Fall Arts Preview
Artist Brandon Breaux’s Instagram project highlights his peers, mentors, collectors, friends, and more throughout Black History Month.
Photographer Jamie M. Moore attended the Midwest FurFest at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont December 5-8, capturing the fursonas, the fur piles and, for many the premier event of the weekend, the Saturday night dance party. v Midwest FurFest 2019 Slideshow
Jonathan Foiles’s new book explores how systematic forces contribute to mental health issues in Chicago.
The smell of menthol oil and the whine of traditional Thai instrumental music pierce the humid July air of the Cicero Stadium on fight night. Though it’s best known for hosting Chicago’s annual Golden Gloves boxing tournament, today the stadium has a new occupant: Muay Thai. The national sport of Thailand, in which participants use […]
Lenten fish fries are a delicious and ubiquitous part of the Catholic midwest.
The “masters mechanics” program at Blackstone Bicycle Works aims to build community.
John Snyder lays downs gnarly, surging, needling analog synthesizer tones alongside multihorn player Joe McPhee on The Willisau Concert, a 1975 concert recording originally released by Hat Hut and recently reissued by Chicago’s Corbett vs. Dempsey. The album, which also features the explosive drumming of South African Makaya Ntshoko, is a typically quizzical affair for […]
The latest Blvck Vrchives features photos of the south side of Chicago from the 1960s to the 1980s, with a call to action to help identify the neighborhoods depicted.
Groups are collaborating across race and color lines to oppose the president’s executive orders.
For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp the value of community.
New local rock releases from Bleach Party, Coaster, Fake Limbs, Lala Lala, Strawberry Jacuzzi, and Swimsuit Addition
Logan Square is gentrifying fast, but everybody’s still welcome at the Freeze.
The zany Adult Swim show returns for a second season on Sunday.
The 13th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival features 150 troupes over two long weekends.