The man who inspired dance moves throughout the hour was DJ Frique. Also known as Terry Allen, Frique spent the better part of the '90s spinning house music throughout the city. But in the aughts, he moved a little closer to the mainstream.
Small circuses and indie rock acts will come together under the big top in Chicago over the weekend. Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, a 3-day festival, was inspired in part by the Vaudeville days of old.
Most book tours involve stops at local book stores but Wednesday night, a venue best known for live music will host poet Kevin Coval to celebrate the release of his third book, L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems.
President Obama delivered his jobs bill to Congress Monday. He also gave legislators a nudge to put politics aside to put Americans to work. But how easy is that? A recent study showed some companies cannot find enough skilled workers despite a high number of Americans looking for work.
One local collection of artworks was more than influenced by gay themes: The Leather Archives and Museum is devoted to the history and practices of the gay leather scene; Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood is home to the archive.
Since 9/11, the effort to increase collective security while preserving civil liberties proved to be controversial. The country increased airport security and the volume of surveillance cameras in public places.