Why visibility and community are more important now than ever
Phoebe Robinson says a hug from Oprah made her feel “as if Black History Month never ended.”
Harold Washington, Muhammad Ali, and Rick James all dropped in at the oldest black-owned club in the city.
He wears $5,000 suits and is chauffeured to court in a Rolls-Royce. He’s made a fortune off the war on drugs. He claims Oprah once wanted to have his baby. He is the most interesting lawyer in Chicago. But who’s the man behind the megawatt smile?
Shop hyperlocal this season for everything from unorthodox games and Chicago-centric books to craft booze and high-design home goods.
BBU’s MC Epic wins the Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award, and new music arrives from punk four-piece the Bug and techno duo Juzer.
Courtesy of Richard Wallace Richard “Epic” Wallace Local hip-hop outfit BBU set a personal high with its second mixtape, 2012’s bell hooks, so it was sad to see the group call it quits before that year came to a close. Fortunately it was more of a break than a breakup, and last November BBU reunited […]
Dan offers advice on playing a unicorn and rounding up a herd of them.
Fantasy Costumes in Portage Park is a city block of Santa costumes, elaborate wigs, hot dog suits, and everything else.
A satisfying ham and cheese at this Lincoln Park refuge
The People Issue: Jerry Neal, who delivers meals to juries at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse
Now that we have a new mayor, we can focus on the important stuff, like Oprah’s magnificent send-off celebration at the United Center. Madonna, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Michael Jordan, and more stopped by to give Oprah their best. (Tribune) Mayor Emanuel ordered $75 million cut from the budget yesterday, targeting “everything from city […]
Statistics tell us what we already know: This was been the wettest spring in recent memory. It has rained 19 of the last 27 days. (Tribune) Rev. Michael Pfleger, the outspoken pastor at St. Sabina Church on the south side, has been suspended, outraging parishioners. (Tribune) Elmer Hauldren, aka The Empire Carpet Guy, died yesterday […]
Those ads for the acai berry weight loss miracle? Yeah, they’re a scam, according to the feds. Shocker.
New allegations have surfaced against a rogue unit of Chicago cops. (Tribune) The city making dramatic cuts to its forestry and rat patrol divisions, in order to keep garbage pickup moving smoothly. (Sun-Times) Interest in Charlie Sheen’s live tour seems to be, uh, #waning, duh. (Sun-Times)