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Arab On Radar

ARAB ON RADAR There are no doubt a lot of depraved blokes out there who have a hard time reconciling their perversion with the way society demands a gent behave, but none articulate their dilemma so eloquently as Arab on Radar. These four self-hating berserkers apparently live in a perpetual state of sexual frustration–they don’t […]

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Save Soldier Field

I read last week’s article about the evils of MTV’s Real World in Wicker Park [August 3] with some skepticism. I find it quite curious that a community can muster such outrage in response to a trivial documentary–however flawed that documentary may be. Some apparently fear suburbanites will flock to Wicker Park after the show […]

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TRG Music Listings

Rock, Pop, etc. concerts KEN ARLEN ORCHESTRA in a free concert entitled “The Jazz Soul of Stevie Wonder.” Tue 8/14, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-448-8260 or 847-448-8058. TONY BENNETT WITH THE RALPH SHARON QUARTET Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland […]

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Wake Up, Wicker Parkers

I read last week’s article about the evils of MTV’s Real World in Wicker Park [August 3] with some skepticism. I find it quite curious that a community can muster such outrage in response to a trivial documentary–however flawed that documentary may be. Some apparently fear suburbanites will flock to Wicker Park after the show […]

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News of the Weird

Lead Stories On July 21 police in isolated Tunbridge, Vermont, arrested a squatter couple who had boldly commandeered an unoccupied (but definitely not abandoned) house and begun to remodel it, in keeping with their belief that property should be shared rather than privately owned. Jeremiah Sturk, 38, and Rene Hunt, 26, had torn out walls, […]

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Critics Out of Control

I have never had the, er, pleasure of seeing Matt Gibson (Reader letters, July 6) onstage, but I can tell you (as a fellow Chicago actor) that it doesn’t take a lot of guts to sign your name to a letter in favor of Chicago critics. I thought that A Chicago Theater Artist’s letter [June […]

Posted inMusic

Business As Usual

Business as Usual When midwestern indie-rock pioneers Husker Du and the Replacements signed to major labels in the mid-80s, many underground rock fans felt the earth shudder beneath their feet. Such leaps were unusual at the time, and in his new book, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 […]

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MTV’s Little Helpers

MTV’s The Real World [August 3] is in Wicker Park–so friggin’ what! If these idiots (most don’t even remember what Wicker Park used to be like back in the day) had done something more constructive with their time, hardly anybody would’ve noticed the presence of MTV in the neighborhood. They would’ve shot here for three […]

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Women of Substance

It’s often said that strong roles for women are rare nowadays, but three new movies—Under the Sand, Ghost World, and The Deep End—have the virtue of handing a juicy, sympathetic part to a talented actress and letting her run with it. All three are directed by men, which raises the question of whether women will […]