Whether you’re a calligraphy explorer or a hand-lettering veteran, check out the Newberry (60 W. Walton) today. They’ll be joined by the Chicago Calligraphy Collective for a Calligraphy Fair. From […]
If you’re interested in queer Chicago history, you’ll definitely want to check this out: At 6 PM, Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted) is celebrating the release of Last Call Chicago: A […]
Starting Sunday, for three consecutive nights, WTTW will air a new six-hour Ken Burns documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust. Burns and his filmmaking partners, Lynn Novick and Sarah […]
The 2022 Newberry Book Fair is back and under way today after a three-year break while all of us adjusted to concerns around COVID-19. The fair has traditionally been a […]
There’s a whole lot of story in history. And so much depends on the perspective of the storyteller. What, for example, will the future think it knows of our fraught […]
We’re seeing spring temperatures burst out all over now, so we’re sure that many of you are going to use the next few days to emerge from your hibernation caves. […]
The crown jewel of Chicago nightclubs lives on at the Newberry Library and in an upcoming documentary.
From 1900 to 1905, his photographs captured slices of everyday life.
Raised in Chicago, the Japanese American dancer pushed against World War II-era cultural prejudices.
Plus a preview of this weekend’s Newberry Library Book Fair and Bughouse Square Debates.
The Newberry Library and community organizations are holding a year of conversations to reckon with the deadly race riots of 1919.
La Guiablesse was imagined by and starring a white woman who choreographed the piece for her city’s most talented black dancers.
A renovation scheduled to be completed in 2021 reflects new-found efforts to engage Native communities.
The 125-year-old home had been ravaged by vandals after crews decided not to board up a basement window.
Linda Gartz’s memoir also offers some insight into the blindness of neighborhood residents to racial discrimination and disinvestment.