This week’s featured gig poster was created for the Federal Music Project of the Works Project Administration, most likely designed by artist Ralph Graham in 1937.
His work was a corrective to the rampant misrepresentation of African-Americans in art and history.
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
The South Side Community Art Center’s “Maleness to Manhood” offers an arts expo grounded in a Chicago reality.
Here’s a business model for hard times: hit the street and sell whatever you’ve got. Marguerite Horberg, founder and longtime potentate of the now defunct world-music club HotHouse, was doing it last week, on the sidewalk in front of Robin Richman’s shop on Damen during Richman’s annual yard sale. Horberg was offering passersby vintage clothing […]