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Earth Day film review: ‘Musicwood’

Earth Day film review: ‘Musicwood’

[pullquote]Earth’s guitars are an endangered species[/pullquote] “Forests are not quiet. There’s music in the forest,” says a man in the opening lines of the film. “When you cut down the spruce tree and make it into a thousand guitars, all that means is that a spruce tree is singing in a thousand different places.” ‘Musicwood,’ […]

With CTA’s Ventra comes the future of paying for everything

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With CTA’s Ventra comes the future of paying for everything

But it’ll cost you, and might not work with your phone If you use the CTA, you’ve seen the boxes appear next to ticket machines at train stations and scanners installed on buses and turnstiles. They call it Ventra, after the Latin word for ‘wind.’ It is the machinery that powers the CTA’s new system […]

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Talk derby to me

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Talk derby to me

You can’t get into the Batcave. That’s the informal name the skaters give to their secret practice space on the West Side. By day, they’re women of many different ages and backgrounds. But a few nights a week, they enter to the Batcave to put on another persona: as the fast, formidable athletes of the […]

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Mild Winter could be over

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Mild Winter could be over

Chicago had escaped harsh weather for the most part, but it looks like that might be coming to an end. [View the story “Chicago braces for late winter blizzard” on Storify]

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