The Comedy Central series offers a nuanced, and incredibly funny, depiction of Englewood you won’t see on the news.
From the repellent “Mag Mile” to the cilantro of nicknames, “Chi-town”
Calling the guard into black and brown neighborhoods would only escalate tensions between the community and the police.
Laser Comedy Show, Sunflower Bean, and more happenings from February 29-March 3.
Seen in light of the real Chicago Police Department, Dick Wolf’s cop series looks even more clueless and tone-deaf.
Seven Reader writers drill down into rap, jazz, punk, metal, and more—instead of just rearranging the same records on everyone else’s best-of list.
Prior to the ascendance of Michael Jordan, if you said “Chicago” anywhere in the world, regardless of language barrier, you’d be greeted with finger guns and mentions of Al Capone. […]
Spike Lee’s new film was funded in part by a state subsidy.
Trust None, a 2004 Chicago street film that finally saw proper release last month, captures the local hip-hop scene better than Chi-Raq.
If black life in Chicago must be compared to a war zone, perhaps we can point to the current political schema as the battleground itself.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
The director took part in a Q&A at an Apple store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, but didn’t provide a lot of answers.
Ty Money’s “United Center” packs the kind of emotional punch that people need to feel to keep fighting for change beyond next week, next month, or next year.
Chi-Raq is too full of distractions to address the city’s ongoing tragedy.