Stand-up Whitney Wasson wanted to create a healthier environment for people in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Her new memoir is honest and refreshingly free of self-pity.
What lies at the bottom of the Playpen, Chicago’s floating daytime clubland
The host of Blackout Diaries is a specialist in comedy bookended by booze.
The Green Mill has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.
Both the Lincoln Lodge and Blackout Diaries have found a new home at Subterranean.
This week’s Chicagoan is Angie Morrow, the collection manager at the Art Institute
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, December 21
A collision between a bike commuter and motorist raises questions about whether we’re too lenient toward those who drink and drive.
Pride Weekend 2013: It’s not just about the parade.
Dan on relationship reefer, an indiscreet military wife, and a dom’s anxious girlfriend.
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?
Is there a cure for Chicago’s crippling dependence on firearms?
Crystal Lake is home to the Other Side, a brand-new “sober bar.”
A hangover cure—at a cost: An undercover visit to Chicago’s first hydration clinic