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A Passing Chance

Pau Gasol's passing prowess could help the Bulls "bend defenses in ways we haven't seen for a decade," writes Ian Levy in Vice.

Divvying Up the City

Take a look at last year's Divvy ridership, mapped by distance and destination by data scientist Gabriel Gaster. [via]

Follow at a Safe Distance

Kevin Selagea was cycling through Skokie when a driver began tailgating him. Fortunately, it wasn't for long -- a police officer pulled the tailgater over and ticketed him. [via]

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The Other Museum Campus

The DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago's museums and others have joined forces to create the Museum Campus South.

The Bed Bug Defense

Residents of the Milshire Hotel SRO argue bed bug contamination is so bad that evicting them from the building would be a threat to the public health.

Cyclist Sting

Mechanics from area bike shops are posing as buyers to help police catch bicycle thieves.

So Many Fish Burgers

Fishermen caught more than 2.5 million pounds of Asian carp over the past four years, trying to keep the invasive species from taking over nearby waterways.

Inartful Dodgers

Walgreens is still considering moving its headquarters overseas to save money on taxes.

Rock Around the Clock

Jack White performed an epic three-hour-long set last night, his longest ever.

Kids and Their Cancer Cures

South Side teen Keven Stonewall worked on a colon cancer vaccine at Rush University during his senior year of high school.


“I could barely distinguish Rick's faint murmurs through the orange walls, something about how Spaniards added hard-boiled eggs on top their gazpacho.”

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Under the Hood


Chicago's Attempts at Fighting Graffiti

by Monica Reida


Hercules, Lucy, A Most Wanted Man, I Origins, And So It Goes, Happy Christmas, Magic in the Moonlight, Under the Electric Sky & Closed Curtain

by Steve Prokopy

Book Club


by Miden Wood

Drive Thru

Friday Foodpic: Tomatoes are Coming

by Robyn Nisi


Artful Interviews at Pitchfork Music Festival

by Sarah Brooks

Book Club

Find Book Bargains at the Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale

by Miden Wood

Book Club

August is Nigh; Time to Funk Up Your Tuesday

by Miden Wood


Arm Wrestlers Test Their Strength at CLLAW XIX

by Miriam Finder

Book Club

Near Ye, Near Ye! Your Weekend in Words

by Danette Chavez


Get Your Tweedy On

by Anne Holub

The Grid: Lyrical Video Journalism

To be Demolished: Documenting 100
Threatened Buildings



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