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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:02 am
 What’s a chickadee have to do with a sermon? Well, one way to find out is to check out the acoustic folk act named The Chickadee Sermon, appearing downtown at Tacology 101 on Friday. The resta...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:01 am
drama poem # 3on a computer word game I playa teacher her moniker trifioso (her daughter tertiare) told in the chat space that in a college lit class they’d had to write their  own greek traged...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:01 am
 They say that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Likewise, when invasive fish take over the waterways in more than half of U.S. states, threatening the native ecologies and vi...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 02:31 pm
While the film adaptations of The Hunger Games took full advantage of the dystopian adventure craze that swept through the youth literature sector, the similarly-plotted Divergent movies petered out...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 11:11 am
Dan Bejar a/k/a Destroyer. Photo credit: Jennier HycDan Bejar, the enigmatic and distinctive Canadian songwriter who has been touring and recording under the name Destroyer since the mid-1990s, will a...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:19 am
 In the fall of 1977, not long after Elvis Presley died, I took a call on one of the two phones in our Illinois Times office on Eighth Street, a few doors from Lincoln’s home. Both phones had l...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:18 am
 Last June, after Democratic candidates had lost four straight special Congressional elections, America’s purveyors of conventional political wisdom simultaneously jumped to the conclusion that...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:17 am
 For a while now, the book on Chris Kennedy has been that he may not be cut out for a career in politics, despite his famous last name and pedigree as the son of Bobby Kennedy and nephew of John...


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