John Sanchez reckons he downs 12 cases of bubbly a month. “I don’t drink pop, or juice, or anything diet, so I usually come here for the bubbly,” he shouted. “It’s cheaper.” We were struggling to hear each other in a sun-beaten Clearing parking lot on a recent morning while he loaded two-liter bottles of […]
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Former Chicago gossip columnist Liz Crokin is now a star among far-right conspiracy theorists
The Chicago-area native dished tabloid-style gossip here for almost a decade. Now she’s a leader in a fringe right-wing online community spreading a bizarre political conspiracy theory.
Rhymefest works the links between hip-hop and the blues
Che “Rhymefest” Smith’s devotion to Chicago’s black cultural legacy finds a new outlet in a Billy Branch remix.
Poll: Illinois voters disapprove of both Madigan and Rauner, and other Chicago news
Also, three CPS students wrote an open letter thanking Chance the Rapper.
Magnificent Coloring Day showed the world Chance the Rapper’s beautiful vision of the south side
At Magnificent Coloring Day, not even the frenzy provoked by Kanye West’s surprise appearance could take the focus off Chance the Rapper’s message of love and blessing.
John Legend, Tika Sumpter, and Parker Sawyers reflect on Southside With You
The romantic drama, which recreates Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in Chicago, opens nationwide.
Chance the Rapper unveils upcoming music festival, and other Chicago news
Also, CPS teachers confront Rauner over “virtually illiterate” comment.
Red Hot + Rio 2: hot and cold
A new compilation from the folks at Red Hot is a typical mixed bag, with the focus on Brazil’s tropicalia movement, but there’s more than enough to enjoy.
Big Sean, big shadow
Kanye West’s label might not be the best place to release a debut album called Finally Famous
This Week’s Movie Action
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Lupe, Ealy, and The People Speak
Lupe Fiasco and Michael Ealy perform at a screening of excerpts from the alternative history documentary “The People Speak,” Wednesday 11/11 at Northwestern.
John Legend is hanging around at Vision after his show tonight
John Legend appears at Vision tonight.