Plastic has been found in the corpses of elephants in Sri Lanka, in human breast milk, in fish in Lake Michigan, in bottled water, in Antarctica. You’ve probably heard of the Great Pacific garbage patch, a floating mass of disintegrating plastic between Hawai’i and California that’s estimated to cover 620,000 square miles. Or the statistic […]
Chicago’s Central Camera is a great example of a small business that has persevered through multiple challenges–check out contributor Zinya Salfiti’s cover story in our latest issue to read more. And if you’re inspired to seek out more local legacy businesses, go no further than roughly a mile north to Atlas Stationers, who celebrate their […]
This year’s Black Creativity is a testament to the artists and program leaders who didn’t give up on shining a spotlight on Black art.
The leaders of the city’s cultural institutions remain encouraged after facing the most recent round of closings in November.
Upcoming events and recommendations from our listings coordinator
For its 30th anniversary, one of the world’s largest house-music parties has been pushed online by the pandemic—but it might reach even more people that way.
The legacy of the Museum of Science and Industry exhibition is built on cultural representation and innovation.
The grill masters of the Chosen Few Picnic are the fans who feed the fans.
Its creators promise lots more mechanical mayhem, doughnuts, and beer.
See Frederick Law Olmsted’s stunning grounds before the Obama Center further encroaches.
Also, 12 museums are offering free admission for CPS students this week.
A new exhibit shows off the life and times of the Doomsday Clock.
Indie Boots Theater Festival, Bit Bash Takeover, and more happenings from May 8-11
Funny Grabs Back, Ali Wong, and more happenings from April 7-9.
Election Eve Bash, SlutTalk, and more happenings from November 7-10.