Posted inBlogs

More food thought

Recently buzzed-about dietary exposé Food, Inc. offered a glimpse into the sausage factory of corporate agriculture. Ana Sofia Joanes’s Fresh, screening Thursday at Pilsen’s charmingly homey EP Theater, presents an alternative. Joanes “celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system,” according to local promoter Matt Hoffman. Fresh features […]

Posted inMusic

All Natural, Molemen

I’m an advocate of recycling, but when it comes to hip-hop beats the blue-bag routine gets old fast–I’m particularly tired of hearing loops cribbed from the Jameses (namely James Brown and Rick James). Chicago’s new wave of hip-hop crews is exciting in part because its best exponents don’t retread the same worn samples but dig […]