garden in Albany Park aims to heal the community and the environment. In a formerly vacant lot in Albany Park at the intersection of Pulaski Road and Wilson Avenue stand two tipis—one perhaps 2…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • Rodrick Markus wants to be your green tea pusher

    Rodrick Markus wants to be your green tea pusher

    Frequent visitors to Rodrick Markus's lair expect to encounter powerful aromas such as truffle, strawberry, or barrel-aged tea. No one expects it to smell like weed.…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:54pm -
  • How did the 'industry plant' take root?

    How did the 'industry plant' take root?

    The 'industry plant' is hip-hop’s favorite conspiracy theory, used to discredit breakout successes—and it’s spreading to other genres, where it’s no more plausible. To be alive and awake in 2019 is to face…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • Ben Pirani returns to Chicago to share his new real-deal soul album

    Ben Pirani returns to Chicago to share his new real-deal soul album

    Former Chicago man-about-town Ben Pirani has played a lot of musical roles over the past couple of decades, among them jamming with a bunch of psych bands, including Civilized Age; drumming in maniacal grindcore group My Lai; and playing guita…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • With X 100PRE, Bad Bunny shows he’s a singular force

    With X 100PRE, Bad Bunny shows he’s a singular force

    As the face of Latin trap, Bad Bunny needs no introduction. More important, he needs no definitions.…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:00am -

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    • Nebraska floods leave towns submerged and at least one dead
      Family say man killed while attempting to rescue stranded motorists amid deluge of rainwater and snowmeltAuthorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the US midwest where rainwater and snowm…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 10:26pm -
    • Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges he lied about alleged attack
      Actor is charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct and prosecutors allege he hired two friends to help him stage the attackEmpire actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the vict…
      - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:53am -
    • R Kelly released from jail after $161,000 child support bill is paid
      Sheriff’s spokeswoman does not know who paid debtSinger charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuseR Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly identified paid $161,633 the R&B s…
      - 11 days ago, 9 Mar 19, 4:41pm -
    • Bernie Sanders’ Chicago 2020 speech focuses on fight against racism
      The Vermont senator concluded a two-part launch in the Windy City, harking back to his student days in the civil rights era In the city that inspired his political activism, Bernie Sanders concluded a two-part presidential campaign launch with a rare…
      - 16 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 10:56pm -
    • Chicago to elect its first black female mayor as candidates head to runoff
      Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle garnered the most votes, but neither received the more than 50% needed to avoid 2 April runoff A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff for the mayorship of Chicago thi…
      - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 11:49am -
    • Jussie Smollett: Empire star Terrence Howard supports embattled actor
      Smollett alleged to have staged racist, homophobic attackScreen father post supportive comment to InstagramThe actor Terrence Howard, who plays the father of Jussie Smollett’s character on Empire, has expressed support for his fellow cast member am…
      - 24 days ago, 24 Feb 19, 4:30pm -
    • R Kelly: judge sets $1m bail for singer on sexual abuse charges
      Lawyer: singer facing 10 charges hasn’t sexually abused anyone ‘He is a rock star, he doesn’t have to have non-consensual sex’R Kelly has not sexually abused anyone, the singer’s lawyer told reporters outside a Chicago courthouse on Saturda…
      - 25 days ago, 23 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
    • Aurora man who makes crosses for shooting victims puts five in hometown
      Five people died and six were injured in Illinois shootingGreg Zanis has crossed America placing shooting memorialsA man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the US, largely to remember victims of gun violence, has now fou…
      - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 3:55pm -
    • Jussie Smollett: Chicago police still seeking follow-up interview
      Actor’s lawyers angrily reject reports he may have staged attackPolice spokesman says trajectory of investigation ‘shifted’Chicago police have said they want to conduct a follow-up interview with the Empire actor Jussie Smollett, because new in…
      - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 3:22pm -
    • Aurora shooting: background check failures let gunman keep firearm
      Second check found conviction involving stabbing of ex-girlfriend which led to loss of permit but gun was not handed to policeThe man who shot and killed five people and wounded six at an Illinois business on Friday passed an initial background check…
      - 30 days ago, 17 Feb 19, 5:05pm -
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