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Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

John Malkovich imitates the subjects of 35 iconic photographs, including Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, and Muhammad Ali, for a new project by photographer Sandro Miller.

Goodbye, Finkl

The Finkl & Sons steel factory campus in Lincoln Park will be demolished within the next six to 12 months.

Rally Behind the Eagle

Help preserve the Logan Square monument by buying a limited edition poster.

Marathon Eating

Chef Graham Elliot will be hosting a cooking demonstration showcasing healthy meals for runners in honor of the upcoming Chicago Marathon. Take home recipes and sample food at Mariano's in the West Loop on Sept 24.

RIP Sheldon Patinkin

Improv pioneer Sheldon Patinkin, who was a mentor to many comedians and a member of the group that spawned The Second City, died Sunday.

Our Kind of Mess

Despite rating the city as one of the worst when it comes to crime and taxes, two-thirds of residents would stay in the Chicagoland area even if money was no object.

Join the Pity Party

Puddles, "the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice" who beautifully covered Lorde's "Royals," is coming to the Mayne Stage for two shows Oct. 15.

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Names on the Wall

NewCity's annual Art 50 list drops the names you should know in the local art scene.

Show Me the Way to the Next Microbrewery

We just announced the latest Gapers Block Microbrewery Crawl, visiting Lagunitas, Goose Island, BreakRoom and Begyle on Oct. 11. Tickets are on sale now!

New Archbishop Announced

In case you missed it in the news Friday or at church on Sunday, Pope Francis named Bishop Blase Cupich, the current bishop of Spokane, WA, to be the next archbishop of Chicago, succeeding the ailing Cardinal George.

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“With the winter comes that recurring tradition wherein a thick, calloused sheath forms around the hearts of Chicago sports fans, inuring them against the perfecta of both supporting their teams outdoors, in the cold, and having the team in question do precious little to justify enduring such conditions.”

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Under the Hood

Tailgate

Blackhawks Hit Camp While Cap Adjustments Loom

by Jim Crago

Drive Thru

Announcing the Gapers Block Microbrewery Crawl Oct. 11

by Andrew Huff

Transmission

Lincoln Hall Gets Weird With Tobacco

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club

Bookmarks

by Miden Wood

A/C

Five Must-Sees at the Reeling LGBT Film Festival

by Megan Daley

A/C

The Maze Runner, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Guest, This Is Where I Leave You, Tusk, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them & The Zero Theorem

by Steve Prokopy

Tailgate

You Can Buy Alshon Jeffery Stock, but Should You?

by Chad Ruter

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Purple Cabbage

by Robyn Nisi

Mechanics

Fight for $15 Continues American Legacy of Social Movements

by Rachel Anspach

A/C

Joffrey Ballet kicks off 20th Chicago season

by Miriam Finder

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished

Slowdown

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