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Modern Masterpieces

Project Onward is a Bridgeport art studio and gallery that showcases artists with mental and physical disabilities. There's an exhibition in the space Oct. 15-18.

A Real Chicago Guide

Men's Journal's "local's guide to the 'real' Chicago" is actually pretty good, thanks to an actual local (Ari Bendersky) writing it.

The Doctor Will See You Eventually

Chicago magazine analyzes wait times in 10 Chicagoland emergency rooms. It's gonna be awhile.

Ancient Maps of the City

Some of the oldest maps of Chicago were recently found in a north suburban estate sale. They'll be on display at the Chicago International Map Fair later this month.

Karen Lewis Removes her Hat

CTU President Karen Lewis talked with Channel 5's Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern to talk about her brain cancer, and took off her hat to show her scars publicly for the first time.

What to do with that Library Science Degree

Beyond the Stacks, a new podcast about interesting jobs in library and information science, kicked off with an interview with Gemma Petrie, a user experience researcher at Mozilla and former GB contributor.

Deleted Scenes in a Book?

A collector's edition of Allegiant, the third book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series, became available today on It's $20 (versus half that on Amazon) and includes "deleted scenes," excerpts from Natalie Prior's journal and a poster.

Fine for Eyes in the Sky

Chicago-based aerial photography company SkyPan International may be fined $1.9 million by the FAA for flying drones in restricted airspace above Chicago and New York.

Divvy for the People

Divvy workers unionized last year, and are now petitioning to earn a living wage. Lend your support here. Meanwhile, StreetsBlog looks at how the Divvy for Everyone program, intended to bring bikesharing to underprivileged communities, is going.

Get Your Motor Running

Moto Guild is a new collective workshop where anyone can work on their motorcycle or scooter, take classes and connect with other riders.


“When the phone rings at Halas Hall, everyone is now available.”

read more in Tailgate

Under the Hood


Glass Animals Turns The Riviera Into A Jungle

by Zach Blumenfeld


Zombie Seinfeld: The Walking Dead version of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer & George

by Jen Kraakevik


Black Button Eyes Productions' Goblin Market Shows Talent, Left Thinking about Closure

by Jen Kraakevik


Big Fans and Big Sound for Mew

by James Ziegenfus


Audiobakery's In Full Bloom

by Zach Blumenfeld


Theater Wit's Watson Intelligence Succeeds as a Tech-Driven, Time-Flipping Invention

by Nancy Bishop

Drive Thru

Corridor to Open on Southport Corridor

by Andrew Huff


Outgoing Signal: A Grateful Essay About the End of a Theater Company

by A/C


Catfish and the Bottlemen Returns to Chicago on 10/10 @ House of Blues: Transmission Catches Up With Bassist Benji Blakeway

by Zach Blumenfeld


The Internet at Bottom Lounge: Bumpin' Some Warm Vibes On The First Chilly Weekend Of Fall

by Zach Blumenfeld

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



5:30 PMaryrose Carroll @ Chicago Cultural Center

7:00 P"Memories From the Future" Closing Reception @ Josef Gilmer Gallery

8:00 PLies! Fiction Reading @ Cafe Mustache

8:00 PThe Cheats: Theatre Thursdays @ Steep Theatre Company

9:40 PTobias Jesso, Jr. @ Empty Bottle


5:00 PFall Fest: Harvest Hopdown @ The Plaza

6:00 PAndersonville Arts Weekend

6:00 PChicago Arts District Open House

7:00 PLumpen Release Party @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

7:30 PJarrett Neal @ Women & Children First

8:00 PMama @ Hideout

9:00 PJimmy Osbourne @ Double Door


10:00 AAndersonville Arts Weekend

11:00 ANorthern Grade @ 1st Ward

11:00 AChicago Arts District Open House

11:00 ATeen Workshop: Experimental Photography @ The Art Institute

11:00 ATeen Workshop: Experimental Photography @ The Art Institute

12:00 PHandmade Market @ Empty Bottle

1:00 PBacon & Beer Classic

3:00 PThe Paper Machete @ Green Mill

4:00 PBank of America Marathon Pasta Dinner @ The Plaza

6:00 PMucca Pazza @ Metro

6:00 P"Heavy Cream" Opening @ Rational Park

7:30 P50 States of Gay @ Under the Gun Theater


7:20 AChicago Marathon

10:00 AAndersonville Arts Weekend

11:00 ANorthern Grade @ 1st Ward

12:00 PFall Adventure Day @ Northerly Island

6:00 PTaste of the Nation @ Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

8:00 PThat's All She Wrote 3 Year Anniversary Show @ Great Lakes Tattoo


7:00 PMovie Monday @ The Drake

8:00 PDIIV @ Thalia Hall


7:00 PCurbside Splendor Publishing @ Poetry Foundation

7:00 PIllusion Travels by Streetcar @ Northeastern Illinois

7:30 PSappho's Salon @ Women & Children First

7:30 PThis Much Is True @ Mrs. Murphy's & Sons


6:00 PWBEZ Chef Battle @ Kendall College

7:30 PCléo from 5 to 7 @ Music Box

8:00 PThe First Time: First Sign @ Martyrs

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