Between Drake’s sleepy Honestly, Nevermind and Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” a lot of people have something to say about house music lately. (And while I can’t say I have thoroughly read every discourse posting, I’ve seen almost no instances of anyone mentioning the fact that several music sites reported rumors of Beyoncé working with house […]
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Archive Dive: The 2004 Senate primary was the reality show of the year
A look back at a crowded race full of candidates who didn’t come to make friends.
Archive dive: ‘What kind of paper is this anyway?’
When the Reader first got started, there was a lot of explaining to do.
Archive Dive: A look back at the 1983 mayoral election
David Moberg offers a guide for the perplexed.
Archive dive: The Reader tells its Obama stories
Remembering President Barack Obama on the ten-year anniversary of his inauguration.
Archive dive: How recycling got its start in Chicago
Ben Joravsky with the scoop on the political struggle to bring recycling to the city.
Archive dive: What puts the “X” in Xmas?
“The True Meaning of Xmas” explores the reason for the season.
Archive dive: the year 1971 in review
A look at the best, worst, and most memorable moments from the Reader‘s first year in business.
Archive dive: How Soul Train, the show that put black music on TVs across America, got its start in Chicago
Even after it moved to LA, Chicago kept its own version running daily for nearly a decade.
Archive dive: Revisiting the canal that made Chicago what it is today
A glimpse into Chicago’s history on the 200th anniversary of the state it resides in.
Archive dive: how grassroots groups around Chicago put police abolitionist ideas into practice
Jessica Disu didn’t always consider herself a police abolitionist, but an appearance on Fox News in 2016 made her the face of the movement. In a Reader article that same year she said, “our police is not working—we need to replace it with something new.”
Archive dive: A report from Morton, Illinois, the self-declared pumpkin capital of the world
In 2006, Linda Lutton and Catrin Einhorn explored the town’s busy season and spoke with the workers who pack the pumpkin, most of whom come from the tiny Mexican town of La Soledad.
All hail Maria Pappas
Cook County’s treasurer of 20 years was a firecracker in the early 90s. Hell, she still is.
Warped Tour is dead! Long live Warped Tour! (Or maybe not)
Warped Tour sets off on its last hurrah this summer, which means now is a great time to revisit Jessica Hopper’s excellent expose from her travels with the infamous mainstream-punk festival.
Nobody writes about Earth like Reader critic Monica Kendrick
If you liked reading Kendrick’s new Reader feature on the Atlas Moth, now’s a good time to revisit her 2005 feature “Bang the Head Slowly.”