Can Obama persuade Americans about Syria who can’t imagine him being right about anything?
Avondale’s Bric-a-Brac Records is the only record store in the state celebrating the first annual Cassette Store Day.
Isa Giallorenzo’s Street View 118
Notes on the accomplished psychological thriller Magic Magic, which comes out on DVD after being denied a theatrical release
One of Australia’s best garage acts speeds things up on the B side of its new two-song single.
What a tangled web: Victor Alexander’s Line of Sighs.
Also Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812, a Cold War-era home that’s back on the market, and the New York Timess “20 Directors to Watch”
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include the Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest (with Neko Case, Mavis Staples, and more), House of Ladosha, Robbie Fulks, Willis Earl Beal, and Marc Anthony.
Chipotle wants to show you it’s serious about sustainability, but online TV series Food Revolution Chicago seems to have joined the mainstream.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, September 5
Andre Davis was more than 20 years into a murder sentence when DNA evidence tied another man to the crime scene.
Albany Park’s hidden refugee farm
Dan’s quick Q&A to address various of your . . . needs
John Scofield brings his aptly-named Überjam Band to the Old Town School