“I don’t know anyone who’s shot more raw meat in this town than me,” says Jennifer Marx.
“We were told to shove the pigs any number of ways,” says Jeffrey Roberts of Chicago firm New World Design Ltd.
“Humans don’t know shit from shit in the grand scheme of things,” Kelly Baron says.
Chicago Muslim Eman Hassaballa Aly describes experiencing fear, anxiety, and casual prejudice.
“I’m not psychic,” tarot-card reader Alan Salmi says, “but the cards are.”
“If you are a quote-unquote ‘undocumented,’ the last thing you want to do is tell anyone,” Gilberto Soberanis says.
“Work for yourself, if you’re going to work,” Kelly says. “Be the best at it.”
Boo! This week’s Chicagoan is a Statesville Haunted Prison performer.
Navy Pier’s Clinton Shepherd talks about life after setting the world record for longest Ferris-wheel ride.
Nic Kay, gender-nonconforming person: “I just don’t use the bathroom, for the most part, in public spaces.”
Paul Lewis, driver’s ed instructor: “Our cars have a sign that says ‘Driving School.’ And people still ride up our butt.”
This week’s Chicagoan: exterminator Thaddeus Mazuchowski talks bedbugs, rats and roaches.
Photographer Xavier Nuez: “I’ve never been afraid of walking down a dark alley.”
Joshua Dumas, composer: “There are a lot of composers who can hear stuff in their mind’s ear, but I’m not one of them.”
Nancy Salgado, fast-food worker: “I’m still making $8.25 an hour, with 12 years of experience.”