Vintage clothing, art, jewelry, furniture, home decor, and nostalgic items from mid-century through the 1990s are available for the seekers at today’s Vintage Garage meet-up. This is the second to last Vintage Garage before the end of the year, and 75 vendors offering all things vintage (rumor has it there might be a Reader staffer […]
At one point in Theatre Y’s ambulatory Laughing Song: A Walking Dream, Marvin Tate as George W. Johnson (the first Black American recording artist) is asked by a reporter at a press conference, “Is your laugh real, or is it fake?” It’s a reasonable question—but by the end of this four-hour show, which weaves together […]
When Chicago poet, sculptor, and musician Marvin Tate was in elementary school, he had a terrible stutter. To help him, his older sister gave him a poem to practice reading aloud. The poem was “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks. That’s the one that begins with “We real cool. We/Left school.” and ends with “We/Jazz […]
Youth soccer coach Ernie Alvarez recounts his days in Douglass Park.
Cycling, sightseeing, and snacking from Rogers Park to Edison Park, Mount Greenwood to Hegewisch
The new compilation No Other Love shines a light on a self-reliant strain of midwest gospel that’s survived outside the mainstream for more than 50 years.
Does Riot Fest have any business taking over a public park in a largely Black and Brown neighborhood?
Community organizers connect politics with plant care.
They may have little name recognition and no campaign funds, but the regular people running for mayor are committed to making the city thrive.
According to Cook County clerk David Orr, in the last year alone $660 million in property taxes went into tax increment financing (TIF) districts.
Cycle of injustice continues as blacks still ticketed at far higher rates for biking violations.
In response to criticism of Chicago’s traffic fatality prevention plan, CDOT is now gathering community input.
Some transportation advocates wonder if the city’s strategy to eliminate traffic crashes has enough teeth to achieve its ambitious goals.
Cruz’s mother and a man who says he’s Cruz’s son have both filed suits; the driver is still at large.
Weeks after a hit-and-run crash involving a local company’s van, the case is still open.