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Posts Tagged: Chicago

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Hey. Kid. You wanna buy a weekend Rumpus roundup?

If you missed yesterday’s Sunday Rumpus essay, “Through the Throat” by Ethel Rohan, you’ll want to correct that error immediately. A snippet:

By then Dad was in the hospital six weeks and I had kissed him more times than ever before in my life combined and sometimes joked to my sisters, “If there’s a mother of a miracle and he gets well, he’ll kill us for all these kisses.”

And if you’re in New York or Chicago, don’t forget to check out our events columns for those cities!

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Notable Chicago 10/27–11/2

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Sunday 10/27: Every week, you’re invited to join poets and spectators alike for the Uptown Poetry Slam. This is where slam poetry began and where it continues to grow. 7 PM, $6, The Green Mill.

Monday 10/28: If you’ve been working on a piece to be read aloud, may I suggest stopping by Do Not Submit?

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“It’s A War Zone Around There”

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After a year marked by several horrific mass shootings (on the heels of other years marked by somewhat fewer horrific mass shootings), gun violence has been on all our minds.

This American Life addressed the issue with a two-part episode about the daily lives of students and staff at a Chicago high school where twenty-nine students were recently shot, eight of whom died—not in one large event but in isolated shootings over a series of months.

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Stakeout

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The villain struck early, usually just before dawn while the streets of Chicago were quiet, when most of its residents were still asleep, when it was unlikely there would be witnesses. He was stealthy and efficient, and his victims never realized what hit them until it was too late.

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E-Books: “the book-cover equivalent of burqas”

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In the Chicago Tribune, Christopher Borrelli bemoans the rise of e-books for taking away “the genuine soul” that “the randomness and variety and art work of a tangible book being cradled by a commuter” lends to the city.

Plus, it seriously hinders his ability to “eavesdrop on what you’re reading.”

Check out the article and the cool reader map of the Chicago L here.

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Aural Fixations, The Rumpus Mixtape #2: Chicago

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Chicago.

Sometimes it gets overlooked as a great city as we tend to focus our energies on considering the coasts and leave the interior as a great blur in our minds.

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Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement Coming Soon

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A brand new festival called Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement is making its way to Chicago this September, with the aim of reinventing Vaudeville in a contemporary context with some hybrid musical/carnivalesque acts.

If it seems like this is a lofty goal, no worries, there are some guaranteed great performers in the lineup like Bill Callahan and a free “Renegade Craft Fair.” Details here.

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