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Calendar Photo Caption

Two Arts and Crafts lampposts at Ravinia and the Miesian Ben Rose Auto Museum in Highland Park were two of the more obscure sites photographed by David Clifton for the Evanston Junior League’s book An Architectural Album: Chicago’s North Shore. The Queen Anne-style Ullman Strong house, pictured here, which was completed in 1896 in Kenilworth, […]

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Jazz Members Big Band

The Jazz Members Big Band charts have always been terrific: the band’s coleader, Jeff Lindberg, saw to that. The soloists, including the other coleader, trumpeter Steve Jensen, remain stellar. And I can think of only one other band in the country that can match these guys when it comes to studying and executing the music […]

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The Straight Dope

Why are there high tides twice a day when the earth rotates beneath the moon only once a day? In diagrams it appears the moon’s gravity causes the earth’s oceans to bulge (creating a high tide) not only on the side toward the moon, but also on the side away from the moon. I’ve heard […]

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The City File

Try using your mouth. From the Chicago Tribune Magazine (November 13): “One of the great disadvantages of growing up on a steady diet of canned fruit, as I did, is that once you become an adult, you may find yourself incapable of looking at–much less eating–cooked fresh fruit in the eye.” Progress Chicago style; as […]

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Hansel and Gretel

HANSEL AND GRETEL Hystopolis Puppet Theatre at the Free Street Community Arts Center Now this could be a growth industry and you heard it here first. For those adults who would like to see kiddie shows–children’s plays, puppet shows, the circus, Disney ice pageants–but who lack the kids, we need a sort of Rent-A-Tot. Perfect […]

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Homeless Youth

To the editors: I would like to take issue with something in your City File Section of a recent issue of the Reader [October 21]. You made light of what Gary Leofanti, President of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth, had said about homeless youth as part of an interview with Voices for Illinois Children. What […]

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The Jungle Book

THE JUNGLE BOOK Lifeline Theatre Few works of family literature have captured the wonder and terror of growing up as Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle books have. In his two volumes of stories (The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book) about Mowgli, the Indian child stolen from his parents by a tiger and raised in the […]

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Mysterious Ways

To the editors: Just two questions: 1. Why is Phoebe & the Pigeon People featured on the first page of Section Three? Why is it in the Reader to begin with? It’s really not very funny. 2. Why does a certain Reader movie critic insist on using the word “eponymous” as often as he or […]