Niala talks with Natalie Moore and Lance Williams about last night's spike in shootings and architect Richard Tomlinson and AIC assistant curator Alison Fisher discuss bringing world class art to Chicago. Then Curious City takes a look in to the history of Dunning Insane Asylum with Robert Louerzel.
[ View the story "Afternoon Shift: Violence in Chicago, showcasing art and 10 years of Gapers Block" on Storify] Afternoon Shift: Violence in Chicago, showcasing art and 10 years of Gapers Block Niala talks with Natalie Moore and Lance Williams about last night's spike in shootings and architect Richard Tomlinson and AIC assistant curator Alison Fisher discuss bringing world class art to Chicago. Then Curious City takes a look in to the history of Dunning Insane Asylum with Robert Louerzel.
· Wed, May 01 2013 11:45:43
Last night was the warmest night in Chicago in seven months, so it came as no surprise when the number of shootings sky rocketed. WBEZ's south side bureau
and Northeastern Illinois University professor
, coauthors of the book "
The Almighty Black P Stone Nation
", look in to the causes of the tension that has engulfed Chicago and how to diffuse it.
At least 8 wounded in separate shootings on the South, North Side(Tribune illustration) South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA 2000 East 71st Street, Chicago, IL 60649, USA North Sheridan Road & West ...
Attracting Artists: What can Chicago do to showcase the work of world-class artists? The Art Institute of Chicago is holding an event tonight to look back at the famed courting of Pablo Picasso. The city ended up commissioning his work and it now stands tall and proud in Chicago's Daley Plaza. What will it take for our art community to continue to attract and showcase the artists of our time? Richard Tomlinson, architect and managing partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill architecture, Alison Fisher, the Art Institute's assistant curator for architecture and, arts patron Scott Hodes weigh in.
Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and Its Legacy | The Art Institute of ChicagoVisit > Calendar > Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and Its Legacy
CLOSING SOON—Don't miss our first major Picasso show in almost 30 years. Picasso and Chicago closes May 12! http://ow.ly/kxgD4Art Institute
In the latest installment of
author and freelance journalist
, sought out to answer
's question: What's the history behind
Cook County's former Dunning Insane Asylum and the people buried nearby? The trio join Niala to share their findings.
Amazing #longread by @robertloerzel at @WBEZCuriousCity on the history of Dunning and its asylum/poorhouse bit.ly/11B7cRXChuck Sudo
The story of Dunning, a 'tomb for the living'In both life and death, the people who ended up at the notorious asylum and poor farm were some of Chicago’s least fortunate reside...
10 Years of Gapers Block:
It is hard to believe the Chicago news site
has been at it for a decade.
editor and publisher
, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer at large for
discuss the health and sustainability of local independent journalism.
I'll be on @wbez's #afternoonshift at 3:30 today talking about @gapersblock at 10yrs & the challenges & opportunities of indie online media.Andrew Huff
Konkol leaves Sun-Times to write for DNAInfo ChicagoMark Konkol, the Chicago journalism superstar who won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting last year, is leaving the Sun-Times to join ...