Typically When I delve into a housing story, I find that someone with more power is exercising it in a way that hurts someone with less power. In situations where low-income tenants are grappling with exploitative landlords, or public housing residents are battling recalcitrant city officials, or homeowners face off against predatory lenders, narratives are […]
Presidential forum watch party event live from Sidetrack
A century ago, the Committee of Fifteen hunted for “houses of ill-fame.”
Green chorizo is now on the menu at Xocome Antojeria.
Marz Community Brewing’s nonalcoholic drinks are just as wild as its beers.
This doomed effort won’t even make for good TV.
“Lavender Women & Killer Dykes” at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives shines a light on the people, places, and publications that shaped Chicago’s lesbian culture.
When today’s newsletter arrives in your inbox, I’ll be in the middle of a daylong fast for Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. I’m by no means religious in the traditional sense—I’ve spent more Shabbats at rock clubs than in synagogues. But I love Yom Kippur, even if my stomach doesn’t (note: […]
LGBTQ leaders joined by candidate Marianne Williamson
Oglesby Manor survived the Great Depression and the Great Recession. Will gentrification and neighborly discord spell the death of this housing co-operative?
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Nashville artist Dean Tomasek.
Shakespeare’s villain goes flat in Eclectic Full Contact’s production.
As First Folio’s droll and dark production demonstrates, he rather deserves it.
Encroaching fascism and gender fluidity make for a timely revival with Cowardly Scarecrow.