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Adios, Radio Arte?

The National Museum of Mexican Art has decided to sell its award-winning youth-run bilingual radio station, Radio Arte, and the two-story building on the corner of 18th and Blue Island that’s home to both the station and Yollocalli Arts Reach, the museum’s youth art training program. That’s disturbing news to residents of the rapidly gentrifying […]

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Requiem for Reader’s Digest?

Oh, no: Reader’s Digest has filed for Chapter 11 (h/t Mike Riggs). It may surprise you, but that hits close to home for this liberal hippie type. I know it’s not true, but I tend to assume that 99% of Americans my age grew up reading Reader’s Digest (and Guideposts, which we had two subscriptions […]

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Freedom of sex taping?

I was hoping to be able to pretend that the Erin Andrews voyeur tape didn’t exist after the Sun-Times alerted me to its fetid existence this morning–can’t find the link, but the gist was that if you try to download the video you’ll get whatever horrible computer virus you deserve–but this post by Creative Loafing […]