Las notas de una reunión sobre la seguridad pública en Pilsen que resultó polémica
Notes from a recent public safety meeting in Pilsen that turned contentious.
Before Pilsen welcomed gallery spaces and Little Village became La Villita, the city’s Mexican population fought to make their voices heard and for places to live. Georgetown University historian Mike Amezcua chronicles this decades-long struggle in his compelling Making Mexican Chicago: From Postwar Settlement to the Age of Gentrification, published in February by University of […]
Who has the right to make art in a public space?
In the permaculture site at El Paseo Community Garden, seven layers of plants grow in a harmonious, planned ecosystem. Wild strawberries flourish at the foot of fruit trees, out of direct sunlight. Comfrey grows near herbs and berries, bringing nitrogen and phosphorus to the soil, acting as a sort of natural fertilizer to neighboring plants. […]
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
Chuy Garcia’s first term in Congress earns progressive accolades, honorary Squad membership
In October 2015, VH1 launched Black Ink Crew: Chicago, a reality show chronicling the intertwining lives of tattoo artists working at 9 Mag, a Black-owned and -operated tattoo parlor in Pilsen. Black Ink Crew turned the shop’s regulars into celebrities, but cast member Phor Robinson already wanted to make a name for himself as a […]
This week’s featured gig poster was created by artist Eric J. García of the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago printmaking collective.
Anticolonialist hardcore band La Armada discuss their journey from the Dominican Republic to Chicago and the inspiration behind their new EP series, Songs of the Exiled.
Photographer Rick Majewski covered the 40th annual Muertos de la Risa on Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Pilsen. The longest-running Dia de los Muertos celebration in the city honors the lives of those passed with a procession, offerings, performances, and face painting. v Día de los Muertos 2019
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist Chris Day.
Last Saturday, Josué Briones photographed Fiesta del Sol, a festival held July 26-29 along eight blocks of Cermak Road. What started as a block party celebrating the building of Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen back in the 70s has grown into an annual fundraiser organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council. Fiesta del Sol features music, community […]
Record Store Day doesn’t usually include thrift and vintage shops, but they’re among the best places to find vinyl that nobody’s even thought of reissuing yet.
Solis swapped his loyalty to Daley and Rahm for sex, Viagra, and the council’s zoning chair.