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News of the Weird

Lead Story The Washington Post reported in January on Jennalee Ryan and her company in San Antonio, Texas, which recruits healthy, well-educated egg and sperm donors, creates embryos, and sells them to would-be parents at a cost well below that of typical in vitro fertilization or adoption. Prospective clients can review profiles and photographs of […]

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Tabadol Project

Tabadol is Arabic for “exchange.” That’s what bass clarinetist and former Chicagoan Gene Coleman had in mind last year when he arranged for members of Lebanon’s nascent free-improv scene to visit five U.S. cities and perform with local musicians and visiting Europeans in each. While the plan seemed potentially intriguing from a political and cultural […]

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Now on the Interweb

I read with great interest Michael Miner’s January 19 column on Kalari Girtley. It was inspirational to read both about a dedicated young reporter and the continuing positive effect of investigative journalism. Unfortunately the Lakefront Outlook’s coverage was not available on the Internet. That has been remedied, and the Hyde Park Herald has posted it […]

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The Treatment

friday16 ceternals Lots of bands don’t even exist for as long as it’s taken these locals to find the sweet spot in their heavy-duty hybrid of dub, funk, art-rock, electro, and hardcore–they’ve been playing together in one configuration or another for a decade, but only in the past three or four years have all their […]