Posted inMusic

It beats dancing about architecture

The Chicago Reader debuted October 1, 1971—almost two years before DJ Kool Herc threw the very first hip-hop party in the Bronx in August 1973, nearly three years before the Ramones made their first appearance onstage at CBGB in August 1974, and more than five years before Frankie Knuckles first spun at the Warehouse in […]

Posted inOn Politics

The long haul

I’ve been writing for the Reader for so long that lots of you may think I’ve always been writing for the Reader. Like, you know, I hopped out of my mother’s womb with a pencil in my hand and a question or two for the doctor about TIFs. Not true—I didn’t have a pencil in […]

Posted inMeet the Reader

Tracy Baim

Reader co-publisher Tracy Baim has Chicago journalism in her blood. Raised in a family of local media professionals on the city’s near south side, Tracy attended Lane Tech High School before earning her Bachelor’s in journalism at Drake University in Des Moines. After graduation she hightailed it back to Chicago, where she’s been a force […]