The email Paul Finkelman received last month from Beau O’Reilly read simply, “Can your car fit a piano? . . . Please advise.” The answer was obviously no. Finkelman owned a small hatchback—and besides, there was no way a piano would make it up the narrow stairs at Jimmy Beans Coffee, where he works as […]
Inclusive punk collective Pure Joy relaunches with a fund-raising show (but still no permanent home), indie-pop five-piece Varsity earn overdue recognition with the new Parallel Person, and more.
The Hog Butcher to the World also nurtured those who wished to abstain from meat.
Cinema Slapdown, First Tuesdays with Mick and Ben, Gender Breakdown, and more happenings from March 6-9.
A modest proposal: Alderman Joe Moore and Cook County clerk David Orr should run against each for Democratic committeeman of the 49th Ward.
Help for two former Chicagoans caught in the SXSW hit-and-run, new music from the Lemons, and more
Mike Lenehan and Ted Cox read from their new sports books Friday.
Journalists practicing solidarity
Election night at the Heartland Cafe, aka Obama HQ, far-north branch
Chicago aldermen have ranged from the corrupt and the racist to the gallant mavericks
This weekend’s food and drink events in Rogers Park: a pub crawl/knitting circle, the launch of the Glenwood winter farmers’ market
Grungy Wicker Park, Elvis’s disappearance, a long Lolla hangover, and more
The Rogers Park hippie empire fights its way out from under $118,000 in overdraft fees.
The Chicago Headline Club is holding a benefit for journalists who want to retool.
Our annual, invaluable guide to outdoor dining