David Sampson photographs city icons through a haze of smoke
Amy Schumer inspired Dylann Roof?!
What can you learn from Carroll? Among other things, that the forlorn can be hysterical.
Bad joke or the year’s best?
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James discusses his life in the Chicago suburbs and his new film on Roger Ebert, Life Itself.
Everything Is Terrible! is collaborating with the likes of MTV and Fox, but its core mission—to be as weird as possible—holds true.
Living alone and in hiding, the actor and Lounge Lizards legend John Lurie has reinvented himself yet again—this time as a painter.
Doctor Who turns 50 this week, and Chicago nerd-rock band Time Crash is ready to celebrate.
Samantha Irby, the acerbic author of the hyperpopular blog Bitches Gotta Eat, publishes her first book.
James Wesley Jackson toured the world with Funkadelic—and you can see him at the Hideout on August 23.
Just another task for FiveThirtyEight.
Never forced (think NY Post or, ahem, Chicago Sun-Times), they achieve a breezy, casual success: attendees at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo were “looking for love in Alderaan places,” for instance.
Chance the Rapper drops Acid Rap—and it’s going to take him to places he’s only imagined.
A new website uses humor to promote therapy
Roosevelt adjunct Robert Klein Engler says he told a joke that got him fired