Fronted by French-Algerian rapper Saidou and Chilean rapper Juanito Ayala, Sidi Wacho unite rebelliousness on both sides of the Atlantic (specifically, Northern Africa and the global south) through activist rap in French and Spanish. Accordionist Jeoffrey Arnone, trumpet player Manel Girard, and drummer Christophe Demazeux accompany the group’s heartfelt, powerful lyrics with dance rhythms from […]
Stitching ourselves back together
Protesters today are only just beginning their transformative journey.
Metropolitan Brewing’s ten-year anniversary party is a true celebration of Chicago’s beer scene
From a toolbox to a 30,000-square-foot brewery.
Chris Hayes says America’s founders would be offended by the modern police state
In his new book A Colony in a Nation, the journalist and MSNBC host compares current-day policing in cities like Chicago to British rule just before the American Revolution.
Judge says you should be able to ‘read all about it’ in Cook County Jail
Newspapers will now be allowed in the Cook County Jail.
Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer gold medalists include Pipeworks, Revolution, and Off Color
FOBAB defeated the Reader‘s Beer and Metal correspondent this year, but several deserving Chicago breweries tasted sweet victory.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 4/3: Thaw, Punk Rock Karaoke, and the Brian Costello Show
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, April 3
Beer Hoptacular, south-side edition
Beer Hoptacular moves to the Lacuna Artist Loft Studios in Pilsen for its fourth year.
Oktoberfest shootout: Metropolitan, Revolution, and Two Brothers
Some of the best Oktoberfest beers available in Chicago were brewed right here.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 9/12: Moshe Kasher, Activate, and Jerry’s Andersonville first anniversary
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, September 12
Destihl brings its beers upstate to Chicago—including the medal-winning Strawberry Blonde
Destihl Brewery finally hits the Chicago market, and it’s bringing a lot more than its festival-favorite Saint Dekkera sours.
Haunting Halloween bashes and other food and drink events
As Halloween approaches there are plenty of haunting food events to attend this week
Think of it as Yippie Easter
Highlights of this year’s Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival
When a commie showed up insisting she’d been invited, the Ethical Humanists called in the cops.