Long before the aspiring poets at Louder Than a Bomb were even born, Marc Smith was already performing. Smith was a blue-collar creator, a construction worker who performed his free-wheeling style in front of an open micn the process slam poetry was born.
Chicago continues to prove itself as a city to be reckoned with on the technology front. Companies like Groupon, GrubHub and Motorola raised the city's tech-moxie profile but the next generation of tech start-ups was the focus at TechWeek.
The first part of Changing Gears' road trip through some of the Midwest's company towns aired Monday. Series editor Micki Maynard joined host Alison Cuddy to explain where the series is headed – and why.
The Midwest is defined by much more than its economy. Culture, for example--its customs and idiosyncrasie---make the region rich, especially for storytelling. Northern University Illinois Press found a way to celebrate Midwestern culture.
In August the Music Box Theatre will turn 82 years old. The theatre on Chicago’s North Side had many identities over the past couple of decades--its proven to be a haven for fans of independent and foreign film. But in recent years, the Music Box has branched out in other ways.
The alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has received its fair share of media coverage. Except, according to some, from the company’s own media outlets. It’s a sticky situation that may well be familiar to Chicago journalists.
As the song has it, the waiting is the hardest part. And waiting might best sum up politics in Springfield these days: Gov. Quinn is on a trip to Israel, while Senate President John Cullerton is sitting tight – at least when it comes to legislation.