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New Links to Chicago

A aggregation site called Voat looks a lot like Reddit but its creators say it's different, focusing on usability and privacy.

Post Mortem

The Sun-Times' former Homicide Watch editor Michael Lansu opens up about his time covering every murder in the city.

The Parable of Mustard Girl

One woman is vying to become the new queen of condiments.

Taxing the Cloud

Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are nine percent more expensive in Chicago due to new taxes imposed by the City.

Truckin' Into Town for the Dead?

The internet abounds with lists of what to do when you go to the Grateful Dead shows (or listening parties) this weekend (including what you can't bring into Soldier Field) and things to do during all the inbetween time. (Bravo, DNAinfo on the Steal Your Face map icon).

Millennial

The next Cub added to the roster will be the team's 2,000th player.

Helping Font

Artist Ian Todd tried to help homeless people by redesigning their cardboard signs.

What's the Deal with Murder?

I didn't think stand-up comedy had anything to do with solving crimes, but the short "Murder She Joked" proves I was hilariously wrong.

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Still Moving

Chicago's juke scene is continuing to break new ground and spread around the world in the era after DJ Rashad.

A Decade in the Making

Masada's Shadi Ramli spent a decade building the massive Middle Eastern restaurant in Logan Square.

Archives

“Crowdfunding is always, always about crowdbuilding and connecting to a larger audience at a specific time. If the goal was just fundraising, there are much less painful ways to do that.”

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A Night of Coffee

by Jessica Easto

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Our Picks for Pitchfork, a Contest!

by Sarah Brooks

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Sale's Strikeout Streak Survives for Sox

by Mike Chamernik

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Steaks with a View at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

by Judy Wu

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Bulls Offseason Checklist Nearly Complete

by Chris Zois

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Goodman Theatre Stages Chekhovian Love Letter in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Nancy Bishop

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R&B Goddess Kehlani Kicks off Inagural Tour at Lincoln Hall

by Emily Ornberg

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Watching Team USA Kick Ass in the Park

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Gapers Block Hosts Third Annual Hot Dog Cookoff for Charity August 1

by Andrew Huff

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Dastardly Emerges With a New Sound on "The Hollow"

by Sarah Brooks

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings

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