To write about John Prine, whose death from COVID-19 related complications in April 2020 devastated fans around the world, is an inherently intimate act. Prine’s music has always felt like […]
Multi-instrumentalist Yuto Winston Kanii moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and he’s kept busy with his easygoing solo indie-pop project, Damacy. He grew up in the Louisville area, where […]
Leah Nanako Winkler’s raucous and poignant family drama gets a stellar local premiere with the Gift Theatre.
Dwain Story roomed with Phil Ochs and made a fan of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, but mental illness denied him a career like theirs.
Labor firebrand Joe Hill wrote some of the most enduring anthems in the IWW’s Little Red Songbook—and today’s activists carry on his legacy.
The red-shirt-wearing teacher activists from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Oklahoma obviously learned a thing or two from Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis.
Also, the mother of police shooting victim Quintonio LeGrier is waiting for answers.
Next year can’t possibly be worse, can it?
Social worker Sheridan Allen and her organization Punk Talks hold a fund-raising concert in Chicago this month to help connect DIY musicians with mental-health care.
On driving by Bowling Green, Kentucky, massacre site.
Kim Davis isn’t the first Kentucky office-holder to say no.
Current musical obsessions of Ed B. from Black Metal of the Americas and CHIRP Radio DJ Joy Merten
Kentucky’s Knockum Hill BBQ smokes the mother of all pork chops
A photographic tour of a long-awaited addition to Chicago’s craft-beer landscape
March Madness becomes Moneyball.