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Night of Bliss

It’s 4 AM and I’m swimming through crowds of dancers. They’re everywhere in this club–on benches, bar stools, tabletops, in every possible nook and cranny. The only people not dancing are the ones playing volleyball: two guys with Marine Corps hairstyles in neon yellow shirts, and based on their grunts and sweat stains, they’re darn […]

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News of the Weird

Lead Story In a deposition made public in November in an Albuquerque sexual abuse lawsuit, Catholic priest Robert Kirsch admitted that he had had sexual intercourse with a woman but denied that the action had violated his vow of chastity. He said he had merely engaged in a “reserved embrace,” which he described as sexual […]

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The Drink Not Taken

To the editors: I saw Hospitality Suite on opening night at Victory Gardens. While I do not dispute Adam Langer’s opinion of the play–an opinion to which he is entitled–I wish to call attention to a rather significant error in his reporting. Langer states: “A reformed boozer, Phil is back on the bottle by play’s […]

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CHIGGERS Metraform Parody, once a popular comic style, has in recent years fallen on hard times, a victim of its own success. How can anyone hope to equal Blazing Saddles, Airplane!, the Rutles’ TV special and album, and the countless marvelous send-ups published in the National Lampoon during its golden age (the early to mid-70s)? […]

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Longing for Uptown

To the editors: Funny. I came to the San Joaquin Valley in ’89 to escape the reality that is Chicago–the physical, psychological, and socioeconomic sadness that is the reality of Chicago so aptly depicted in Carl Watson’s “Men in Cages” (November 6). And for 42 months I have bragged and marvelled at how I never […]

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Brain Bypass

To the editors: I would like to start by thanking the Reader for covering the Chicago dance scene so well and contributing to the vitality of our art form. And then I would like to respond to a review of my choreography that was in the November 27 edition of the Reader. In the article […]