The politicians, protesters, and celebs at the DNC
Tag: Vol. 45 No. 41
Issue of Jul. 21 – 27, 2016
Elizabeth Tamny’s cookies look too good to eat—but don’t let that stop you
The Chicago “cookier” is one of the thousands of cookie decorators who inhabit whole frosted universes on the Internet.
New novel The Sun in Your Eyes is a road trip with a killer playlist
Local author Deborah Shapiro’s debut book examines the bonds that hold a college friendship together.
Difficult People makes being bad look good
Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s Hulu comedy hits its stride in season two.
Acclaimed designer Maria Pinto displays her latest collection in the West Loop
Street View, featuring Maria Pinto’s prefall and fall collections
Chicago rapper and prison abolitionist Ric Wilson keeps swinging through the volcanic ‘Soul Bounce’
Ric Wilson performs at the Chicago Poetry Block Party on Saturday, and the title track from his forthcoming EP just might convince you to check him out.
John Kass, journalism’s ‘meat puppet’ master
The Tribune columnist overworks his favorite insult.
The Alabama Shakes put up a regal cockfighter on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featued gig poster was designed by local artist Dan Grzeca of Ground Up Press.
Mayor Emanuel decamps for the DNC, and other Chicago news
Also, did you notice Toni Preckwinkle sitting next to Bill Clinton at the DNC?
‘Man in the black leather’ Aroldis Chapman joins Cubs’ bullpen
Cubs sign the Yankees pitcher despite allegations that he choked his girlfriend.
Alderman Joe Moore to housing activists: Get off my lawn or ‘that ordinance is never going to come out of my committee’
Video obtained by the Reader shows Moore threatening legislative retribution against activists calling on him to bring a public housing accountability bill to a vote.
Strut Records collects the 70s psychedelic soul of Tanzanian band Sunburst
The new Ave Africa compiles the entire output of Sunburst, who played a sort of Tanzanian analogue to Zamrock.
Why fears about the Pokémon Go phenomenon are overblown
What happens when an activist accuses a Tribune reporter of being a police spy
Monica Trinidad publicly accused Peter Nickeas of colluding with cops. Here’s what happened next.
Michael Jordan breaks his silence on police shootings, and other Chicago news
Also, Senator Dick Durbin’s name surfaces again as a possible 2018 candidate for governor.