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

By Jon Graef in News on Sep 8, 2014 2:00PM

  • Mac & Cheese enthusiasts can have their mouths water considerably come Sunday, Oct. 4 at UIC Forum.
  • Petcoke is not just an issue on Chicago's Southeast Side; it's turned into a key point of argument in a Michigan Senate race with national implications.
  • Wolf in White Van, the debut novel by Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, is a philosophically charged work of genius.
  • Chicago actors Molly Glynn and Bernard Yvon were killed in separate accidents, bringing shock and sadness to the local acting community.
  • Mortified! Live promises an embarrassment of riches, heavy on the embarrassment, when it heads to Schubas Sept. 13.
  • Chicago's Dark Matter Coffee has teamed up with Georgia metal band Mastodon to create a coffee blend called 'Black Blood,' available Sept. 12.
  • Errol Flynn biopic The Last of Robin Hood doesn't quite work as a film, despite a strong cast.
  • Our weekend playlist was comprised of artists who played the Hideout Block Party/Onion A.V. Fest.
  • Jenny McCarthy, Rahm Emanuel's petition collectors, and the mayor's bromance with Bruce Rauner. All that and more in our satirical news round-up, 'The Week That Was.'
  • Our weekend theater pick was a house show pre-Pelican group Tusk played in 2004. Tusk vocalist Jody Minnoch passed away recently.