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The past week on the Bleader


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Haruki Murakami
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There are some die-hard Haruki Murakami fans, as we saw this week in the response to our editor Mara Shalhoup's assessment of his most recent novel, 1Q84. This whole past week had fiction on the brain, as this week's edition of "Variations on a Theme" was Fiction Week. For this week, we decided to release each part of Craig Champlin's five-part serial "The Ernie Bedlam Stories."

Mick Dumke reported on new rules that limit the abilities for protesters to, well, protest. Based on the hasty manner in which the ordinances were delivered, their passage was unsurprising.

Deanna Isaacs covered a number of developments this past week, the most notable of which was the predictable departure of Aon from its Chicago headquarters.

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