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The Grid

Three 360° Videos from The Grid


Ben Kolak & Kiyomi Mino


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Truth in Reality Television

A South Loop man who was a contestant on "Bachelorette" said producers coached him on what to say and do on the show.

You're Not Batman

Police hope speed bumps will keep people from racing illegally on Lower Wacker Drive.

Three 360° Videos from The Grid

Today GB's documentary video series, The Grid, features three 360° videos shot with a special six-camera rig. The videos, which let you point the "camera" in any direction, are about the April 28th demonstration at the CPD headquarters, droning in the Chicago Park District and the Art Institute's recent MFA show.

House's Broken Home

Boiler Room's Gabriel Szatan traversed Chicago to examine why house music is flourishing globally but struggling locally.

Fart Science

Food writer Dennis Lee created a "Fart Dip" full of flatulence-inducing ingredients - and braced for the results.

Defining "Chiraq"

Chicago Magazine credits South Side MC King Louie for coining "Chiraq" back in 2009 before a track by Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb took the term mainstream in 2014.

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A New Elevated Park?

Residents want to turn a defunct Union Pacific rail line on the Northwest Side into an elevated path like the 606.

Last-Minute Oohs and Ahhs

Navy Pier is hosting a "surprise" fireworks show tonight to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

Pitched the Bricks

Some of the personalized bricks near Wrigley Field paid for by Cubs fans turned up in a landfill - the team said it was necessary for construction and owners were notified.

"Treats in the Streets"

Artist Jim Bachor's pothole-filling mosaics are ice cream themed this year.


“If you are upset that said filmmaking isn't solely centered on a male character, feel free to eat a dick.”

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Under the Hood


Based on a True Story @ Under the Gun Theater

by Kim Campbell

Book Club


by John Wawrzaszek


Acrobatica Infiniti to Debut Nerd Circus: An Interview with Director Tana Karo

by Kim Campbell


Tomorrowland, Slow West, Animals, Good Kill, I'll See You in My Dreams & In the Name of My Daughter

by Steve Prokopy


What We Know About the Bulls Offseason

by Chad Ruter


Avisail Garcia's Bat Emerges for White Sox

by Mike Chamernik


Five Gamer-Made Views of Chicago

by Mike Ewing


Beauty and Brains: SAIC Fashion 2015 Roundup

by Kelly Reaves


Memorial Day Awakening - 2015

by Mechanics


Numero's Secret Role in "Mad Men"

by Anne Holub

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



9:00 AChicago Combustion Rugby Tournament

10:00 ARandolph Street Market

11:00 AChicago Memorial Day Parade

12:00 PBelmont-Sheffield Music Fest

12:00 PMole de Mayo

2:30 PA Play About Immunity, Invulnerability @ Stage 773

7:00 PThe Sea and Cake @ Portage Theater

8:00 PReverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir

8:00 PRed Bull Sound Select Presents: Thundercat @ Thalia Hall

8:00 PNicholas Cueva "Absurd Walls" Opening Reception @ Dreamboat

9:00 PYou Are Here Festival


5:30 ABike the Drive @ Lake Shore Drive

10:00 ARandolph Street Market

12:00 PBelmont-Sheffield Music Fest

12:00 PMole de Mayo

6:00 PKirsten Leenaars' Notes on Empty Chairs @ MCA

9:00 PYou Are Here Festival


12:00 AMemorial Day


8:00 PThe 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival

8:00 PThe Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs'


12:15 PV3NTO @ Preston Bradley Hall

7:00 PUHF with Weird Al @ Music Box

8:00 POral @ the Annoyance

8:30 PPoetic Pilgrimage @ Old Town School


12:00 PEat to the Beat: Chicago Academy for the Arts

6:00 PSTAND UP for Equality's Love Is Love

7:00 PCHIRP 5th Anniversary @ Moxee Restaurant


6:30 PJaime Foster Solo Exhibition "Biophilia" @ Elephant Room Gallery

7:00 PDanny Floyd & Jeff Prokash "2 Tambours" Opening Reception @ Cornerstone

7:00 PJessica Hopper Reading @ Quimby's

8:00 PVance Joy @ Metro

8:30 PEcos del Pacifico Dance Party @ Szold Music and Dance Hall

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