UPDATE: 11/11/2011 - Listen to the full performance and interview with Jessica Hopper of the Hit It Or Quit It podcast above.Blake Schwarzenbach is a hero to fans of early emo for the albums his band, Jawbreaker, released throughout the early nineties.
Igor Savitsky wanted to be a painter. Instead, he spent his life collecting and preserving the work of other artists.Nearly 1,500 miles from Moscow, he created a museum that hosts the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant garde art.
Mexico has an immigration problem. Tapachula, just a few miles up the road from Guatemala, is full of foreigners. The town is a way station for Central American migrants heading north to the United States. Recently, Africans have started showing up in town doing the same thing.
Tina Fakhrid-Deen's handbook Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents offers tips and guidelines for children of gay parents. The author and Alison Cuddy went over some clever responses that kids can give when asked about their gay parents.
At last weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival we asked some of our favorite performers to play a few songs for us near Union Park. We figured performing next to the L was more authentic than sitting in a press tent (even if the trains made a racket when they went past).