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The Reader’s 2021 Gift Guide

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, Adam M. Rhodes, staff writer and co-host of Chicago Queer & Now A donation in any amount to Brave Space […]

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Power Puff

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.”