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World Naked Bike Ride, Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Whether you’re into nude cycling or peculiar musical gizmos, there’s no shortage of happenings this weekend. (And, hey, there’s always Blues Fest!) Fri 6/9-Sat 6/10: The interactive game show Science Night at the Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted) gives participants an idea of what it’s like to be a real scientist by asking them to complete middle-school science […]

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Do Not Want

“MIKA BRZEZINSKI & JOE SCARBOROUGHMonday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. HWLC, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Lower Level” The tags on dailyshow.com for this are excellent: “Tags: New York Post, media, Starbucks, Morning Joe, photos, Joe Scarborough, advertising, business, prostitution, puking.” The two follow–ups are worth watching.

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Ruminating Guantanamo

What are the legal, ethical and public safety ramifications of military detention? Sig Libowitz, an actor and film executive studying law at the University of Maryland, brought his varied careers together in The Response, a 30-minute dramatization of Guantanamo military detention hearing transcripts, screening twice today in the Loop. Libowitz wrote and produced the film. […]

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A good moonwalk spoiled

It occurred to me, watching a hilarious bit on the Daily Show last night, that what spoiled manned moon exploration for the generations after Apollo 11 wasn’t the dissenters, but Alan Shepard. For serious: I can’t think of a better way to trivialize a giant leap for mankind than turning the final frontier into a […]