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These Arms are Snakes, River Cit Tanlines

For their previous releases, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES devised a uniquely enervating combo of bratty, straining, deliberately abrasive vocals and twitchy, self-indulgent mathcore. This Seattle band’s second full-length, the new Easter (Jade Tree), is even grimmer than those records–it’s full of nasty surprises to keep you feeling ill at ease, and its rhythms and structures […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Taxation Is Fraud

Thanks for all your hard work to remind us that taxation is fraud [The Works, September 29]. Now, in the spirit of the now-trite acronym TIF, please consider my recommendation for the last sentence of the fourth-to-last paragraph: “…even though TIFs have diverted [read: extorted] as much as $310 million from readers of the Reader […]

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Halloween Events

Some events require advance registration or reservations; call ahead to confirm. FRIDAY20 Avondale Park Haunted House a 7-9:30 PM, 3516 W. School, 773-478-1410, $2. Halloween Dance a 6-9 PM, Vittum Park, 5010 W. 50th, 773-284-6022, $5, children in grades five through eight. Robie House Secrets and Shadows Tour a 7-9 PM (tours begin every 20 […]