Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. But as important as they are to the city’s economy, politics and culture, Chicagoans do not always see them as distinct places. Take Auburn Gresham, a South Side neighborhood centered around 79th Street.
Growing up in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, DJ Farley "Jackmaster" Funk says he and his friends would sneak into bars and taverns like the Green Bunny on 77th and Halsted to see the “grown ladies in high heels” and smell the cigarette smoke and liquor.
"The artists...young and old...students and teachers...were really excited about their projects, and their enthusiasm showed. One young woman proudly showed her pottery and glass-blown pieces to Daniel Ash and me; her instructor then came up to us, provided some background, and said that this
The mash-up has become as American as apple pie, providing great mixes – like Jay-Z and the Beatles--and some questionable ones-–hello Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry? But how about the rock band Queen and the sci-fi horror flick Alien?
Greeting followed by small-talk niceties and awkward overlapping dialog that comes with being unused to speaking on the phone in a while.“How was your day?”“What are you having for dinner?” (Presuming the talk is occurring after work but before mealtime.)“How was your week?”“What did you do last wee