He doesn’t offer solutions, but he’s an empathetic witness to the damage done by violence.
A new history of the notorious project reminds us why public housing mattered to the people who lived there—and why it matters still.
Louder Than a Bomb cofounder Kevin Coval in the words of people in Chicago’s poetry, spoken-word, and hip-hop scenes whose lives he’s touched
Artists, writers, musicians, academics, activists, and politicians—even Rahm!—weigh in on the new administration: the threats, the fears, the absurdity.
The Fifth Star Awards, “Every Building in Baghdad,” and more happenings from September 12-15.
Four and a half years after he assumed office—but only one week after the release of the Laquan McDonald video—the mayor determines that the city’s police review authority needs to be examined.
Lake FX, Chicago’s weekend of workshops and events for the creative community, launched Thursday with a discussion of the “lake effect.”
Writer Robert McClory dies at 82
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James discusses his life in the Chicago suburbs and his new film on Roger Ebert, Life Itself.
On the parallels between a 1987 Reader article and the movie Candyman.
The nonprofit, which encouraged ordinary people to write their own stories, has shut down due to lack of funds.
His street art and love songs have a powerful antiviolence subtext—and his Summer in Pain Festival benefits CeaseFire.