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Ben Joravsky argues that Chicago needs a financial transaction tax now more than ever. In Theater, Tony Adler explains how Steppenwolf's East of Eden is a mythic misstep and Zac Thompson recommends Victory Gardens' boxing drama Sucker Punch. And in Food & Drink, Mike Sula has mostly good things to say about Sarah Jordan's spiffy takeover of former greasy spoon Johnny's Grill.

ON THE COVER: Photo of Theaster Gates's Stony Island Arts Bank by Tom Harris. Read more in Kate Sierzputowski's preview of the opening of the Arts Bank.
The Reader's Bar Guide: Hundreds of bars searchable by neighborhood and our top recommended watering holes in Chicago
The People Issue. 20 stories exploring what makes Chicago work.

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Performing Arts
Sucker Punch Victory Gardens Theater
September 18

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