The shot that brought the projects down, part five of five

Joseph P. Meier/SouthtownStar/Sun-Times Media A street memorial to a shooting victim in Englewood, one of many Chicago neighborhoods still struggling with violence 20 years after Dantrell Davis’s death This is the last of a five-part look at how the murder of a seven-year-old 20 years ago still reverberates nationwide. You …

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Decoding Callista Gingrich’s style | Bleader

Robin Givhan deftly parsed would-be First Lady Callista Gingrich’s “prissy” style for the Daily Beast yesterday. Let’s face it: people—especially women, who are generally more aware of how clothes telegraph messages—make judgments based on what other people are wearing and how they do their hair. Sometimes they’re wrong, sometimes they …

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Show us your . . . ugly pet

Each week we ask you to show us something. This week it’s Christina Jimenez’s UGLY PET. Got something to show us? [email protected] click to enlarge In late 2007, Christina Jimenez visited the Humane Society in Lawrence, Kansas, out of curiosity. She had tracked down a particularly bizarre-looking cat on petfinder.com, …

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More Neon Marshmallow music | Bleader

The Reader couldn’t devote as much print space to this weekend’s Neon Marshmallow Music Festival as it deserves, though the current issue does include John McEntire and Sam Prekop of the Sea and Cake talking with pioneering electronic music composer Morton Subotnick as well as previews of Pelt, Mike Shiflet, …

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