Trump hates China in order to better hate the United States; by blaming the Chinese for the virus, he can pretend he’s not at fault for our own dead and our own misery. In that poisoned atmosphere, the new self-titled album by Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn isn’t just a relief but a call to […]
It’s a great corrective to ugly caricatures of Appalachia.
Distortions of the historical record strike a sour note
A model-railroad club’s current working creation features nine stops and 1,500 feet of track.
In the yearly showcase “COLEctive Notions,” members of Margi Cole’s dance collective step up.
With Medium Cool, Haskell Wexler had more on his mind than just the Democratic Convention.
In Exit Zero, Christine Walley looks at the personal implications of an industry’s collapse.
The rural eastern gray squirrel has long been a valued food source, but what about its urban cousin?
This week’s Chicagoan: Alan Mills, legal director, Uptown People’s Law Center
* Megan Cottrell’s outstanding Chicago Now blog One Story Up has a good interview with David Schalliol, aka metroblossom, aka one of my favorite local photographers. His Isolated Buildings Studies series is incredibly beautiful, quite simply one of my favorite photographic projects ever. * In a post entitled “Civic Nihilism: This is your Olympics,” Lynn […]
New (to me): a book that draws from oral histories and community newspapers from the Appalachian community in Uptown.
Talking Obama with Appalachian voters.
The Tribune takes on the “hillbillies” of Chicago and loses in a rout.