Our contributor Isa Giallorenzo attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s fashion show in May. The annual event returned to an in-person format this year (the theme: “Humanature”) after a two-year hiatus to address safety concerns around COVID-19. Here are some images Giallorenzo shot of some of the over 100 pieces of student-designed work that […]
Drawing beyond the margins
Black cartoonists from Chicago are featured in a new book and included in a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
The last idiot standing
Cartoonist Johnny Sampson finally got his dream job at MAD magazine. Now he’s one of the only artists keeping the legendary publication going.
‘The Fan Club’ uses gig posters to support music venues
This week features an outdoor group exhibition of posters curated by Someoddpilot and Public Works.
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival takes it to the streets
With short sets from small groups in unexpected spots, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival creates a communal experience that’s pandemic safe.
Chicago’s gay grandaddy of tattooing
How Cliff Raven changed the city’s ink culture forever
Making comedians look funny
These photographers put Chicago’s thriving comedy scene into focus.
Photos: Midwest FurFest 2019
Photographer Jamie M. Moore attended the Midwest FurFest at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont December 5-8, capturing the fursonas, the fur piles and, for many the premier event of the weekend, the Saturday night dance party. v Midwest FurFest 2019 Slideshow
Life was just a party: Prince’s 1999 and Chicago house music
Prince could hardly have avoided influencing Chicago house, whose earliest, most ardent fans were queer Black and Brown kids.
Día de los Muertos parade 2019
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
Photos: Monday’s anti-Trump protest
On Monday, October 28, President Donald Trump visited Chicago. And Chicago was not happy about it. Police estimate a crowd of 3,000 to 4,000 people attended protests that began outside Trump Tower and snaked through the Loop. Photographer Joeff Davis was there to capture images of the day’s events. Trump Protest 10-28-19
Striking teachers say paychecks are the least of their problems
At an Englewood elementary school, teachers and staff describe working conditions that hurt kids most.
Photos: The Hyde Park Jazz Festival
The south side’s own world-class jazz fest played host to dozens of shows and more than a hundred musicians.
The dog days of summer
Photos from Dog Day at Guaranteed Rate Field
Photos: AMFM fights food deserts with the Feast festival
Arts and culture organization AMFM brought food, art, and music to Homan Square Park to call attention to hunger on the west and south sides.