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Bill’s got his groove back

Bill Callahan’s recent album Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City) contains the singer-songwriter’s first set of new songs in six years. That’s a long time for a guy who made 15 LPs in the 23 years between Sewn to the Sea, his first full-length as Smog, and Dream River, which came out in 2013 […]

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A solution for the coal plant problem?

A couple of weeks ago local environmental groups announced their intent to sue the owners of six heavy-polluting coal-fired power plants in Illinois for polluting more than what they’re allowed under federal law. If, as they hope, they can pressure the federal government to take action, they may want to turn to Shadyside, Ohio, for […]