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Cruel Consequences: Encouraging communities to replace the negative stereotyped images of marijuana criminalization

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“City on Fire: Chicago 1871”

The Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibition explores what happened before, during, and after the devastating fire.

Open House Chicago

100 sites. 30+ neighborhoods. Endless discoveries.


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Wife of a Spy

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa beautifully and methodically renders the story of a married couple plunged into uncertainty in the days leading up to World War II.


Malignant is the type of movie that requires viewers to strap in and shut up from the onset.

City Life

Bridgeport needs a bookstore

Bridgeport is finally getting a bookstore. At the moment, neighborhood residents like myself have to travel to Pilsen or Hyde Park to get our fix. But a month or two from now, we’ll be able to walk into a store on Halsted stocked with some 60,000 hardcovers and paperbacks, on every subject imaginable. I can’t […]

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September glory

We gave you a lot of ideas to keep in mind for fall activities as part of our Fall Arts Preview this week, but here are a few more events and exhibitions to consider checking out this weekend and beyond.  Fri 9/17: Music festivals continue to bring rockin’ sights and sounds to Chicago’s streets, including […]

Festivals, fun, Foodball? Bingo!

Another few days of summer weather for the next week will surely bring Chicagoans out and about! Be safe, have fun, and consider one of these options as you make your plans.  Fri 9/10 (open run): Theater Wit had a huge hit in 2015 with Anne Washburn’s apocalyptic black comedy, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, […]