Those of us of a certain age fondly remember Steve Martin’s appearance on Saturday Night Live as Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber. But women were also all up in the bloodletting and potion-making. Tonight at 6 PM the International Museum of Surgical Science (1524 N. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.) offers a presentation by historian Jennifer […]
In communities reeling from gun violence, Black women caregivers do work that is often underpaid, undervalued, and hidden from public view.
Writers Heather Corinna and Kimberly Dark got together to discuss recent writing, menopause, body image, and more this summer while west coast resident Kimberly was in Chicago visiting her son and his family. The pandemic made it difficult for them to host a public event, so they decided to share their conversation with Reader readers. […]
Alicia Greco’s weekly podcast has already posted 110 mixes, fostering a community that won’t stay marginalized much longer.
By showcasing Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Nilüfer Yanya, and Ravyn Lenae, Pitchfork demonstrates the depth of the young female talent pool.
The folks behind Daphne—including Eris Drew, Sold, and DJ Kiddo—discuss how the festival’s workshops aim to help women and nonbinary people claim their place in electronic-music history.
The medical director of Planned Parenthood of Illinois says the healthcare provider will stick with its mission, regardless of what the new president and Congressional Republicans do.
Groups are collaborating across race and color lines to oppose the president’s executive orders.
He’s starting with the “man in the mirror,” but will the DOJ report help him change his ways?
Two musical improv groups are among this week’s best bets.
Yes, they’re about politics—because now everything is political.
CAIR’s Hoda Katebi says her group is bracing for a Trump presidency by beefing up its legal team—and promoting self-defense classes.
This publication is committed to telling stories that refute Trump’s bigotry, sexism, and hate—and that goes for the music section too.
Although black women were Hillary Clinton’s strongest block of support, in Chicago they expressed mixed feelings at the polls.