Today’s the final day to throw down on a community mural going up in Belmont Cragin. Hades Underworld Tattoo Studio and AnySquared Projects invite volunteers to join them for a cookout and live mural painting at 5034 W. Armitage. Meet neighbors and learn more about the area’s history. Hours have varied daily, but painting should […]
The harrowing stories of six asylum seekers who now call Chicago home
It’s kind of like being trapped in a horror movie.
A mostly female cast and crew come together to tell the story of the friendship between writer Fatimah Asghar and musician Jamila Woods.
Filmmaker Afia Nathaniel appears in person when her movie screens at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, January 15
The Neo-Futurists’ new The Sovereign Statement show starts out well, then confuses itself.
On guns and children
Stand-up Kumail Nanjiani performs at Up Comedy Club
If you go to the trouble of killing Osama bin Laden, you may as well get it written up in the New Yorker.
The Committee to Protect Journalists reports at least 43 journalists worldwide were killed this year because of their work.
Police are investigating a weekend stabbing in Boys Town. Witnesses videotaped a group of more than ten people beating a man, who was stabbed twice in the melee. (Tribune) Cicero’s town president Larry Dominick is accused of slurring Latinos, according to a new federal lawsuit. Cicero’s population is more than 70 percent Latino. (Sun-Times) The […]
The family of deer living in Boys Town is being evicted. Too many organic apples from Whole Foods, apparently. Also, dangerous drunks.(Sun-Times) The Chicago Board of Education denied teachers a scheduled 4-percent raise, saying the city’s budget situation wouldn’t allow it. The board also said more teacher layoffs could be on the horizon. (Chicago News […]
The city’s network of cameras — already the nation’s biggest — is expanding. (Sun-Times) Here’s what happened when a Sun-Times reporter witnessed a shooting at a memorial for a victim. (Sun-Times) Lewis Jordan, head of the Chicago Housing Authority, resigned yesterday after reports that he used his city-issued credit cards on expensive dinners and gifts […]
Mayor Daley is going back to college, taking a public policy post at the University of Chicago. (Tribune) The international community is watching the Chicago-based trial of Tahawwur Rana, a local man accused of helping orchestrate the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. (Tribune) More severe weather like the tornado that killed more than 100 people […]