Intense action defined our Elite Eight match-ups as architecture and shrooms triumphed over music and beer. Chicago River Bridges and Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871–1934 will now vie to represent Windy City landmarks in the championship, while Mushrooms of the Midwest, one of the early favorites, will take on Cinderella candidate Ring Shout, Wheel About, a book called “essential” by Choice. Put on your face paint. Twirl your noisemaker. The battle is on for the right to go to the championship round.
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