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An Internet-free ‘bookbar’ in Lincoln Park has banned laptops in favor of books and conversation 3

Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney attempts a return to old-fashioned coffeehouse culture.

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Cover Story: The Chicago education of George Saunders. The celebrated short-story writer and recent debut novelist discusses his formative years in and around the city of his birth. Food & Drink: The Barn is Amy Morton’s worthy follow-up to Found. At the Evanston steak house located down an alley in a former stable, chef Nicole Pederson does amazing things with meat and vegetables. Transportation: Did Bobby Cann’s killer lie to get a light sentence? Bystanders say drunk driver Ryne San Hamel exaggerated his efforts to help the dying cyclist.

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