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(Alberto Cabello / Flickr)

Iconic singer-songerwriter Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in literature. We get reaction to the surprise choice.

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Geraldine Chaplin

The actor talks about making the classic film “Doctor Zhivago,” the Chicago International Film Festival, and her famous father, Charlie Chaplin.

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The new “Cook’s Science” book includes more than 300 recipes that claim to be “engineered for success.” (Courtesy Cook’s Science)

The folks from “America’s Test Kitchen” are branching out and focusing their attention on the science behind good food. We hear from two of the key people behind the project.

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A little brown bat. Photo by Ann Froschauer. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr)

In Chicago and surrounding counties, where reports of nearly 40 cases of rabies-infected bats have made headlines so far this year, the reputation of the small, winged creature seems bleak.

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Masterworks of Chicago architecture from the early days through the 21st century: A new book from a longtime curator at the Art Institute looks at “Building Chicago.”

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Before automobiles, Chicago basically ran on horsepower. Find out how the city kept its streets free of manure in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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The Yale Building in Englewood is one of 200 sites participating in this year’s Open House Chicago. (Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr)

International films, behind-the-scenes access and migrating hawks usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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The Chicago Cubs celebrate Tuesday’s win over the San Francisco Giants as the team heads to the National League Championship Series for the second straight season. (Chicago Cubs / Facebook)

A thrilling ninth-inning rally clinches the NL Division Series for the Cubs. Looking at just how they did it–and what lies ahead.

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Displaced farmers–refugees from other countries–get more than food for their hard work at an urban garden in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.

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Mark Kelly of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Free events like the Chicago Blues Festival are evolving. We speak with Chicago’s new commissioner of cultural affairs and special events about the future of city celebrations.

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Archbishop Blase Cupich is going to Rome, where he’ll be elevated to cardinal in a special ceremony next month. 

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A story from the Wrigley Field bleachers, where one fan's love for a beer vendor turned her into a baseball artist. 

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A new program announced last week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel will connect 100 homeless individuals to employment opportunities and services such shelters and heath clinics.

A pilot program announced last week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Family and Support Services aims to provide temporary employment opportunities and assistance to 100 homeless individuals.

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A concrete Cadillac goes for a spin. We look at the restoration of this unusual work of art–and how it cemented its reputation.

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The Cubs begin their quest to end a 108-year drought. The team’s broadcaster Jim Deshaies is here to talk Cub-tober.

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Okka von der Damerau in "Das Rheingold." (Courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Lyric Opera’s principal conductor and one of the stars currently on stage join us in conversation and song.