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Chronicles of Old Chicago

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Discover the fascinating history of Chicago through 24 dramatic, fact-filled, humorous true stories about the events and colorful characters that make up Chicago’s history. From Potawatomi Indians, to the reviled Al Capone to the esteemed Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama, author and tour guide Adam Selzer outlines the history of the city, from the Great Fire of 1871, famous ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to: Pitchfork Festival

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  This weekend is the six annual Pitchfork Festival in the online magazine’s hometown of Chicago. The festival was conceived as an effort to create a moderately priced, yet still well curated, festival for music fans. And while the festival had to bump its prices this year, it still remains one of the cheaper alternatives to the summer festival scene. Read More »

How To Bow, Surviving the Olympics, and Hot Hotel Sex Sandwiches

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  Have you always wanted to make love on a carousel, in a space capsule, or tucked between the meat and veg of a giant sandwich? Well, then, Chicago has a romantic themed hotel suite perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebrations… you sick, sick monster. [AV Club]   President Obama has picked New York artist Chuck Close, writer Jhumpa Lahiri, ... Read More »

Caravaggio in Chicago

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If all our talk of our upcoming guide to Art + Travel Europe has you thirsting to see the real thing, then you’re in luck–well, at least if you live in Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City’s premier art museum, is currently hosting Caravaggio’s 1601 masterpiece Read More »

One Week Only: Wesley Willis’ Joy Ride

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Woah! Well our weekend viewing schedule just got a little more jam-packed. The folks over at Pitchfork.TV are hosting rock doc (or should we say rock-you-mentry) ‘Wesley Willis’ Joy Ride’ for ONE WEEK ONLY, and we’ve got it here, too. The film tells the story of a Willis, the obese and schizophrenic “savant-garde” musician, and frontman of the Wesley Willis ... Read More »

Cinema Chat: Ron Hogan

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For contemporary movie-goers it might be tough to imagine a time before movies went on-location. But it wasn’t until the 1976 film ‘Rocky‘ hit the streets of Philadelphia that moviemakers really started to step out of the studio. To find out more about this explosive time in movie-making history, we chatted with Ron Hogan, curator of lit blog Beatrice, and ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

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In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

Big in Beijing: Nick Frisch Reports

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Want proof that your club is hot? How about a surprise show from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. That’s just what happened at Beijing’s D-22 (242 Chengfu Lu, Beijing; +86 6265 3177) this Friday night. And it’s just another sign that the city’s up-and-coming music scene is starting to be taken seriously (no, make that super-seriously) on the international level.   ... Read More »

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