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The Reader is heavy on the politics this week, from Steve Bogira's cover story on Pat Quinn to my column about rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith and his quest to become alderman of the 20th Ward. (I don't know if you've heard, but there's this election coming right up.) Jessica Hopper reviews a Shirley Collins reissue, two Oneohtrix Point Never remixes, a Residual Echoes record, and more, and Gossip Wolf takes on Cynthia Plaster Caster's run for mayor and rumors of a Nation of Ulysses reunion. Clayton Hauck shoots South African art-rave-rap phenomenon Die Antwoord for Photo Pit, and the List recommends for Monarch, the Black Angels, Wet Hair, Chromeo, Lil B, the Vaselines, and more.