The Chicago Reader debuted October 1, 1971—almost two years before DJ Kool Herc threw the very first hip-hop party in the Bronx in August 1973, nearly three years before the Ramones made their first appearance onstage at CBGB in August 1974, and more than five years before Frankie Knuckles first spun at the Warehouse in […]
The documentary takes audiences to the front lines with millennial women leading the city’s Movement for Black Lives.
The Reader received two Association of Alternative Newsmedia nominations for best feature story and one for the Block Beat.
“I write, I act, and I try to do more with my photos than just capture moments.”
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
Rising rapper Vic Mensa considers his old Hyde Park neighborhood home, even though gentrification has killed his favorite hangouts.
The view from the crowd during the annual house-music extravaganza in Jackson Park.
We’ve heard from activists and aldermen on the festival’s use of Douglas Park. How about everyday people living in the neighborhood?