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  • Philip Montoro’s caption for this shot from last year’s Dark Lord Day: “After the crowd knocked down the barriers, they could express their love for Eyehategod more intimately.”

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• That gas prices are so low because more oil is coming from America, and unfortunately, a lot of it is due to fracking? Tal Rosenberg

• About how Bruce Rauner’s cuts might affect the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency? Tal Rosenberg

• Oliver Sacks on what killed Spalding Gray? Tony Adler

• About Three Floyds’ progay Dark Lord Day featuring Big Freedia? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the 32-year-old woman who woke up believing she was 15 years old, bewildered by how she had ended up in the future? Andrea Bauer

• This primer of essential Lifetime movies? Brianna Wellen