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Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: Maybe you’re tired of giving the same good advice to people who keep asking the same old questions, but we doubt you’d like to be fucked up the ass for the first time without any prior butt penetration and no lube, just some poppers. Yet that’s just what you recommended to Frustrated and […]

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THEY THOUGHT OF THE WORD FOR WHEN YOU CAN’T THINK OF THE WORD. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ALL THOUGHT OF A DIFFERENT WORD.

THEY THOUGHT OF THE WORD FOR WHEN YOU CAN’T THINK OF THE WORD. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ALL THOUGHT OF A DIFFERENT WORD. For two months I’ve faithfully watched the Straight Dope TV show every Sunday night on the A&E channel. Through the great hosting of Mike Lukas, I have vicariously experienced the mystery and wonder of […]

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Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls

TED SIROTA’S REBEL SOULS While hard-bopping neotraditionalists continue to rule the roost in the new jazz mainstream, Chicago–which has spawned the AACM, Hal Russell, and the Ken Vandermark axis–finds itself in the midst of yet another free-jazz revolution. Even some of the city’s hard-bop mainstays, like trumpeter Rob Mazurek and saxist Ron Dewar, can now […]

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Sports Section

The Bulls returned home last week having suffered their first loss–but little else–on their annual November swing through the west while the circus was in town. They lost to the Jazz in Utah–no disgrace there–and they lost starting center Luc Longley to a separated shoulder in a fluke bodysurfing accident in California. Yet they remained […]

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Uptown String Quartet

Uptown String Quartet Prior to the formation of New York’s Uptown String Quartet, its members had jammed together with Max Roach, the venerable jazz-percussionist dad of violist Maxine Roach. The four women decided to join forces permanently six years ago, after cellist Eileen Folson met up with Maxine again in the orchestra pit of a […]

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Spot Check

FALSTAFF 12/13, BIG HORSE Instrumental proficiency, eclectic whimsy, and stateliness a la Red-era King Crimson distinguish this local trio’s new II (Homestead). Singer-guitarist Ian Schneller’s tortured bray lends pathos to the quiet ballad “Home” as effectively as it animates the punked-up melodrama of “Lamppost.” Still, the inclusion of an extended-jam reprise of one song (“Candlelight”), […]