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Obit of the Week: Every day, Josh Eisenberg writes about the lives of the recently deceased, from the obscure to the monumental, on his popular Tumblr, Obit of the Day. He’s sorted out the most popular posts on the most notable deaths to share with us.
Hip-Hop: Gabe Mendoza looks back on ten years of Little Brother’s The Listening. When it was released, it got no promotion and small distribution. But thanks to all the talking smart hip-hop fans do, the North Carolina trio’s album is now a classic of the underground.
Movies: Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic reviews the mainstream (Jack the Giant Slayer) and the weirdstream (Stoker.)
Plus, we got all your Critics for a Minute! Got something you can review in two sentences? Reply here or send us a message!
Tasers: Campus Security at Loyola University are considering arming their Rogers Park officers with tasers. Intern Erica DeAngelis looks at the safety concerns surrounding tasers on college campuses and reports on the policies the school will institute to regulate their use.
Yes, You Are Racist: Logan Smith is a young man with a singular purpose on Twitter: he find people saying “I’m not racist but…” and retweets them so they can see his handle. We’ll find out what drives Logan’s mission and how many hours of his day he wastes… or whether that time is being valuably spent.
Coya Paz: Our social justice commentator looks at the US’s arming of Syrian rebels which was announced this AM, drug testing for welfare recipients, and a very unusual picture Brian Babylon found in a funeral home bathroom.
Have you been waiting for the debates to pick a Presidential candidate? Do you not decide on your vote until you close the booth’s curtain behind you? Our friend Alex Keefe from WBEZ is looking for undecided voters to profile over the next 6 weeks. If that’s you, email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you’re out there.