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Green Thumbs

A new wave of startups are bringing digital know-how to the agricultural sector, building apps for farmers to better monitor rainfall and manage their crops.

This is the Museum You've Been Looking For

Do you have a suggestion for where the proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum should go? The City wants to know by April 23. (Previously.)

Courting History

A plan for the State of Illinois to borrow $100 million to help pay for the Obama presidential library moved forward in Springfield, and the City is asking for public input on where the museum backed by George Lucas should go if it's built in Chicago.

Fake Lady Parts

WGN anchor Robin Baumgarten couldn't keep a straight face during a story about lab-grown vaginas, and her grossed-out grimace landed her a spot on "The Soup."

Missing a Mask

A side effect of having so much stand up and improv in the city might be that there's plenty of tragedy but not a lot of comedy on stage in Chicago, writes Tribune critic Chris Jones.

The No. 2 Hotel in Chicago

Hotels I've Pooped In, a blog by comedian Zack Shornick. [via]

Burger Time

NPR's Planet Money maps out how long it would take workers in each neighborhood to make enough money to buy a burger. Lincoln Park and Englewood are among the shortest waits, while Edgewater is one of the longest in Chicago. [via]

Walk for the Dogs

The Pup Crawl May 10 takes you through River North bars and benefits PAWS -- but you should probably leave your four-legged friend at home.

City of Big Puppets?

Giant marionettes will roam the streets if the City can bring French street theater company Royal de Luxe to Chicago for their first U.S. performance.

Enjoy an Old School Mass

If going to church is not on this weekend's to-do list, you should at least view this narrated footage of a traditional Catholic Latin Mass filmed on Easter Sunday 1941 at the amazing Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica on the city's West Side.

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Under the Hood


Transcendence, Heaven Is for Real, The Railway Man, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Unknown Known & Hateship Loveship

by Steve Prokopy

Book Club


by Miden Wood

Book Club

How Some Chicagoans Remember Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez via Twitter

by John Wawrzaszek

Drive Thru

Baconfest Chicago 2014 Menus Revealed

by Harvey Morris


Riot Fest Announces 2014 Chicago Dates

by Justin Freeman

Drive Thru

Street-Food Brings Culture to Chicago

by Judy Wu


Nobody Wants to Play the Bulls - Can You Blame Them?

by Chad Ruter


Eaton Rises and Grinds for the White Sox

by Mike Chamernik

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Jello Slices

by Robyn Nisi


Arc Iris and The Fruit Flies Dazzle at Schubas

by Julian Ramirez

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished



5:16 PSteven Szegedi Collage Exhibition @ Harold Washington Library

6:00 PBulgarian Writers and Their Translators Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore

7:00 PMoroccan Chronicles @ Block Cinema

7:30 POrquestra Aragón @ Mayne Stage

8:00 PFunk Fest @ Subterranean

8:30 PKid Sister @ Reggies

11:59 PLadies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains @ Music Box


8:00 ARecord Store Day

2:00 PGrease Sing-A-Long @ Music Box

3:00 PSasha Frere-Jones @ Corbett vs. Dempsey

3:30 PThe Greenhorns @ Beans & Bagels

6:30 P20x2 Chicago @ Schubas

8:00 PThe Mountain Goats @ Old Town School

8:00 PFunk Fest @ Subterranean


11:00 AEaster Egg Hunt @ Longman & Eagle

2:00 PWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @ Music Box

6:00 PCake Frame 2 @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

6:00 PDark Matter Devil's Lettuce Release Party

8:00 PThe Mountain Goats @ Old Town School


9:00 PSecret History of Chicago Music Anniversary show @ Empty Bottle


8:00 PChicago Pun Slam @ Door No. 3


5:00 PTaste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

6:00 PWorld Book Night @ W&CF

6:00 PRioja Wine Dinner @ Senza

7:30 PThe Strange Love of Molly Louvain @ Patio Theater

7:30 PSound Opinions at the Movies: Almost Famous


12:00 PDining Out for Life

6:00 PNot Another Beer Dinner @ The Dawson

6:00 P"Whiskies of the World" Dinner @ Schubas

7:30 PBring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

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