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Album/concert review: Locus by Chicago Underground Duo
Like the soundscape of a Chicago Underground Duo show, the group's new album Locus is an alien world that feels oddly familiar. Even through the album's waves of layered electronica and noise, which here include sampled Game Boy clicks, you’re hearing the ghost in the machine. Image: © Mau Zorzi / Courtesy Northern Spy.
+Chicagoist, April 2014.


Book review: The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert examines whether humans are causing the planet's upheaval or are victims of their destiny. We're in the midst of a mass die-off the likes of which has only occurred five other times in the last half billion years. Should we be humbled or horrified?
+Chicago Tribune, March 2014.


Fish and risks: Eating Lake Michigan catch
You won’t grow a third eye from lake fish, but here’s why you should still watch what you eat.
Image courtesy WBEZ / Logan Jaffe
+Chicago Public Media, March 2014.
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How much road salt ends up in Lake Michigan?
Now that our wicked winter’s ending, we look at whether there’s any fallout from flinging so much salt around.
Image courtesy WBEZ / Logan Jaffe
+Chicago Public Media, March 2014.
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