The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation grounds political reporting in personal experience.
Check out strange open-air art along highways and byways in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Jenny Kendler, first-ever artist in residence for the Natural Resources Defense Council, makes complex work about the weird relationship between humans and the natural world.
Joel Greenberg writes a fascinating history of an iconic North American species.
Around the corner from the Violet Hour, a new craft-cocktail bar serves thoughtful, nuanced drinks.
What we learned at the Chicago Humanities Festival: Robots, pigs, Bambi, and more
An MCA exhibit about art and archaeology could dig a little deeper.
The bland new Bentley Tavern raises the price of mediocrity.
The story of a powerful seismological event where you’d least expect to find it: The Mississippi Valley.
The final stop on CAM’s tour features a wind chime exhibit and a late-night dance party.
Submissions to our annual Pure Fiction issue are due November 15.
Diasporal Rhythms, a group of Chicagoans who collect work by artists of African descent, celebrates ten years.
Three Reader staff members discuss one of the most heavily anticipated finales in television history.
Under the direction of Ben Schiller, the bar on the first floor of the Acme Hotel unveils a splendid drinks program.
With Dillman’s, Brendan Sodikoff brings a haute (and fabulous) “deli-style American brasserie” to River North.