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The team behind the book Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation have brought their ideas to life in "Chicagoisms." Nine architects were enlisted to present their interpretation of five structural principles unique to the city, and their models are now on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.
They may have cancelled on us in October, but tonight Justin Broadrick and the rest of industrial-metal band Godflesh stop by Chicago for the first time in more than 15 years. In Soundboard Luca Cimarusti writes, "Godflesh did release a single in the fall via Decibel magazine's monthly flexi series—a cover of "Fuck of Death" by Canadian extreme-metal band Slaughter. With its pounding drum machine, violent vocals, and shrill, dissonant guitar, it might as well be a Streetcleaner B side." Check them out tonight at the Metro.
Tonight the Music Box screens E.L. Katz's directorial debut, Cheap Thrills. The dark comedy follows two financially challenged friends (Pat Healy and Ethan Embry) who are offered money by a rich couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton) to do increasingly dangerous and demeaning acts. J.R. Jones writes, "screenwriters David Chirchirillo and Trent Haaga pose a simple question—how much will a person degrade himself to make ends meet?—but it's a potent one, at least for those of us who ponder it every Monday through Friday."
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