Original copies of Me & E’s Rap have sold for hundreds of dollars, but Canadian archival label Mixed Signals is about to burst that bubble.
Empty bookshelves aren’t a bad thing.
Current musical obsessions of Bunny bassist Alexa Viscius, Disruptor editor Lucas Reif, and Reader writer Leor Galil
In her book Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, author Elizabeth Cline breaks down how department stores and clothing chains hurt your wallet and the planet.
A fest for those fascinated with serial killers, Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo looks to become an annual Chicago institution.
Numero Group’s Jonathan Kirby kicks off a DJ night dedicated to overlooked and underappreciated rap cuts from flyover regional scenes.
A crew of cinephiles tracked down a rare print of Corn’s-a-Poppin’ and set about restoring Robert Altman’s 1955 musical comedy.
Of the ten to 15 harmonicas Bob Kessler plays, the one that’s the bass harmonica is likely the most peculiar.
After their newly acquired Logan Square residence went up in flames, the couple got creative with an “unintentional gut rehab.”
Dan on various aspects of mourning etiquette.
Alexandra Rath repurposes bike inner tubes to fashion bow ties, masks, and an assortment of jewelry.
Becka Joynt’s ’77 Dodge Tradesman 200 is a shag-carpeted time capsule of 70s-era van culture.
Beer vendor and LP collector: “Any person with a strong back and a weak mind can do it.”
An interview with the proprietors of Popular Electronics on the northwest side of Chicago.
Didn’t make it to the store on time? Go on eBay—but prepare to shell out.