The philosopher Henri Bergson, a man responsible for the very first traffic jam in New York City, devoted much of his life to studying humor. What is “funny”? A stroll in Jim Benton’s newest book, while hilarious, is also smart. And poignant. And upsetting. The type of stuff that inspired people like Bergson and the masses who flocked that one day when the traffic blew up. This book is that good…

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“Brevity is the soul of wit,” Hopkins needed just sixteen minutes, and for this summer blockbuster in May, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla will leave you wanting more screen time in the way that you want orgasms to last longer.

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This is what people in the wine industry call a trade show. For everyone else, it’s a Riot, a Wine Riot. And it’s coming to Chicago this Friday and Saturday night. Get your tickets!

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He started Curbside Splendor to publish his own book about growing up in Chicago during the 80s and 90s. Atlantic Wire voted one of CS’s books “Best 2012 Small Press Debut.” He wants your urban stories.

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Thursday, June 1 The POWER Project Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago
Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Friday, June 23 Boxing in the Garden El Paseo Community Garden, Chicago
Friday, June 23 Humboldt Park Film Festival Patio Theater, Chicago
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Saturday, June 24 Fun & Fit Family Day Lambs Farm, Libertyville
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