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Joking with POTUS

A man told President Obama, "Don't touch my girlfriend," while the Commander-in-chief was casting his vote here.

Keef Cut Loose

Chief Keef has reportedly been dropped from his label, Interscope Records.

Ready for Anything

While it's unlikely anyone will be diagnosed with Ebola here, four local hospitals are prepared to treat the disease.

Beer Runners

Minibar is now delivering beer, wine, and spirits in Chicago.

Plenty of Bars

Chicagoans get the best cell service in the country on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, according to an industry group.

Trib Empire Grows at S-T's Expense

Robert Feder reports that the Tribune is buying the Sun-Times' suburban papers; Wrapports will publish just the Sun-Times and Reader after the deal. UPDATE: Feder has an email from Wrapports CEO Timothy Knight to employees.

Where's that Satire Label?

The latest fake news junking up your Facebook feed is one claiming a man died in a Waukegan haunted house and wasn't found for nearly two weeks.

Best of the City

NewCity's annual Best of Chicago poll is now open.

Foo Fighters' Next Show is Inside Wrigley

A week after playing the Cubby Bear to celebrate the launch of their HBO documentary series, the Foo Fighters announced they're playing Wrigley Field next summer. Get your tickets Oct. 27.

From Paris to Hell's Kitchen

The Daily Beast's Bill Schulz interviewed Joakim Noah about his life and loves -- and pot.


“Take notes, and don't be afraid to see something to haven't heard of -- that's the point of a film festival, isn't it?”

read more in A/C

Under the Hood


Django Festival All-Stars & Cyrille Aimee to Perform Beautiful Tribute on 10/24

by Sarah Brooks


Giordano Dance Opens Fall Season With Ray Leeper Premiere

by Miriam Finder


"How Do You Do?" Find out at 20x2 Chicago Oct. 25

by Andrew Huff


Openlands Builds Green Space for Chicago Public Schools

by Becky Schultz


Porchlight Stages Rousing Version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

by Alice Singleton

Drive Thru

My Adventure Cooking Pig's Head

by Judy Wu

Book Club

Clarence Page in Discussion @ The Union League Club

by Miden Wood

Drive Thru

SmallBar Division to Close

by Andrew Huff


Schubas Swooned For John Mark Nelson and Kara Laudon

by Julian Ramirez

Book Club

Blind's Self-Pitying Narrator is Tough to Love

by Robert Kingett

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



12:00 PPanel Discussion with Photography Susan Meiselas

5:30 PLocal Brews, Local Grooves @ House of Blues

6:00 PLafite Wine Tasting @ Sofitel

6:00 PCao Fei: Haze & Fog @ Gene Siskel Film Center

7:00 PEnglewood International Film Festival

7:00 PStars Align @ GMan Tavern

9:00 PCass McCombs & Meat Puppets @ Empty Bottle

9:00 PChicagoist 10th Anniversary Party


12:00 PGreen Festival @ Navy Pier

5:00 PSketchbook Swap Exhibition @ Jupiter Outpost

5:00 POpening Reception @ Aspect / Ratio

6:00 PThe City Lost & Found @ Art Institute

6:00 POpening Reception: Andrew Barco & Eddie Breitweiser @ ThreeWalls

6:30 P53rd Ward: After Dark @ Hideout

6:30 PEnglewood International Film Festival

7:30 PProject Recall: HCL @ Mana Contemporary

8:00 PThe Atlas Moth @ Beat Kitchen

10:00 PPsychemagik @ Smart Bar


9:00 AEnglewood International Film Festival

11:00 AChicago Humanities Festival

11:00 AGreen Festival @ Navy Pier

3:00 PRed Scare 10th Anniversary @ Metro

5:00 POpening Reception: Thresh/hold @ Roman Susan ANNEX

6:30 P20x2 Chicago @ Schubas

7:30 PThe Toasters @ Beat Kitchen

8:00 PSpektral Quartet @ Constellation

10:00 PThe Shit Show @ Collaboraction Theater


11:00 AChicago Humanities Festival

11:00 AGreen Festival @ Navy Pier

12:00 PBeat Swap Meet @ Empty Bottle

1:00 POpening Reception @ PEREGRINEPROGRAM

2:00 P9th Annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl

4:00 POpening Reception: Nicole Dyer & Matt Hilvers @ South of the Tracks

6:00 PThe Adventures of Danny & Mike @ Lincoln Hall

6:00 PEnglewood International Film Festival

6:00 PFor Grace Premiere @ Portage Theater


7:00 PShamblers' Ball @ Public House Theatre

8:43 PNude Beach @ Subterranean

9:43 POozing Wound @ Empty Bottle


6:30 PChemistry of Chocolate @ Peggy Notebaert Museum

7:00 PRobin Dluzen Artist Talk @ Lillstreet Loft

8:00 PThe Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs'

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