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Only the Best

Newcity released its annual Best of Chicago issue, with shout-outs to Jackie Robinson West, the pizza and beer special at Simone's, and running through Rosehill Cemetery.

An Addicting Melange

Chicagoist traces the evolution of pumpkin spice from a blend of flavors used to season pies to a seasonal coffee phenomenon.

Scary Traffic on Lake Shore Drive

Strong wind gusts knocked over light poles and carried lake waters onto northbound Lake Shore Drive -- so avoid it if you can.

Blooming Potholes

Artist Jim Bachor's latest artistic approach to potholes (previously) is to fill them with flower mosaics.

Behind the Bop

A documentary by Fader shares the party roots and moves of Chicago's growing Bop movement of hip hop. [via]

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Shuffling Papers

As predicted, the Tribune bought the Sun-Times' suburban papers today, while the Sun-Times launched its Journatic-like aggregated national "app network."

The Scariest Halloween

During Halloween 1982, the city was terrified by much more than ghosts and ghouls -- the Tylenol Poisonings had folks frightened for the kids' lives.

Unreal Kitchen

After becoming a viral hit last Halloween with its Alinea parody, Real Kitchen felt the need to follow up this year. The result is Veritable & The Scullery.

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Every Building Tells a Story

The Architecture Foundation launched Skyline Stories, a multimedia exploration of some of the city's most iconic buildings. [via]

A Toast to the Dead

Eater maps Chicago's most haunted bars and restaurants, while the Tribune shows you where the famous and infamous are buried.

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Archives

“Abandoning his Powerpoint-style slideshow for a 'fuck it...what do you wanna know?' approach, Maxwell's open-endedness miffed some festival subscribers but opened the floodgates for a more expansive dialogue.”

read more in Book Club

Under the Hood

Book Club

Bookmarks

by Miden Wood

Transmission

Halloween Prom Scene

by Andrew Huff

A/C

Nightcrawler, Horns, Citizenfour, Before I Go To Sleep & Harmontown

by Steve Prokopy

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: TONIGHT!

by Robyn Nisi

Mechanics

How an Overlooked Rauner Job Creation Plan Caused Problems Across America

by Jason Prechtel

Book Club

Weekend of Woe/"Wow!" at the Chicago Humanities Festival

by Alex Thompson

Book Club

Jamaica Kincaid Discusses Voice, Working at New Yorker

by Jack McCormick

A/C

"Mirror of Enlightenment" Arrives at Harris Theater

by Sarah Brooks

Transmission

Stars Align: Mike Maimone and Archie Powell

by Mike Ewing

A/C

Halloween! Visit Logan Square's Dr. Frankenstein

by A/C

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished

Slowdown

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