Content warning: This column contains a reference to sexual violence. As I write, it’s Labor Day—traditionally, the start of the election season. That means “normal” people start to sorta pay […]
Content warning: This story contains references to sexual violence. I think we can all agree that MAGA’s unprecedented obsession with truth in regard to the rape of a ten-year-old girl […]
Update as of 12/31/21: Both of Lydia Loveless’s concerts at FitzGerald’s have been postponed in deference to the COVID-19 surge. New dates have not yet been announced. In August, Lydia Loveless […]
When Josh Lipnik answers the phone for our interview, he’s pulled over on a drive to Cleveland, on his way to take photos for his popular Midwest Modern Twitter account […]
Midnight are pretty much the nightmare that heartland parents feared during the satanic panic of the 1980s, when metal bands’ imagined lyrical (and moral) transgressions meant they were considered about […]
A Q&A with writer Stephen Markley, whose first novel, Ohio, debuts this week.
The Straight Dope: Should you get a moo-ve on if a cow comes charging your way?
On driving by Bowling Green, Kentucky, massacre site.
The president’s convention speech prompts some thoughts on the nature of local democracy.
Joe Daley cut a live trio album at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963 that became an early entry in the free-jazz canon.
Lo-fi legend Robert Pollard won’t quit—and he’s got yet another solo record coming in March.
A listicle of what some might consider “midwestern food”
The noise-rock collective makes a rare Chicago appearance.
The new band features members of Obnox and OBN IIIs.
The ultraprolific frontman has a new band with a new song.