This summer, DePaul Art Museum hosted “Remaking the Exceptional,” a group exhibition curated by artist and activists Aaron Hughes and Amber Ginsburg that explored the similarities between survivors of torture at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp and survivors of police torture in Chicago. This evening, Ginsburg and fellow activists celebrate the release of Remaking the […]
How much credit does Mayor Emanuel deserve for the closing of coal plants in Little Village and Pilsen?
Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99% by Kari Lydersen
There are things to be thankful for in Chicago.
A few hundred or so lefties get together to celebrate Kari Lydersen’s book and debate whether Chicago voters can save themselves from the mayor they elected.
The City Council’s progressive caucus holds a budget hearing, because someone has to.
Kari Lydersen’s new book explains how Emanuel earned the nickname “Mayor 1 Percent.”
The Internet is for aggregation! The least you can do is read some good shit
The Reader‘s Mick Dumke wins a Studs Terkel Award
Kari Lydersen on LGBT nightclub performer Miss Ketty, who died last week at age 64.
Lenz, Olivo, and Lyderson are named to received this year’s Studs Terkel Awards.
“Chicago Without Coal” and the days of smokeless coal.
The Washington Post announces that it’s closing its bureaus in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
Midweek is often a great time for readings and lectures. Some selections:
Andrew Freund’s documentary Workers’ Republic, about last year’s successful occupation by laid-off workers at Republic Windows and Doors to retain their benefits, screens Friday at Casa Michoacan. Freund, who produces the CAN TV series Labor Beat will speak after the screening, along with Reader contributor Kari Lydersen, who wrote the book Revolt on Goose Island […]