In the past decade, Chicago hip-hop has elevated many talented acts to the national stage, among them rapper-producer Tremaine Johnson, better known as Tree—and his wildly idiosyncratic sounds set him apart from most of those newly minted stars. The Cabrini-Green native specializes in calamitous productions whose tough-as-nails percussion frames honeyed vocal samples warped till they […]
The aftershocks of the slave trade echo from Benin to Hungary to Cuba to Cabrini Green.
The mayor’s new Neighborhood Opportunity Fund throws small entrepreneurs a few crumbs—but the program is a lot of PR hokum.
Isaac Oliver, Cash Levy, and more happenings from June 27-30
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
In many ways, Chicago’s political climate has changed little since the death of the political visionary.
In a city with a sordid history of segregation, there are beacons of light and reasons to be thankful
On Sugar Ray Dinke’s “Cabrini Green Rap”
Three Four musts today: * Steve Mills on why 10 percent of Illinois’s juvenile prison population is still behind bars despite having completed their sentences. * Megan Cottrell talks with Doreen Ambrose about the murder of Derrick Savage. * Melissa Hayes’s photographs of Cabrini Green. * The Sexist on leaking sex tapes and photos as […]
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