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Dark Side Thursday: It's Not My Birthday, and It's Not Even Thursday

This is my idiosyncratic (not to be confused with idiotic) contribution to Andy Townend’s Dark Side Thursday challenge. It’s a bright take on my dark side, so it’s no match to Andy’s very own cemetery serial story or… 287 more words


Our Leaders are Tools.....and They're Screwing Us

I hope you aren’t in the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy this year…..or the parent, sibling, or of any relation to anyone graduating. My reason for these condolences? 867 more words


Can Chicago's Riot Fest Grow Sustainably?

After three years of closing out the summer festival season in Humboldt Park, Riot Fest Chicago will pack up and head south. The next iteration of the event is set to take place in North Lawndale’s Douglas Park, two and a half miles south of the site that, until this week, it seemed determined to call its permanent home.  787 more words

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With the 8th Pick The Detroit Pistons Select...

On Tuesday May 19th, the NBA Lottery took place. Going into the lottery the Pistons had a 2.8% chance of landing the coveted number 1 pick in the draft. 781 more words


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GINTA — Kindness makes it better, always

Daniela Ginta writes for the Armchair Mayor News on Fridays.

COLUMN — At first I thought I’d write about canoeing at Horseshoe Lake, because it was memorable in that kind of nature-soothing way. 935 more words