Here are some goods, places to donate, and more ideas to consider for this Chicago gift giving season. And remember, you can always find items that support the Chicago Reader at our gift shop, store.chicagoreader.com. Adam M. Rhodes, staff writer and co-host of Chicago Queer & Now A donation in any amount to Brave Space […]
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Two stunning photography books that came out in 2017 focus on jazz in France and traditional music from around the world.
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Making your bike imitate a horse, a necessary measure
Buy Trotify to make your bike go clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop
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When picking out gifts, don’t do what Mo did
Reminder to self: Don’t do what Mo did
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And with that, we retire our gift blog.
Holiday Cookie Recipes Courtesy of the Liberal Elite
The New York Times’ holiday cookie recipe guide
The Americans, If You Can Find It
Robert Frank’s survey of the real America circa 1959.
Headphones are a plague—they’re isolating, they can damage your hearing, they can get you in a nasty bike accident. The Music Balloon ($68) has its own internal amplifier and a battery life that approximately matches your iPod’s; it’s just .7 watts but the literature says it’s “surprisingly loud and full for its size.”
Subscribe to the Numero Group
The local musical archaeologists offer 2010’s coolest reissues by advance subscription.
All the Green Day singles, for the price of an early, out-of-print one on eBay
Metal Box Redux
PIL’s Metal Box “replica” on vinyl
Which stores are stuffing Rare Bird Preserves in gift baskets