When the police bring too many risks with them, where can you turn in a crisis?
Tag: Vol. 52 No. 1
Issue of October 13, 2022
Chicago’s history in movie ads
One Chicagoan’s pandemic lockdown project turned into a time capsule of the city’s moviegoing past.
By Yolanda Perdomo
Central Illinois police training for mental health cases questioned: Significant issues remain around police use of involuntary commitments. By Kelsey Turner and the Invisible Institute
Tough calls: When the police bring too many risks with them, where can you turn in a crisis? By Katie Prout
On the cover: Photo by Yijun Pan. For more of Pan’s work, go to yijunpan.com.
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Ghosts of gentrification
As fall settles into Chicago, a ghostly chill raises the hackles of those attuned to a different kind of presence in the city’s streets. We live in a city of disappearances: from the original loss of home of Chicago’s many Native tribes, to the thousands of people disappeared by the Chicago Police Department into the […]
CircEsteem opens enrollment for their Social Circus Instructor Training program
When most employees speak of “juggling” tasks or “jumping through hoops” at their place of employment, they’re speaking metaphorically, but for future participants in CircEsteem’s Social Circus Instructor Training program, it’s literally part of the job. Founded in 2001, the Uptown-based non-profit organization uses circus arts as a tool to foster connection, creativity, and self-esteem. […]
Meet Anna DeShawn of E3 Radio and the Qube
E3 Radio is a proud member of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), a partnership of independent, local media entities. Today through October 17th, you can donate to our #WeAmplifyChicagoVoices campaign at SaveChicagoMedia.org. Read on to learn more about our Anna DeShawn, the founder of CIMA partner E3 Radio and the Qube. Chicago native Anna […]
The 2022 Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards celebrate bold stories, bold voices, and our bold library
What happens when award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Top Chef Rick Bayless, and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas walk into a room? Join us on October 19, 6:00 pm CST to find out. The Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards are back! This year we’ve put the spotlight on storytelling and the powerful ways that stories can […]
On the right track: The High Speed Rail Alliance aims to make trains a more practical option for getting across Chicago and the nation
The High Speed Rail Alliance aims to make trains a more practical option for getting across Chicago and the nation In the second part of the Reader’s series spotlighting advocacy organizations working to make our region a better place to walk, bike, and ride buses and trains, we caught up with Rick Harnish, executive director […]
The world is a beautiful place with Algernon Cadwallader in it
The pop-culture industry loves to resurface detritus from my youth, add a little polish, and launch it on whatever streaming service I’m most likely to drop due to rising subscription fees—and I’m mostly just exhausted by it. Band reunions, especially of bands whose reputations and fan bases have kept growing since their breakup, are a […]
Making good moves
A Step Ahead Chess brings kids together online and in person.
Blick Art Materials returns to Downtown Chicago
The national art supply retailer hosts the grand opening of its new Loop location on October 21 If you’ve been wondering about all the excitement at that impossible-to-miss building with the large glockenspiel clock at 16 W Randolph, it’s due to the arrival of its newest tenant, Blick Art Materials. On Friday, October 21, Blick […]
Rapper-singer Angelenah makes her R&B debut with I Don’t Regret a Thing
Gossip Wolf has been hip to Chicago rapper and singer Angelenah, aka Ashley Hart and Angel Davanport, ever since she released the 2018 EP Sore but Grateful. She’s been sharpening her skills in the years since, and last week she dropped I Don’t Regret a Thing, which showcases her flamboyant singing across six luscious R&B […]
In her first Chicago appearance, Clara de Asís collaborates with Aperiodic to model the aesthetic virtues of nonintervention
Clara de Asís is a Spanish-born, France-based multi-instrumentalist and sound artist who uses played and collected sounds as prompts to focus the power of the listener’s attention on the potentialities of the sound fields around them. The crackle of static and the decaying reverberations of struck metal on her new collaboration with Ryoko Akama, Sisbiosis […]
Swedish power-metal titans Sabaton continue to explore the Great War
Founded in 1999, Swedish power-metal veterans Sabaton cast a microscopic gaze on the horrors of war with a sweeping, majestic, and anthemic sound that walks the line between empathizing with humans on the battlefield and glorifying the unglorifiable. Their records deliver poetic lessons in military history (usually European), and though they aim to stay as […]
Op-Ed: The right (to a) call
A new consent decree is a victory against CPD abuse years in the making.
A literary mission
Chicago Books to Women in Prison partners with Women & Children First to get books behind bars.
Central Illinois police training for mental health cases questioned
Significant issues remain around police use of involuntary commitments.