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What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 10 Stories You Might Have Missed

By Jon Graef in News on Aug 18, 2014 1:30PM

Photo credit: Bob Segal

  • The Girl and The Goat's Stephanie Izard has, like many others, famous or not, participated in the ALS bucket challenge.
  • We covered the continuing protests in Ferguson, MO.
  • Wizard World Chicago ComicCon is rolling into town and the line-up is pure nerdvana.
  • Local filmmakers Jarrell and Jerome Lucas are drumming up support for their forthcoming documentary Bucket, about Chicago’s “Bucket Boys,” the teen street performers whose bucket and drumstick sounds are synonymous with the rhythm of the city.
  • This weekend, our playlist highlighted music that speaks to the effects of gun violence, and the many forms that it comes in.
  • Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo Chicago reported that controversial Congress Theater owner Eddie Carranza and City of Chicago local liquor commissioner Gregory Steadman basically agreed to ban EDM from the Congress Theater forever.
  • Bed bugs on the CTA? Apparently.
  • "Shooting from the Hip," on view now at Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery, is an all-encompassing exhibition of photos by Scott Strazzante, the award-winning Chicago Tribune photojournalist.
  • Transit advocacy group Active Transportation Alliance posted a two-part video made by filmmaker Jason Jenkins called 'How (Not) to Get Your Bike Stolen.'