The Chicago comedian and writer Dwayne Kennedy has a pretty raw joke about summer being “shooting season” in Chicago that I’ve heard him perform a few times on stage. Kennedy […]
The heartland is a fictional notion of a midwest without cities, black people, and immigrants.
To better help the urban poor, government must address not just their deprivation but also their segregation.
A “metropolitan revolution” is needed, but it’s a little early to be rejoicing.
Should a city native still feel guilty about moving to the suburbs? No, says Nicholas Lemann.
If you can’t figure out Chicago, you may be under the impression that it’s the beating heart of the Chicago metropolitan area. It’s not. It’s just one more body part — part of a whole encyclopedia of lifestyle choices the area offers.
In the old days, cities were fed by their hinterlands (food and inhabitants both). Now maybe they’re feeding each other.