Among the questions Chatham residents had for police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at a community forum Saturday was one asked by a lot of people around the city: “Are you going to hire more police?” As another resident went on to explain: “We don’t have much of a police presence here. And crime is spreading to […]
Michael W. Phillips named best of Chicago
Saturday’s all-day marathon features an eclectic mix of performances from Mos Def, Brother Ali, Kindred the Family Soul, Tinariwen, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and others.
The biggest and best of the music fests
This week I wrote about Garifuna Flava, the Marquette Park Belizean restaurant that specializes in the food of the Garifuna, an Amerindian-African ethnic group that populates coastal Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala. Here chef and matriarch Yolanda Castillo prepares hudut baruru—mashed plantains—with tikini—a peppery cabbage and fish stew (photo by Peter Engler). Making hudut baruru with […]
John Kass does his best in the Chicago Tribune but can’t stifle his fear of creeping tyranny