If you’ve spent much time in Chicago’s artsier north-side enclaves, you’ve likely crossed paths with Chicago rapper Brian Wharton—he goes by Sharkula, but he’s also sometimes known as Thigahmahjiggee. And if you’ve ever talked to him, he’s inevitably tried to sell you something: a homemade CD-R, a T-shirt he’s drawn on with Sharpie markers, or […]
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What will be the legacy of street artist Chris Drew?
An eavesdropping law has been ruled unconstitutional, but the city’s strict peddling regulations remain on the books.
From the archives: Neal Pollack on the Pushcart Putsch of ’97
The battle between the city and the eloteros is an old one, both in Chicago and around the country.