Sam Pink makes it look easy and it isn’t. Over some dozen books of poetry, stories, and prose, he’s refined a spare but precise style that reads like truth. He […]
When Josh Lipnik answers the phone for our interview, he’s pulled over on a drive to Cleveland, on his way to take photos for his popular Midwest Modern Twitter account […]
Patrick Wilkins’s exhibit celebrates humanity’s simplest pleasures with a perverse twist.
In his debut novel, Pete Beatty fashions historical fantasy that feels contemporary.
Two television addicts scream about how much they hated the Netflix comedy.
Is Chicago an island of cosmopolitanism in a sea of rural, inexpensive, stultifying friendliness?
Since debuting in 2008, Ian’s Party has evolved from its humble suburban punk origins into an annual Wicker Park-based mini fest showcasing underground Chicago artists (though there are always a […]
Mom and pop would scoff at the regional cliches of LM Restaurant Group’s new spot at the LondonHouse Hotel.
Pleasantries help Chicago remain a beautiful, complicated city that works.
Belt Publishing releases two new books that examine the language of the middle of the country.
Also, an analysis of polls shows that if only men were voting, Illinois would be the sole midwestern state to elect Hillary Clinton.
Seven stories of midwest exploration
The heartland is a fictional notion of a midwest without cities, black people, and immigrants.
There are a few reasons why midwesterners find it difficult to describe the region’s food.
The Elgin mainstays keep getting better and better.