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Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

The ninth annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, featuring films and videotapes from about a dozen countries, continues from Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18. In the listings below, films and videos not identified by country are from the United States. All screenings are at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Single tickets are […]

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The Sports Section

The Chicago baseball season didn’t deserve to the way it did. By that I’m not referring to the third-place finish of the White Sox or the Cubs’ fourth-place finish–no, those were both fully deserved–but to the last Chicago game of the year. Andre Dawson homered to give the Cubs a 3-2 victory over the Montreal […]

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Questions and Answers

GOAT ISLAND at Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ October 9-11 and 16-18 There’s a story about how kangaroos got their name–I don’t know if it’s true. Some European explorers in Australia would get very excited every time they saw a kangaroo, pointing and talking among themselves. The aborigines, noticing, would ask each other, “What’s […]

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Ten Gay Men

SOME QUEERS Chicago Stage Company at Sheffield’s School Street Cafe DEL & DAVE IN REHEARSAL FOR THE APOCALYPSE Remains Theatre A dozen years ago Charles Busch, who had yet to write the hilarious travesties Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Psycho Beach Party, brought his Hollywood Confidential to the Victory Gardens Studio Theatre. Sadly, he made […]

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News of the Weird

Lead Story In July police in India’s western state of Maharashtra called an end to a traditional annual event in which women from the adjacent villages of Sukhed and Bor line up on opposite sides of a canal and yell insults at each other. The event had become a festival, with men playing music to […]

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Brad Goode

Brad Goode likes to speak of “the love, the exhilaration of playing as hard as you can,” and at his best this still-young veteran is the very model of a fiery improviser. He’ll start a solo with an attention-grabbing phrase, then spin lines that continually move between middle-register melodies and bravura high points. For all […]

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Last year the period-instrument movement reached a new peak in popularity when the sound track of a lavishly produced biopic of baroque viola da gambist Marin Marais became a huge hit. The success was surprising but not totally unexpected. For almost two decades the public’s appetite for early music has been whetted by ensembles such […]

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The Straight Dope

Jumpin’ Jack and Lazy Jim, twins, emerge from a fancy restaurant only to find all the valets have split and a heavy rainstorm lies between them and their car, 100 yards away. Jumpin’ Jack bets Lazy Jim that if he runs and Jim walks, he will arrive at the car not only faster but drier. […]