A 2006 Reader feature tells the story of seasonal Mexican laborers in downstate Illinois responsible for most of the world’s canned pumpkin.
The owner of Steamboat Barbecue in Wheaton, John Bovinette, visited 47 states to learn a variety of techniques for smoking meats.
Highlights from the filmography of Anthony Mann
Two comfy new Jamaican spots vie for jerk chicken mediocrity.
What started as an informal gathering for house heads back in 2004 has grown into a single day celebration of the important musical figures who grew up on the southeast side.
The founder of gay media site Opus Chicago (formerly Chicago Phoenix) and former partner in Gay Chicago has vanished.
If you’ve spotted tree stumps topped with the face of a strange, smiling creature you’ve seen the work of visual artist and local rock veteran Mac Blackout.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Cast a Dark Shadow and Corridor of Mirrors, both playing at Gene Siskel Film Center this week, tap into human lust and greed.
Chicago’s alternative video game festival returns on Saturday with more weird DIY games you can’t play on your Xbox or iPhone.
The musical-comedy game show Shame That Tune ends its run tonight at the Hideout.
The night also includes sets from three local singers.
Digging for Fire is a tale of millennial complacency.
The director of In the Game explains how her film about a south-side high school is a “call to action.”
Judging by the new Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism, Adversarial have been prepping for a world-ending war against an army of extradimensional abominations.