Has there ever been a better year for funny books about Chicago? Thanks to a pithy rap memoir, an absurdist satire of the mayor’s office, and a pair of comedic novels, 2022 offered Chicago readers a refreshing dose of literary laughs. Per usual, I’ve limited this list to books with a strong focus on the […]
Natalie Y. Moore’s play The Billboard, now in a world premiere with 16th Street Theater, is subtitled “A Play About Abortion.” In the spirit of Chicago improv, allow me to say: Yes, and. The setup is as simple as it is powerful: a neighborhood gadfly puts up a billboard near the [fictional] Black Women’s Health […]
Another slate of both online and in-person events for this weekend and beyond. For anything that makes you leave your house, please be smart and check both the weather report (hello late winter and early spring Chicago with your fickle ways!) and the venue’s safety restrictions (to mask or not to mask, tis one of […]
Plus a preview of this weekend’s Newberry Library Book Fair and Bughouse Square Debates.
But organizers also hope to broaden audiences’ perspective on the city.
A series of events in the south-side neighborhood is rounded out by a panel and dance party devoted to house music.
A list of some of the most exciting-sounding presentations for this weekend’s Printers Row book fair.
The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation grounds political reporting in personal experience.
Should Rahm really rename a street after Bishop Brazier?
A conversation about the five-decade evolution of a Chicago street gang