WGCI on-air personality DJ MoonDawg just dropped a compilation mixtape of some of the best local rap songs to bop to, and you can watch a dude dressed as Elmo dancing to one of the tracks.
There aren’t many epic narratives playing in theaters, so I’ve had to get my fix elsewhere.
This labor-intensive soup brought me back from the edge of respiratory failure.
Hannibal Buress returned to his hometown to tape his latest special.
A 20-year-old aspiring artist visited a zoological museum. Four years later, Emily Graslie is working at the Field Museum.
A New Yorker story on President Obama reveals more about the state of the union, and its leader, than the State of the Union speech will.
The best shows to see on Mon 1/27 through Wed 1/29
“She Said Yeah,” from the namesake band of Greg Lowery’s Rip Off Records
Also abortion rights, crude oil, Karl Marx, viral stories, Vatican doves, a “Marlboro Man,” Thomas Mallon, Frank Galati, and Neil Tesser?
In I’ll Take You There, Tribune critic Greg Kot tracks the Staple Singers’ march toward freedom.
Sanaa Hamid’s “Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation” opens up dialogue on the implications of cultural appropriation in Western fashion.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, January 27
Current musical obsessions of Primeridian’s Simeon Viltz and Ayana Contreras of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul
This week’s Chicagoan is Marty Couch, Wiccan.
A new exhibit looks at young African-American scholars in the Jim Crow era—and the German Jewish refugees who taught them.