One of the world's largest and most putrid smelling plants, known as a corpse flower, is blooming in Chicago this week and crowds of people are gathering for what could be a once in a lifetime chance to smell its disgusting odor.
The Islamic State has been recruiting young Muslims around the country, including the Chicago area where arrests have garnered national and even international attention. Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke reports on the tactics law enforcement has used to snare suspects...who in some instances could have developmental deficiencies and mental health issues.
Bad Jews tells the story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a 20-something “real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend. When Daphna’s cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.