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  • Brittany Howard's voice is the highlight of Alabama Shakes' just-OK 'Sound & Color'
    Brittany Howard's voice is the highlight of Alabama Shakes' just-OK 'Sound & Color'

    A band should be more than an incredible lead singer. But after two albums that have failed to match the overwhelming adulation lumped onto Alabama Shakes, the question remains: What would this bombastic southern rock and soul outfit be without Brittany Howard?

  • What are Chicago's hottest neighborhoods?
    What are Chicago's hottest neighborhoods?

    The story of a handsome brick bungalow with a touch of green trim in Elmwood Park may not be the norm. But neither is it the exception in a local housing market that is putting up some strong numbers in some surprising corners.

  • Speedy Ortiz makes '90s-inspired indie rock fresh again on 'Foil Deer'
    Speedy Ortiz makes '90s-inspired indie rock fresh again on 'Foil Deer'

    On paper, a band sounding like Pavement or Dinosaur Jr. might not be the most innovative thing in the 2010s. Yet after hearing Speedy Ortiz’s excellent “Foil Deer,” it’s obvious that fuzzy, guitar-based indie rock is still pretty essential.

  • Inside Illinois' crumbling governor mansion
    Inside Illinois' crumbling governor mansion

    Inside the Executive Mansion, plaster fell from the ceilings, black mold took root in the basement and rainwater seeped into the Lincoln bedroom so often that workers draped tarps over the furniture and put a white plastic bucket beside the bed to catch the drips.

  • Grateful Dead Soldier Field shows to be broadcast in theaters
    Grateful Dead Soldier Field shows to be broadcast in theaters

    The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

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