The co-host and producer of The Stoop Podcast shares what she’s reading, watching and doing to celebrate black joy right now.
Culture & The Arts
Wondering about Chicago music, festivals, arts, theater and food? WBEZ brings together the best stories about Chicago's arts and culture scene. Together with our music station, Vocalo 91.1, we explore the stories that make the second city a vibrant world-renowned cultural destination.
Widespread protests have led many people to ask how they can better understand systemic racism. Nerdette podcast offers a couple ideas.
Looking for new music that you won't hear on the radio or almost anywhere else? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some recent songs they're loving (aka Buried Treasures) that are beneath the mainstream radar. They also answer some questions from listeners in another edition of Ask the Critics.
Greg Kot reflects on the role music has played in making sense of a tumultuous world.
89% of large advertisers delayed ad campaigns that would seem tone-deaf during the pandemic. Advertisers say: “What works has changed.”
In a time when most independent concert venues have a doubtful future, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot relive their favorite moments they've experienced in live concerts. They also review Ric Wilson and Terrace Martin's They Call Me Disco and pay tribute to recently deceased percussionist, Tony Allen.
Along with WBEZ’s Jenn White and Hugo award-winner Michi Trota, we break down N.K. Jemisin’s ‘The City We Became.’
Architecture sleuth Dennis Rodkin takes listeners on a virtual tour of Chicago architecture around the world.
From bar and bat mitzvahs to confirmation ceremonies, the pandemic has disrupted many religious families’ most anticipated traditions.
Chicago’s self-proclaimed King of Geeks brings recommendations for the best things to read, watch and do at home.