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BERLIN ATONAL 2017: A synthesis of sight, sound and space
Called the greatest underground electronic

festival in the world, Atonal is a 5-day fusion of experimental music and visual art. I covered the annual event for audiences worldwide.

SECOND NOT SEVENTH: A tour of Chicago's Independent Fashion Scene
Chicago isn't known for fashion, but these independent designers are out to change that – without compromising the gritty realism of the city that defines them.

THE DEVIL DIVA ROARS
The legendary composer, soprano and pianist Diamanda Galas gives an otherworldly performance in Chicago.

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CUFFED, NOT DRAGGED: Highlights from the Chicago Underground Film Festival
An exclusive look inside the longest running independent film festival in the world – CUFF, now in its 24th year.

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MUSIC REVIEW: TELEFON TEL AVIV/ SURACHAI/ NEW CANYONS
Highlights from a landmark performance captured at the Empty Bottle. Includes photos and a few words from the headliner.

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LOGAN SQUARE’S OWN LOLLAPALOOZA
On the first night of the famous festival, a collage of sound, art, food, people and culture represent a few miles uptown. Step inside.

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LOGAN SQUARE IN FIVE YEARS
Logan Square is changing at hyper-speed and everyone from aldermen to residents, bartenders to businessmen have an idea of what it will become.

FIT IN THE SQUARE PT. 1: Go outside and play
True, the days are shorter and colder. But with a little preparation, outdoors fitness is a free way to boost your mood and energy in the weeks ahead.

FIT IN THE SQUARE PART 2: Inside it’s always 72 and sunny
A Chicago winter can take its toll on the most active among us. But fear not, there are plenty of indoor options to get your blood pumping and ward off the winter blahs — no gym membership required.

POLITICS AND PBR: First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben

Backroom politics where you can actually enter the backroom, pull up a chair and grab a drink—what a concept. I talked to Dumke about how and why this started.

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