OutKast: new Confederate heroes?
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  • OutKast: new Confederate heroes?

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• About the anniversary of the 1995 heat wave that claimed the lives of 700 Chicagoans? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who was recently arrested in Texas? Drew Hunt

• About two entrepreneurs who are trying to use neuroscience to map the decisions of baseball players? Tal Rosenberg

• How Hillary Clinton has started acting like a character in a Tolstoy novel? Mick Dumke

• The New York Times on Chicago’s own Manual Cinema? Sue Kwong

• About the fate of Kerry Conran, director of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the film that “laid the foundations for today’s effects-driven blockbusters”? Drew Hunt

• About a petition to add carvings of OutKast members Big Boi and André 3000 to Georgia’s Stone Mountain to go alongside Confederate leaders? Ryan Smith

• The 2015 Emmy nominations? Brianna Wellen

• That you can buy Donald Trump butt plugs? Tyler Daswick