Editor's Note: If you've traveled along 79th Street in Chicago, west from Cottage Grove, you've no doubt noticed the rainbow of barbers, beauty shops, and hair salons. With names and designs equally colorful, these salons provide more than just cuts and color.
Probably the most fun teaching writing I’ve ever had is with the Insight Program at the University of Chicago’s Graham School. The students are brilliant high schoolers who come from all over to Hyde Park for three intense weeks.
“I put myself in the Lord’s hands,” says Shirley Jackson as she leans against the shelter in the bus turnaround on Western Avenue just north of 79th Street, the same place nine people were shot on Monday night.
The stretch of Evans Avenue where Officer Michael Bailey was shot in the Park Manor neighborhood – the third Chicago police officer in a matter of weeks – is flanked by the Love & Learn Academy on 75th and Henry Tanner Public School at 74th St.
(Photo: Achy Obejas) Tongue Lashing by Britteney Blackrose Kapri little boys think that answers are found in their tongues that palate cleansing means searching for new ones I wonder what brings him back his taste buds longing the condensed insides of my jaws he stumbles rosy pillows &lsqu