When Garbage broke out with their self-titled debut album in 1995, their alluring but abrasive sound—dark power-pop melodies topped by Shirley Manson’s alternately growled and whispered vocals—enticed listeners like sweet pink candy with a messy center. Their second album, 1998’s Version 2.0, expands on this recipe of fuzzed-out guitar and distorted vocals with multilayered tracks […]
The “Washed Ashore” display, which shines a spotlight on all the garbage in the ocean, is now outside the Shedd Aquarium.
Claims about truckloads of recyclables ending up in landfills have been misleading.
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
Squirrels have replaced rats as the most troublesome pest for trash haulers, says commercial garbage man Jaime Queroz.
The City Council passed a new fee on Dumpsters—without knowing who’s going to pay, who’s going to profit, and whose idea it was.
Hector Alvarenga transformed his Avondale home into an art installation of mostly discarded junk.
Sons of the Silent Age do Bowie for pediatric cancer research, and more
Photo Issue 2012: reader-submitted images honoring Chicago’s quiet-but-worthy moments
Is Chicago about to lift its landfill moratorium?
I recently wrote about how much I love swimming in the lake, and how I sometimes see litter on the lake bottom when I’m offshore a couple hundred yards. That hasn’t been an issue this week. Winds, currents, and waves stirred up the water enough that it’s been so cloudy I could barely see my […]
Circles, squares, pizza, sandwiches, chocolate milk, snow storms, Entenmann’s, messes, Chicago winter and relationships. Hangout? Date? It’s all just getting to know someone—
A new report confirms that Chicago has a mounting environmental and economic problem: its garbage.
Daley administration officials are getting ready to lease out more taxpayer-owned assets: the city’s three garbage sorting centers.
The failed Dumpster tax: how poor planning may have added to the city’s growing budget deficit.