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The Weekend Desk Report

Geez, if you want to see some frozen shit just wait a couple of weeks.

Market Update
For some context, $1 billion spread across half a million people works out to $2,000 per head. Don't spend it all in one place, especially not Walmart.

Oscars Edition!
Hollywood's big night is this Sunday. Let's take a look at the contenders for the marquee categories.

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Will it be: the troubled millionaire, the unconventional man being legislated out of existence, the free thinker facing terrible odds, the dead-eyed sniper or, you know, that guy?

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Could it be the one no one supports, the one who won't stop running, the long-suffering partner, the one who's losing it or the dangerous fraud?

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Really, this comes down to a choice between the fading champ or the imperious educator.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Would it surprise anyone if somebody's useless daughter won again?

Best Picture
It definitely won't be anybody's Theory of Everything, unless you really want to fuck with Boyhood.

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: You're all winners.

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Weekend Beachwood
* The Beachwood Radio Hour.

In pre-production.

* The Political Odds.

Updated to reflect recent developments.

* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #39: Meghan Trainor vs. Rahm Emanuel.

Pols pander; Ponce punts. The Jackie Robinson West charade continues. Plus: Let The Combine Begin! And: Blackhawks Sit Tight While Rest Of The NBA Goes Trade Crazy; A Pall Over The Blackhawks; Baseball Players Report To Work; and Illini Golf Beats The Cold To Lead The Nation.

* The Week In Chicago Rock.

Featuring: Sleater-Kinney, Lucid Empathy, Anvil, Robbie Fulks, John Mellencamp, Well Yells, Stick To Your Guns, The Amity Affliction, and In Hearts Wake.

* Beachwood Photo Booth: Snowy Lincoln.

With the finally restored Beachwood Radio Hour #3: What The FBI Director Saw In Chicago, which includes an interview with our photographer Helene Smith.

* The Beachwood 2015 Election Guide.

In pre-production.

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The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Sound Opinions gasses up the byplane and makes its next stop on the World Tour: Cuba. Later they review the posthumous release from gospel icon Pops Staples."

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The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report: Election 2015.

Meet the candidates, watch the forums; ward-by-ward.

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BeachBook
* Another State Secrets Case Ends In Dismissal.

Paging Joseph Heller!

* You Pay A Lot More To See The Doctor With Obamacare Than Job-Based Health Insurance.

Just the way they wanted it.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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Posted on February 21, 2015


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Vizio Settles Spying Complaints.
POLITICS - The Terror And Rights Violations Of Obama's Deportees.
SPORTS - Saturday's 'Greatest Horse Since Secretariat.'

BOOKS - Bannon, The Best And The Brightest.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Descending Darkly.


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