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Awhile back the Tribune tried to take your kids’ cookies away, and I lost my shit, arguing (quite reasonably, I think, despite the tone) that when kids are shut in CPS buildings all day and fed nightmarish ersatz-food variations on cheese and bread, taking away dessert isn’t so much a half-assed measure as the final […]

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Recently buzzed-about dietary exposé Food, Inc. offered a glimpse into the sausage factory of corporate agriculture. Ana Sofia Joanes’s Fresh, screening Thursday at Pilsen’s charmingly homey EP Theater, presents an alternative. Joanes “celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system,” according to local promoter Matt Hoffman. Fresh features […]