The Logan Square Summer Music in the Park Series begins Sunday, June 26, with Califone and Bloodiest and runs through October.
Even more recommendations for this weekend’s Neon Marshmallow Music Festival: Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Mountains, Bill Orcutt, and Sonic Celluloid.
Each week we ask you to show us something. This week it’s Jane Hanna’s MOLD-A-RAMA FIGURINE COLLECTION. Got something to show us? email@example.com Often found at museums and zoos, Mold-A-Rama machines dispense kitschy blow-molded figurines. Popularized in the 60s, the machines are predictably in the midst of a slow extinction, but ex-Reader staffer Jane Hanna, […]
Big Boi on Kate Bush, Jimmy Cliff, his favorite indie-rock bands, and his dedication to his grind
I’m known among friends as the queen of Craigslist, specifically the “Free” section. I scour it daily and have found amazing things, such as a Scandinavian credenza, 250 vintage National Geographic magazines, and a pair of Nelson-inspired bubble lamps. So when it comes time for me to clean out my apartment, I like to return […]
On the second day of Bill Simmons’ new website, Grantland, Dave Eggers contributes a piece on Wrigley Field and the Cubs.
It’s Saturday night, and there’s no place you’d rather be than with your best pal. But what if his idea of fun is having you trek to some hole-in-the-wall dive to check out his 311 cover band, Jackolantern’s Weather? Don’t fret. Follow these steps to becoming a “loyal” fan.
The midnight-movie lecture series takes place Saturdays at Facets Cinematheque.
This week’s Early Warnings include Battles, the Damned, Bryan Ferry, Harvey Milk, King Khan, Opeth, Pentagram, Real Estate, Woods, Kurt Vile, and Judas Priest.
If you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, imagine how many you’ll catch with this honey mustard from the Chicago Honey Co-op. $6, Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand, 66 E. Randolph, chicagohoneycoop.com
The very first story that I remember writing was grandly called “To the Outhouse.” I was in third grade. My story was about a little pioneer girl who must pee in the night, and she has to go to the outhouse in the wilderness, where there are wolves all around. She gets devoured by the […]
Despite more police and the presence of the Guardian Angels, violence persisted on the near north side as several people were attacked and robbed on a train near the Chicago Brown Line stop. (Sun-Times) Police charged three people with robbing passengers on CTA buses. (Tribune) Newly minted police superintendent Garry McCarthy says police will attempt […]
Food and fashion, sales, and a correction.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
When I arrived at Delmark’s Riverside Studios last November with my partner at