The Chicago Reader is an American alternative weekly newspaper in Chicago, Illinois, noted for its literary style of journalism and coverage of the arts, particularly film and theater. It was founded by a group of friends from Carleton College.

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  • Laura Kelton has challenged Carly Gaskin of Celeste to create a cocktail with gas station pork rinds. Full story here: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/06/01/watch-carley-gaskin-class-up-a-pork-rind-cocktail-with-scotch Video by Elly Tier Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago_Reader on https://www.instagram.com/chicago_...

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  • The Vixen didn’t win over RuPaul, but she’s carrying on the fight for inclusivity that she began at the south side’s venerable Jeffery Pub. https://chicagoreader.com/x/48135666 The Block Beat was produced in collaboration with the Triibe. https://thetriibe.com/ More on the series: http://chicagoreader.com/blockbeat Follow Chicago Reader: https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader https://twitter.com...

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  • Ryan Smith talks with Zach Sharpe, who hails from the storied line of pinball wizards of the Sharpe family. Full story of the first family of pinball at: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/roger-sharpe-stern-pinball-chicago/Content?oid=47049643 Filmed at Stern Pro Circuit Championship Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL March 24, 2018 Video by Elizabeth Davidson

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  • We used a lazer cutter to make the hundreds of leaves you see on the cover of this year's annual marijuana issue. Full story here: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/04/23/how-we-got-all-those-pot-leaves-for-our-420day-issue Video produced by Jamie Ramsay Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago_Reader on https://www.instagr...

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  • Video by Scrappers Film Group Story by Yana Kunichoff at: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/jay-b-ross-entertainment-lawyer-muddy-screamin-house-blues/Content?oid=45974049 Entertainment lawyer Jay B. Ross fought for the people who made the music he loved An expert negotiator, he went to bat for stars as big as James Brown and Muddy Waters, but he also clawed back royalties for countless forgo...

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  • Video by Scrappers Film Group Watch the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHGq_aePA5E Entertainment lawyer Jay B. Ross fought for the people who made the music he loved An expert negotiator, he went to bat for stars as big as James Brown and Muddy Waters, but he also clawed back royalties for countless forgotten artists who’d never gotten their due. Story by Yana Kunichoff at: https://...

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  • The crowds at Adrianna’s wouldn’t rock for just anybody, but as a Calumet City teenager she won them over with a mix of drill rap and R&B. The Block Beat was produced in collaboration with the Triibe. https://thetriibe.com/ More on the series: http://chicagoreader.com/blockbeat Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago_Reader on https://www.i...

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  • He grew up attending Fellowship Missionary Baptist, one of the black congregations that nurtured the civil rights movement. More: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ric-wilson-negrow-disco-fellowship-missionary-baptist-church-gospel/Content?oid=43677760 The Block Beat was produced in collaboration with the Triibe. https://thetriibe.com/ Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicag...

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  • Christopher Thompson of Coda di Volpe has challenged Brent Balika of Margeaux Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria to create a dish with Vegemite, the Australian spread made from brewer's yeast extract. Read more about the ingredient and challenge here: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/03/21/watch-chef-brent-balika-invent-a-new-classic-duck-a-la-vegemite Video by Mike Gebert Follo...

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  • "At Music Frozen Dancing, he wrapped up his first turn on the mike by stepping clear of the DJ table to show off his footwork skills, dancing so hard his wallet fell out of his pants pocket. Toward the end of the set, he took another turn dancing—and when he bent down to retrieve the wallet, he worked it so smoothly into his moves you might've thought he'd planted it there as part of his routine. ...

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  • A cocktail with hoisin sauce? Watch Lost Lake bartender Adrienne Stoner mix one up with a tiki spin https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/03/02/a-cocktail-with-hoisin-sauce-watch-a-lost-lake-bartender-mix-one-up-with-a-tiki-spin Video by Chris Buddy Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago_Reader on https://www.instagram.com/ch...

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  • Christopher Thompson of Coda di Volpe, was challenged by Kevin McCormick (Beacon Tavern) to create a dish with Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli in Tomato & Meat Sauce. https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/02/20/watch-chef-christopher-thompson-create-the-most-expensive-pizza-ever-made-with-chef-boyardee-ravioli Video by Michael Gebert/Sky Full of Bacon Follow Chicago Reader on https://ww...

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  • The rising rapper considers his teenage stomping grounds home, even though gentrification has killed his favorite hangouts. Read more: https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/vic-mensa-hyde-park-records-triibe-block-beat/Content?oid=41155223 The Block Beat was produced in collaboration with the Triibe. https://thetriibe.com/ Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https...

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  • Challenged to create a cocktail with hops, Sam Ruppert of DryHop Brewers wanted to showcase the ingredient's less bitter side. https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/02/05/a-dryhop-bartender-takes-the-bitterness-out-of-a-hop-infused-cocktail Video by Chris Buddy Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago_Reader on https://www.inst...

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  • Challenged to create a dessert with eggplant, chef Kevin McCormick of Beacon Tavern goes both sweet and savory. https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/01/29/watch-a-beacon-tavern-chef-make-eggplant-cake-for-a-sweet-savory-dessert Video by Mike Gebert Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago_Reader on https://www.instagram.com/ch...

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  • Challenged to create a cocktail with bonito flakes, bartender Autumn Eytalis puts them into a Japanese take on an old-fashioned. Read more: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/01/11/watch-a-bellyq-bartender-make-a-newfangled-old-fashioned-using-dancing-fish-flakes Video by Chris Buddy Follow Chicago Reader on https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/ on https://twitter.com/Chicago...

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  • Challenged to create a dish with the Korean fermented bean paste doenjang, pastry chef Kymberli DeLost, at Gage, Acanto, or the Dawson, combines her knowledge of Korean cooking and Italian desserts. More: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/01/04/watch-pastry-chef-kymberli-delost-create-a-korean-italian-dessert-using-fermented-bean-paste Video by Mike Gebert Follow Chicago Reader...

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  • Christopher Thompson of Coda di Volpe has challenged Brent Balika of Margeaux Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria to create a dish with Vegemite, the Australian spread made from brewer's yeast extract. Read more about the ingredient and process here: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/03/21/watch-chef-brent-balika-invent-a-new-classic-duck-a-la-vegemite Video by Mike Gebert

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