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Black Panther’s identity politics give the superhero genre a fresh spin

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    Black Panther's identity politics give the superhero genre a fresh spin
    The first black superhero in mainstream American comics, Marvel's Black Panther came with an African pedigree: in real life he's the ancestral king of a small, impoverished sub-Saharan nation that conceals a secret empire, the whole operation empowered by an asteroid from outer space.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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Rocks Is Bringing Its Relaxed Bar Vibe to River North

Less than four months after reopening Rocks Lakeview after the fire, the owners of the beloved bar and restaurant are opening another location. They’re taking over an empty bar space at 751 N. Clark Street in River North. It’s Rocks’ third location; they also run a bar/restaurant in North Center.

    Rocks Is Bringing Its Relaxed Bar Vibe to River North
    Less than four months after reopening Rocks Lakeview after the fire, the owners of the beloved bar and restaurant are opening another location. They're taking over an empty bar space at 751 N. Clark Street in River North. It's Rocks' third location; they also run a bar/restaurant in North Center.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Renting In Wicker Park: What Will $1,300 Get You?

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    Renting In Wicker Park: What Will $1,300 Get You?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Wicker Park? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to scoring an apartment in this Chicago neighborhood if you've got $1,300 / month earmarked for your rent.
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    WOW!!!! You can get a three bedroom, one bath apartment with on site laundry West of Kedzie Ave. in Humboldt Park for less than that!!! Guess it is time to move West for the best deals on rentals! Humboldt Park welcomes you all.

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Old Town Finally Knows What Will Replace Salpicón on Wells Street

...signs of what will replace the Wells Street stalwart. The owners of the building at 1252 N. Wells Street are hiring for a new 100-seat restaurant called The Optima...

...in Wonderland, in 2016. It’s located a block south of The Optima site at 1208 N. Wells Street. Two years ago, The Rabbit Hole’s owners said they were looking to open multiple...

    Old Town Finally Knows What Will Replace Salpicón on Wells Street
    It's been more than two years since Salpicón - a trailblazer for Mexican cuisine in Chicago for 22 years - closed in Old Town. Now there are signs of what will replace the Wells Street stalwart. The owners of the building at 1252 N. Wells Street are hiring for a new 100-seat restaurant called The Optima.
    https://chicago.eater.com

9 hours ago

Make room for chicken shawarma in your healthy lineup

More than thirty years ago when I worked and lived on Chicago's near Northside I was fortunate to be near not one, but two terrific restaurants serving gyro's (the Athenium Room on Webster, which is still there, the other, around North and Clybourn, is gone).

    Make room for chicken shawarma in your healthy lineup
    More than thirty years ago when I worked and lived on Chicago's near Northside I was fortunate to be near not one, but two terrific restaurants serving gyro's (the Athenium Room on Webster, which is still there, the other, around North and Clybourn, is gone).
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Steppenwolf’s The Burn Remixes Mean Girls With Young Witches of Salem

The Burn continues at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, through March 10. Like other SYA productions, it offers weekday performances only for school groups...

    Steppenwolf's The Burn Remixes Mean Girls With Young Witches of Salem - Third Coast Review
    Philip Dawkins' new play, The Burn, blends today's online world with Arthur Miller's The Crucible. The real life "mean girls" in The Burn are distant cousins of the young women who participate in the witchcraft scenes in the colonial-era drama. Steppenwolf for Young Adults follows up its excellent production of The Crucible last fall with...
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Review: “You Got Older”

(L to R) Caroline Neff (Mae) and Francis Guinan (Dad) in a scene from “You Got Older” now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., in the downstairs theatre, through March 11. – Michael Brosilow.

    Review: "You Got Older" - hpherald.com
    SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through March 11 Tickets: $20-$89 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic You've probably heard the advice to young writers to "write about what you know," but judging by the Chicago premiere of Clare Barron's "You Got Older" at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, it should ...
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15 hours ago

Do You Dream of a Rooftop Terrace with Trees? 1255 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast

Do You Dream of a Rooftop Terrace with Trees? 1255 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast

    Do You Dream of a Rooftop Terrace with Trees? 1255 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast
    This 2-bedroom duplex penthouse in The Churchill at 1255 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast recently came on the market. This unit has many of the vintage features you would expect in this building including French doors, built-ins and crown molding.
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Aurélien apartments are a fun, friendly must-see in River North

When you visit Aurélien, a 31-story River North luxury tower at 833 N Clark, you’ll enter one of the most welcoming social spaces in downtown Chicago. The lobby lounges are a must-see, a place to be seen, and just one of the reasons for Aurélien’s rapid rent-up.

    Aurélien apartments are a fun, friendly must-see in River North
    When you visit Aurélien, a 31-story River North luxury tower at 833 N Clark, you'll enter one of the most welcoming social spaces in downtown Chicago. The lobby lounges are a must-see, a place to be seen, and just one of the reasons for Aurélien's rapid rent-up.
    http://yochicago.com

20 hours ago

Sentences Handed Down In Boystown Hold-Ups And Armed Robbery Near Lincoln Park Hotel

...of Mount Prospect pushed the 28-year-old Lakeview woman into a gangway in the 1800 block of North

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...hotel: A five-time convicted felon accused of robbing a woman outside of Hotel Lincoln, 1816 North Clark, in May has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Dumas Jamal Dumas, 22, of...

    Sentences Handed Down In Boystown Hold-Ups And Armed Robbery Near Lincoln Park Hotel
    Sentences have been handed down in two Boystown-area robberies and an armed robbery outside of a Lincoln Park boutique hotel: A five-time convicted felon accused of robbing a woman outside of Hotel Lincoln, 1816 North Clark, in May has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

20 hours ago

Chicago’s worst intersections turned into minimalist map art

...he started researching the city’s most notorious intersections—one being Wicker Park’s Milwaukee, Damen and North intersection. He did find it interesting that Chicago has worked to redesign some of the...

    Chicago's worst intersections turned into minimalist map art
    While most of us can say we lack a fondness for Chicago's intersections, that isn't the case for Seattle-based artist Peter Gorman. When Gorman took a year-long, 11,000-mile bike ride around the United States in 2014 he was inspired by the different, and sometimes frustrating, intersections he encountered on his trip.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

20 hours ago

Fires at iconic Mag Mile tower point to sprinkler concern

...Team has learned that fires broke out in two different apartments on Sunday at the 875 N. Michigan Ave. building. The separate fires were in units on distant floors, hours apart.A 32-year...

The fire was contained to one unit, according to authorities. The residential entrance is at 175 E. Delaware Place.

    Fires at iconic Mag Mile tower point to sprinkler concern
    A few days after the name of the John Hancock Center was changed, an old concern has surfaced: lack of fire sprinklers in the residential portion of the skyscraper. The I-Team has learned that fires broke out in two different apartments on Sunday at the 875 N. Michigan Ave. building.
    http://abc7chicago.com

27 hours ago

Sound check: Skyline series brings Seven Corners to BaseCamp

• Scotch The Filmmaker, Gills, The Dracu-LAHS, The Weathermakers: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Nation featuring Jay Nem, TECKO, COEXST, Eddie Riot, Mark A. Matras, Joe Buddha Fischer: 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Exit, 1315 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5; free before midnight. (773) 395-2700 or exit-chicago.com.

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...2018: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb, 23 and 24, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. Friday features Hexes, Woody Goss, Sidewalk Chalk, Chicago Loud 9, Astro Samurai, Deep Fayed...

• Chase Aways, The Linden Method, Rotten Mouth, Invictus, Torch the Hive: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Hitmen: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Big Something, Chachuba: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $40. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

• Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $42-$52. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

...Reservoir, Social Que, The Remnant: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

• Ezra Furman and The Visions, Saint Pe, Anna Burch: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $16-$20. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

    Sound check: Skyline series brings Seven Corners to BaseCamp
    On the music scene: Naperville's Seven Corners headlines February's Skyline Music Concert Series concert at BaseCamp Pub with Caitlin Edwards and Blameless Lake; Up and At Them MS research benefit is at Beat Kitchen; Blacklist Regulars play in Downers Grove.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

36 hours ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Starcrawler, Ezra Furman, Options

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    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Starcrawler, Ezra Furman, Options
    Newcomers and homecomings make up most of this week's concerts where quality and fun are of no shortage. Starcrawler The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Drenched in power pop urgency and classic rock pastiche, LA band Starcrawler finds its way forward by journeying through music's past.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Weekend picks: New Jersey comedian Bret Ernst plays Pheasant Run

• The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

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...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

• City Mouth, Out the Car Window, Cup Check, Short Handed, The Flips: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $5-$8. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Rebelution: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $47. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

• Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

• An acoustic evening with The Cold Mourning, Killing gods, Bubbles Erotica, The Hoodie Life: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $8. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

• Paul Luc: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

• Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekend picks: New Jersey comedian Bret Ernst plays Pheasant Run
    Comedian Bret Ernst ("This is Not Happening," "Beer League") returns to perform a series of standup gigs at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $25 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 524-0001 or zanies.com. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

37 hours ago

Chicago Weather: Heavy rains, potholes creating problems on roads across area

Big craters and cracks have been opening up all across the city, including a nasty one on Halsted Street near Willow Street. All of it has been made worse by the rain and recent snow.

    Chicago Weather: Heavy rains, potholes creating problems on roads across area
    Heavy rains, melting snow and potholes have created problems on Chicago area roadways Tuesday morning, particularly in the southwest suburbs. The Chicago area is under a Flood Watch until 6 a.m. Wednesday and a Flood Warning is in effect for urban areas and small streams until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
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