The positives of the year look different for everyone. The losses and gains have been very personal, so in turn the issue turned out that way too. It reads like group therapy—writers were given space to acknowledge what’s being left behind and then move forward with optimism, maybe even excitement about what the city still has to offer us. Reader poll results were determined by you, the readers!
“It made people feel like they were helping out a business in the community, and at the same time they were getting a special service that they could rely on.”
Veteran DJ Vince Adams and nonagenarian bluesman Jimmy Johnson both took to livestreaming during the pandemic.
New projects kept coming from A Flor de Piel, the Los Sundowns, Lester Rey, Gabacho, ÉSSO, and others.
Saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Tyler Damon played regular concerts in Margate Park this past summer and fall.
How a year inside changed my outward expression
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From a call center in India to the socially distant confines of video chat, he’s starred in television shows that have defined an era.
Boudoir photographers get creative during COVID.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, partners are finding—and maintaining—love.
With federal aid to venues only now arriving, how are tour managers, stagehands, bookers, and their colleagues in the concert business making ends meet?
From heated yurts to community support, local eateries are doing what they can to make it through the pandemic’s bleakest months yet.
In a recent video interview with New York City arts and culture site Lumka, Chicago producer Casper McFadden explained that he made his new second album, Stasis (Log), while his landlord renovated his bedroom over the summer. The construction took longer than anticipated, and McFadden spent months stuck on his couch, unable to access the […]
Examining and altering our pandemic-induced substance habits nearly one year in
Sometimes you learn more from a machine when it stops working.