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Chicago Well Represented At South By Southwest 2011

Chicago Well Represented At South By Southwest 2011

Gapers Block  03. 7.2011
Lisa White posted a partial list on Sunday, but thanks to some computer wizardry, we're now able to share a much more complete list of...
Chicago Celebrates Casimir Pulaski Day

Chicago Celebrates Casimir Pulaski Day

  03. 7.2011
Monday is Casimir Pulaski Day, which honors a man who is considered a war hero in both the United States and Poland. The Illinois General...
Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' Final Selection For 'One Book, One Chicago'

Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' Final Selection For 'One Book, One Chicago'

Chicago Sun-Times  03. 4.2011
Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman's Chicago-inspired novel about a fantasy world beneath London, is the 20th selection of "One Book, One Chicago"--and...
Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League Welcomes Transgender Team Member

Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League Welcomes Transgender Team Member

  03. 4.2011
By Ross Forman, courtesy of the Windy City Times The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League has taken a bold step off the track that will...
It's Paczki Day Somewhere: Where To Get The Sweet Treats

It's Paczki Day Somewhere: Where To Get The Sweet Treats

  03. 3.2011
Last year, Chicagoans celebrated Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday, but some say the Polish tradition of eating lots of the sweet pastries actually...
The Man Behind 'Mayor Daley Forever'

The Man Behind 'Mayor Daley Forever'

The A.V. Club Chicago  02.23.2011
With Election Day at hand, it's nearly time for Chicago to give Mayor Daley the old heave-ho. For Nick Adam, though, Daley's departure...
Chicago Sex Blogger Kicks Off Lady Porn Day

Chicago Sex Blogger Kicks Off Lady Porn Day

Jen Sabella  02.22.2011
Chicago-based sex journalist and blogger Rachel Rabbit White was ready to have an open conversation about pornography and masturbation...
PHOTO: Artist Creates 'Social Media Mural' For Miguel del Valle

PHOTO: Artist Creates 'Social Media Mural' For Miguel del Valle

Will Guzzardi  02.21.2011
Maya Escobar knew she wanted to support the mayoral campaign of Miguel del Valle. She just didn't know how. The performance artist and...
Conservative Neighbors Oppose Historic Little Village Gay Bar

Conservative Neighbors Oppose Historic Little Village Gay Bar

Gaper's Block  02.17.2011
The stretch of 26th Street that makes the heart of Chicago's Little Village neighborhood is vibrant on a Friday night. The smell of taco...
Macy's Selling Painting Of SNL's Seth Meyers For $5,500

Macy's Selling Painting Of SNL's Seth Meyers For $5,500

WBEZ  01.26.2011
If you want to see great artwork, you should check out the Art Institute. Or you could always head over to the West Loop gallery district...
Strike A Pose: Chicago's Thriving Underground Ball Scene

Strike A Pose: Chicago's Thriving Underground Ball Scene

Gapers Block  01.21.2011
It's a snowy December night on the South Side and the ballroom has filled up quickly. There are guys in tailored suits, girls in red-heeled...
India In Chicago: A Guide To Devon Avenue

India In Chicago: A Guide To Devon Avenue

Chicago Magazine  01. 5.2011
A switch went off in my head three decades back and, before you could say "Mahabalipuram," I was infatuated with India. The obsession is...
Art Institute Is Free Every Weekday In January

Art Institute Is Free Every Weekday In January

  01. 4.2011
The Art Institute of Chicago is kicking off the New Year in a generous mode. For the next month, admission at the museum will be free every...