In this week’s issue of the Reader, Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky explore the multiple quandaries that arise from Chicago hosting the G8 summit this spring. You won’t believe (or maybe you will) the potential mess we’re in.

Deanna Isaacs unearths the Chicago Cultural Plan, which never needed unearthing, and lists the town hall meetings where you can provide input on what a new plan might look like.

In You Are Here, this week’s Chicagoan is Aldo Marin, a funeral director who loves sitting in the embalming room; Eric Prahl shows us his Transformers collection; and we zoom in on Goose Island, specifically the Morton Salt Company, with its iconic “umbrella girl.”

And in this week’s Savage Love, Dan Savage answer some short questions from Alaskans with some curt answers.