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Nights of the Blue Rider

The 50-odd performing groups in the eight-week “festival of Chicago’s international arts” include a dozen theater companies; those performing October 24 through 31 are described below. These listings refer to theater and performance art offerings only; on nights when only one theater company is listed here, be assured at least one other program of music, […]

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UFO Disinformation

To the editors: Regarding “The War of the Words” [September 13] . . . It’s common knowledge among those with more than a passing interest in UFOs that Philip Klass is a government-paid disinformation specialist. As such, he certainly isn’t known affectionately as “Phil” among those attending UFO conferences, as writer Cate Plys would have […]

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This Woman Is Serious

POST POST PORN MODERNIST Annie Sprinkle at Theater Oobleck October 15-27 It’s easy to talk about the crazy, sensationalistic things Annie Sprinkle is doing during her 12-day run at Theater Oobleck. In Post Post Porn Modernist, among other things, she douches and pees onstage. She also displays her cervix to anyone and everyone interested. Even […]

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The SPorts Section

The Cubs and the White Sox finished play with both of their managers expecting to be elsewhere next year. Nothing could have brought the baseball season to a more definite conclusion–at least as far as a Chicagoan was concerned–and I planned to leave the sport behind as soon as possible this fall. It didn’t turn […]