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The Reader's Choice: Windy City Media Group

The Free Press is arguably broader in and puts less spin on its news coverage than the opposition, Tracy Baim's Windy City Times, but a visit to Windy City's Web site takes you not merely to the Times but (to eavesdrop on its own boasting) to "an online podcast, two weekly publications, one monthly ethnic online magazine, and an online resource guide." And that's not to mention a portal into the riches—idiosyncratically curated though they may be—of Baim's Chicago Gay History Project, an online collection of videos, biographies, photos and articles. The convoluted history of Chicago's gay press deserves better than the Gay History Project gives it, but Baim has been trudging through that history pretty much from the start, and credit is due. windycitymediagroup.com and www.ChicagoGayHistory.org. —Michael Miner

&Our readers' choice: Feast of Fools

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