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Prohibition: When Chicago’s Seedier Elements Became National Celebrities

Al Capone’s Beer Wars features an exhaustively researched, incredibly in-depth look at organized crime in Chicago during the years of Prohibition.

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Lollapalooza 2017: Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Arcade Fire Top 170-Band Lineup

CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and Lorde are among the headliners announced Wednesday for Lollapalooza. Muse, the XX, Blink-182, DJ Snake and Justice also

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There’s a Reason Why There’s No Biography of John Hughes

Searching for John Hughes is among the finest tragedies in the brave new genre of memoir wherein the author’s own life is reflected in the undertaking of a biography fail.

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‘Muslim Cool’ Puts Its Faith in Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop in Its Faith

Where Chance the Rapper injects spirituality into hip-hop, Muslim Cool injects hip-hop into spirituality.

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7 Feb 2017 // 4:00 AM

Chicago’s Chance

Chance the Rapper’s prideful ambition is reshaping Chicago’s cultural narrative.

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If Studs Terkel Were Alive Today, What Would Steve Bannon Tell Him?

Terkel biographer Alen Wieder reminds us that if he were alive today, Studs would actually listen to the voices of the Trump voters -- all of them.

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7 Nov 2016 // 2:30 AM

Are We Gon’ Be Alright?

Crises abound in America, but while complacency won the day before, these times feel different.

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‘Southside With You’ Is Strong on National Character

The Obama Administration is a testament to rising from progressive grassroots politics to The White House, and a small scale indie is an ideal medium for the Obama family’s origin story.

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Lollapalooza Berlin Is More Than Just a Satellite Festival

Lollapalooza Berlin will be held September 10th and 11th in Treptower Park and we've got the preview...

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The Lucas Museum Saga: Why Was This Museum Rejected by Chicago?

What made George Lucas such a cinematic visionary is also what’s making him less effective as a civic figure.

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Lollapalooza’s 4-day Marathon: At 25, a Festival Defined by the Youth Brigade

A well-curated festival gives young music fans an opportunity to discover a young band or artist before they get famous.

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Perry Farrell Contemplates Life After 25 Years of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza, one of the biggest music festivals in America and on the cusp of its 25th anniversary, wasn’t meant to last beyond its first year in 1991.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s - Part 4 (40 - 21)

The fourth part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, and My Bloody Valentine.

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Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

In the late '70s and early '80s, British blues fan Alan Harper became a transatlantic pilgrim to Chicago. He came to listen to the blues. This rich memoir captures not only the music, but the memories of many of Chicago's great blues legends and others who lived during this important era.

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Art “Turk” Brown and Congo Square: Spirits: Then & Now

Live and studio performances from members of Chicago’s acclaimed AACM collective, Spirits manages to capture the sound and feel of the original without sounding wholly derivative.

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Free Agent of Sound: An Interview with Rob Mazurek

The heralded avant-jazz great Rob Mazurek speaks of space operas, working through grief with music, and, of course, the singularity.

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For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

Black music's spiritual aspect may be a given, but two new books, A City Called Heaven and Spirits Rejoice! go deep into explaining how that actually happens.

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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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Ethel Payne’s Abundance of Nerve

Pioneering journalist Ethel Payne witnessed – and made – history

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Spike Lee Addresses ‘Chiraq’ Controversy: “We’re here for peace”

“A lot of people have opinions about the so-called title of the film,” he said of Chiraq, which is expected to begin filming in Chicago in June.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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