The Pitchfork Music Festival began Friday afternoon and as always, some of the bands performing carry a bit of local DNA. Take the group Battles: Two members – Dave Konopka and Ian Williams - used to live in Chicago, while members of the bands Lynx and Don Caballero.
It’s been nearly a year since Eight Forty-Eight began the Friday DJ Series and many of the DJs that come through the studio cited Hank Shocklee as one of their major influences.Shocklee burst on the scene in the late '80s as part of the production crew the Bomb Squad, he helped mak
China has changed dramatically in the 23 years since David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly first hit Broadway. If the East retains a reputation for mystery, today that may well stem from its astonishing economic growth as much as its cultural allure.
Bill Cunningham, facing down a deadline, eggs himself on with the line ‘let’s get snapping and cracking’. Tthe photographer at work is the subject of the new documentary Bill Cunningham New York now at the Music Box.I’m a long-standing, (okay, rabid) fan of Cunningham’s New York Times
Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel will be joined by some new faces at City Council. And 14 aldermanic races appear to be headed for April runoffs. We know some of the winners and losers, but what does it all mean?
African-Americans make up 18 percent of Illinois’ youth population, but they represent over half of Illinois kids who are locked up.That discrepancy is called Disproportionate Minority Contact.Members of the Inside and Out team gathered some 200 people into a building on Chicago&rsquo