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Thursday, December 29, 2011

In this week's Reader: What we loved about 2011

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In this week's issue of the Reader, we take a look back at 2011, including sections devoted to film, music, theater, and food. If you haven't been following along on the Bleader, take a look at Peter Margasak's complete albums list and multiple lists from music critic Miles Raymer and film critic Ben Sachs.

Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky hand out year-end awards for city politics, including such creative titles as the "Kryptonite Award," the "Little Dutch Boy Award," and the "'I Didn't Inhale' Award."

Deanna Isaacs wonders if the Chicago Cultural Center should be named after Mrs. Daley—though which Mrs. Daley it should be named after is another question.

In You Are Here, this week's Chicagoan is Khalid Kamal, a Moroccan restaurant owner; Nick Marzullo and Seth Mooney show us their sticker collection; and we zoom in on Logan Square, where the Brand Brewing Complex is propped up on its last legs.

Homophobic degradation porn? Fuck-bud to boyfriend-girlfriend? A girlfriend who controls her man's masturbation? You can find it all in this week's edition of Savage Love.

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