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The newberrys are in season for one weekend only.   Yes, this weekend saw the 26th annual Newberry Library book fair, home of the famous Bughouse Square debates. Back before we were all afraid of crazy people ranting in a public park, Washington Square was home to soapbox debaters of every stripe. The red scare killed [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Walking into the production facility in a small warehouse on the north side of Chicago, cold words like “factory” and “mill” are the last things that come to mind. What would you call this place? I wonder. A studio? A workshop? As the perfect flood of pear, citrus and lavender [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Economic indicators may be up, but the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago is not one of those places where you can see the recession receding. “You know, we have a crack house right here,” said Brenda Palms Barber, pointing to a house with a brown door across the alley. [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Over the past couple of decades, Americans have finally begun to seek out good coffee. As Folgers receded, Starbucks transcended. Yet while our coffee was once notoriously bad-tasting, today an American cuppa Joe has gotten a second bad reputation: It leaves a bad taste in the mouth of those [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White It’s snowing, but my stomach doesn’t know it. It’s not even March yet and all I can think of is fresh, locally-grown tomatoes. I’ve ordered my vegetable garden seeds, bought my peat pots and lugged home a stack of gardening books from the library. Last night, I had a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Like most writers, I was suspicious of Twitter at first. Always wary of mandated brevity, expression in 140 characters or less struck me as an exercise in ridiculousness. I soon found that Twitter had very little to do with the 140-character news peg the media trumpeted about it in [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White As the venerable comedic institution of Second City turns 50 years old this week, we at BuzzFlash are once again reminded of how much we love calling Chicago home. Not only did Second City bring a new art form to the highest echelons of comedy, but also it brought [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In the award-winning documentary Crude, the rainbow plumes of oil spreading into pristine streams are unmistakable. The fiery landscapes might remind you of sabotaged Kuwaiti oil fields, but the surrounding forest tells you you’re looking at the Amazon. And still, the driver of the truck spreading oil waste on [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White What was billed (jokingly) as a “wrestle to the death” was less dramatic than that but still held a few surprises last night in BuzzFlash’s hometown of Chicago. Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s “Speakers Series: The Minds That Move the World” kicked off the 2009 season with two political [...]