The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has begun to fulfill Rahm Emmanuel’s campaign promise to draft a comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago. We haven’t had a new one since 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington first established the Dept.
So a couple of weekends ago I wound up feeling like a real doofus. Regular listeners may recall one of Weekender's picks in early February was the Flynt Flossy/Turquoise Jeep show at Reggie's Rock Club in the South Loop.
Facing a boycott backed by two Chicago aldermen, a Northwest Side bakery owner on Thursday afternoon apologized for comments some Puerto Ricans had called racist.TipsyCake proprietor Naomi Levine posted the apology on Facebook, calling the comments “insensitive” and acknowledging she “never took any
Last Saturday morning, at 7:07 a.m., I learned chubs were back at Calumet Fisheries. At that moment, my day—perhaps my year—changed. It's been seven months since the James Beard award-winning so-called fish shack has had the elusive little golden fishes in house.
Listen to the Top 3 Things You Should Know Before Attending a Bulls Game on The Afternoon Shift. I was fortunate enough to attend last night’s Bulls game against the Milwaukee Bucks— the word fortune being key because that’s how much it costs to take in a ball game nowadays.
The annual Peace on Earth Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Chicago Cultural Center and runs through Sunday, February 26.Established in 2008, the Chicago-based festival celebrates and encourages the work of independent filmmakers from around the globe.
We turned the tables, or the mics, on Steve Edwards this past Friday at The Interview Show. Here, Steve talks about his love for public radio, his history at WBEZ and, of course, his new show, Afternoon Shift.