It was well known that Rod Blagojevich enjoyed long jogs around his North Side neighborhood, a luxury he will have to give up when he checks into prison.But it was during one of those jogs that local poet Kevin Coval, artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, met the former governor.That encounter
Next week marks five years since the start of Chicago’s short lived foie gras ban. The fatty duck and goose livers, produced by force feeding fowl through metal tubes inserted in their throats, are either a delicacy or the product of horrific animal cruelty, depending on who you ask.
In 2011, WBEZ filmed four short videos featuring Louder Than a Bomb youth poets performing their work on location. The series starts with 16-year-old Aliyah Oyemade, whose poem When a City Loves honors recently “deceased” public housing complex Cabrini Green.