How allegations of sexual abuse exposed cracks in the foundation of Young Chicago Authors, Free Write Arts & Literacy, and the city’s spoken word community
Chicago band Diagonal do mid-90s shoegaze so well they might have a time machine, Save Money rapper Sterling Hayes talks mental health on a new mixtape, and more.
The release of My Lady’s Choosing and more goings-on 4/2-4/5
Chicago’s Malcolm London juggles more roles at once than some people can list on their entire resumés: he’s a poet, activist, rapper, and educator. How does he do it? “I’ve […]
Louder Than a Bomb cofounder Kevin Coval in the words of people in Chicago’s poetry, spoken-word, and hip-hop scenes whose lives he’s touched
Dinner With John, born Walter Long Jr. and formerly known as John Walt, was stabbed to death yesterday at age 24.
You don’t have to care about the Grammys to care about Chance’s nominations—you only need to care about the young people of color he mentors and inspires.
The humane progressive politics smoldering in new full-lengths from Chicago rappers Common and Malcolm London are most potent when they’re personal.
Monday’s Parade to the Polls outgrew its planned location before it even began, and Chance the Rapper ended up leading a crowd of thousands from Grant Park to an early-voting site.
Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks collaborates with Chicago Votes and Prime Fortune on a free concert at the Virgin Hotel and a march to the Chicago Board of Elections.
Monica Trinidad publicly accused Peter Nickeas of colluding with cops. Here’s what happened next.
Seven Reader writers drill down into rap, jazz, punk, metal, and more—instead of just rearranging the same records on everyone else’s best-of list.
Prior to the ascendance of Michael Jordan, if you said “Chicago” anywhere in the world, regardless of language barrier, you’d be greeted with finger guns and mentions of Al Capone. […]
The activist, poet, and educator officially adds “rapper” to his growing CV, and the scene is better for it.