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A Toast to 'Da Bars'

With thriving neighborhood bars, local distilleries, and a cutting-edge cocktail scene, GQ calls Chicago the Greatest Drinking City in America.

Passing the PAC test

Ben Joravsky has a few tips for anyone considering running for alderman on how to avoid the ire of Mayor Emanuel and the (officially unaffiliated) Chicago Forward political action committee.

Open Hen House

Check out the chicks and chickens in backyards across the city during the 5th Annual Windy City Coop Tour. [via]

A Home for Every Vet

Mayor Emanuel announced a plan to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.

Old Technology Makes Way for New

Lane Tech High School shut down its architecture program, even as it cuts the ribbon on a new robotics lab and maker space.

Pick Up a Flyer

Eric May reflects on his days as a raver kid in the '90s, and shares a bunch of vintage flyers. [via]

Time to Get Social

Social Media Week is next week, and the full schedule is up for your perusal.

Orange is the New Talkback

"Orange is the New Black" staff writer Nick Jones will be at Stage Left Theater doing a Q&A after this Friday's performance of his play, The Coward.

Probably not Crawling Division

So you know that Chicago Christmas Crawl? It's probably not happening, at least not with any resemblance to Twelve Bars of Christmas. Ald. Moreno tells RedEye he's going to try to put the kibosh on the organizer's original plans.

Evanston's the Place to Be

24/7WallSt made a list of "America's 50 Best Cities to Live" (sic) and put Evanston at #5.


“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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Announcing the Gapers Block Microbrewery Crawl Oct. 11

by Andrew Huff


Lincoln Hall Gets Weird With Tobacco

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club


by Miden Wood


Five Must-Sees at the Reeling LGBT Film Festival

by Megan Daley


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


You Can Buy Alshon Jeffery Stock, but Should You?

by Chad Ruter

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Purple Cabbage

by Robyn Nisi


Fight for $15 Continues American Legacy of Social Movements

by Rachel Anspach


Joffrey Ballet kicks off 20th Chicago season

by Miriam Finder


Fans Effectively Evaluate White Sox Defense

by Mike Chamernik

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



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