Chicago native Paul Natkin is a prolific concert and portrait photographer who’s shot more than 4,300 musicians and celebrities since he started his career in 1975. He’s also worked as road manager for the likes of Brian Wilson and Alice Peacock and tour photographer for the Rolling Stones. His images have appeared in so many […]
It’s an hour or so before game time, and I’m up in the nosebleed section, waiting for my beloved Bulls to start playing, and wondering what, oh what, to write about for the Best of Chicago issue. And all of a sudden it hits me—right there in front of my face. Up on the huge, […]
I’ve been writing for the Reader for so long that lots of you may think I’ve always been writing for the Reader. Like, you know, I hopped out of my mother’s womb with a pencil in my hand and a question or two for the doctor about TIFs. Not true—I didn’t have a pencil in […]
MAGA plays its LeBron card to scare white people into voting against the Democrats.
Over the past year, basketball cards—and sports cards overall—have seen their popularity and worth increase exponentially. Will it last?
Why one of Chicago’s most loyal Bulls fans missed the opening of The Last Dance
In the mid-2000s, local rapper Serengeti imagined rapping as a character named Kenny Dennis, a 50-something with a thick mustache and an even thicker Chicago accent. Ever since Kenny made his debut on the 2006 single “Dennehy,” he’s become the protagonist of a sprawling universe spread out among a panoply of albums, some credited to […]
Don’t worry: The Ben Joravsky Show will be back.
Chicago’s fall frenzy makes fairweather fandom fun.
Hodges was an outspoken champion for racial injustice. He believes that’s the reason.
Former Bulls superstar Derrick Rose was traded to the Utah Jazz and he’s expected to be waived. Don’t cry—he’s a tragic hero without being a particularly sympathetic one.
Wardrobe consultant Charles Harris’s clients have included Nike, Macy’s, and the Chicago Bulls.
Also, Grace restaurant has closed its door for good.
Also, Rauner won’t say whether he holds moral responsibility for veterans’ home deaths.
Also, the state senate plans public hearings on Illinois Veterans Home deaths.