Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.
Current obsessions of Reckless Records buyer Dave Hofer, Gigan guitarist Eric Hersemann, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
Documentary photographer Danny Lyon’s The Bikeriders revs up for a long-overdue reissue.
Kathleen Rooney’s debut novel is rooted in her disillusioning experience as an aide to a senator from Illinois.
Justin Broadrick of Godflesh talks drum machines, Crass, and 80s hip-hop with producer Sanford Parker.
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
Boots Riley of the Coup lays some truth on straightedge Chicago party rapper ShowYouSuck.
Living alone and in hiding, the actor and Lounge Lizards legend John Lurie has reinvented himself yet again—this time as a painter.
Someone doesn’t have to be famous to be interesting—and that’s just as true in the Chicago music scene as it is anywhere else.
A former investigator of police misconduct tackles the questions she never asked.
Kari Lydersen’s new book explains how Emanuel earned the nickname “Mayor 1 Percent.”
Brian Chippendale of Black Pus and Lightning Bolt talks drums with Seth Sher of Zath and Psychic Steel.
The Books Issue: Violence
A conversation about the five-decade evolution of a Chicago street gang
John Laffler of Off Color and Jess Straka of Metropolitan dig into the nuts and bolts of the craft-brewing business.