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The Quintessential Hipster and other Chicago Personalities

BY RON LITKE
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Ron Litke introduces the PechaKucha Chicago audience to an incredible collection of Chicago creatives that he's interviewed for his radio show on Rivet.

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Dystopian Poetry

BY MARK PATERNOSTRO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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Meet my (cool) in-laws

BY JOE REINSTEIN
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Joe Reinstein claims to have the coolest in-laws ever - Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles, co-founders of the Fluxus art movement.

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Emily has a hammer

BY BOB BELOTE
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Emily Jaques and Bob Belote work at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  It's a busy place where visitors test exhibits to their limits.  Emily and Bob make sure nothing breaks.

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The Best Boat

BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

When did you last write a letter?  Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it has been a while and sets about doing something about it.  The results and the story are fabulous.

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Urania

BY JYL BONAGURO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

The life of a female intellectual largely forgotten by history emerges in a new play by Jyl Bonaguro portraying how, after falling in love with Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet transformed from a social dilettante into one of Europeʼs leading scientific minds. 

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Uncle Sheldon

BY SIMON LANDON
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Sheldon Patinkin was a revered and respected icon of American theater and comedy.  He was also Simon Landon's cool Uncle Sheldon.

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The Array of Things

BY DOUG PANCOAST
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Doug Pancoast is leading The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration which transforms the way faculty and students exchange ideas.  Here he talks about this research, his practice and the Array of Things.

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Defining My Life

BY PAULA DOUGLAS
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Paula Douglas has a passion for Chicago, the music it creates and the people that get to call it home.  When she was a child, she enjoyed numerous visits to the emergency room.

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My Belly Button: A User’s Guide

BY MELISSA THORNLEY
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Our belly buttons connect us to our mother as we enter the world.  Melissa Thornley reflects on how we get our nourishment once that connection is cut.

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My Hometown of Columbus, Indiana

BY JOSH MINGS
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

During his lifetime Josh Mings has gravitated toward cities that begin with the letter C. He’s here to talk about the smallest one and the lessons learned living there. 

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Climbing Everest

BY KENNETH KRIMSTEIN
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Each week Ken Krimstein agonizes over his drawing board in the quest to please the most gruelling editor in the history of publishing - the cartoon editor of the New Yorker magazine.

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