This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist Ethan D’Ercole.
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak counts down his 40 favorite records of the year—and the final installment includes music by Ikue Mori, JD Allen, and Richard Dawson.
Also, more than 600 complaints have come in about landlords breaking the city’s heat ordinance.
Volume 47, Number 13
“People are afraid of the south side. It’s ridiculous. I educate my guests,” Afri Atiba says.
The Trump administration still threatens sustainable infrastructure, but 2017 brought improvements to Chicago’s streets, transit hubs, and bikeways.
Homeowners’ rush to avoid losing money on the new Republican tax law is just the latest sign that the system for funding public education remains broken.
But its food inspired by the “borderlands” is no ordinary Tex-Mex—or, really, Tex-Mex at all.
Challenged to make a dish with doenjang, DeLost combines her knowledge of Korean cooking and Italian desserts.
Three local boundary-breaking productions destined for bigger screens
“Outsider” artist Eddie Owens Martin’s seven-acre utopia in Georgia must be seen to be solved.
And you get her side of the story in I, Tonya.
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak counts down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes music by Oumou Sangaré, Kendrick Lamar, and Saicobab.
Dan Savage counsels a married letter writer into flirting with her ex-husband, and more.
Also, Chicago’s private-sector job market is booming.