The Chicago Reader debuted October 1, 1971—almost two years before DJ Kool Herc threw the very first hip-hop party in the Bronx in August 1973, nearly three years before the Ramones made their first appearance onstage at CBGB in August 1974, and more than five years before Frankie Knuckles first spun at the Warehouse in […]
The Reader brought home some AAN Awards.
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Farewell to a Reader contributor and much-valued colleague
About four years ago, the Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University mounted an exhibition of photographs from the Reader’s black-and-white era, which ended in 2004. The gallery is small, maybe three rooms, and on opening night, it was packed with old Reader people, many of whom had flown back to Chicago from wherever they’d moved to […]
The Reader holds its first telethon this Friday.
The current book obsessions of Reader culture editor Aimee Levitt and essayist and Women & Children First co-owner Sarah Hollenbeck.
As the first snowfalls of winter pummel our work-weary faces, it’s difficult to keep in mind that Chicago can be a safe haven, a destination for refugees, a warm and comforting environment for folks escaping the ravages of poverty and government oppression and war. Some felt it viscerally this week, as American border officials fired […]
“But American food? I love it! I like burgers, fries, chicken fingers, and cheese sticks,” Anna Tsymbaliuk says.
Controversies over abuse, alleged druggings, and “whitewashing” roiled even as Shakespeare 400 Chicago soared.
Billy Lawless’s new seafood-focused restaurant is intoxicating.
Colin Mitchell’s reaction to the Reader‘s expose angered many readers.
Profiles Theatre actors and crew members break their 20-year silence.
Satanic hysteria persists in America.
Both Aimee Levitt’s recent cover story on rape and Stephanie Andersen’s take on adoption let readers draw their own conclusions. And that’s a good thing.