Robert’s Westside joins several independent venues within a short drive west of the Loop that have settled in the western suburbs.
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.
Near West Side union hall’s sale could mean ‘heartbreaking’ destruction of historic union-themed mural
Completed in 1974 by Chicago artists John Pitman Weber and Jose Guerrero, the painting is inside the United Electrical Workers union hall, which soon could be sold and redeveloped.
Omkari Williams empowers everyone to create change, no matter the scale, in her new book ‘Micro Activism.’
Do you remember the time before rent and bills, or men and menopause? We’re talking childhood nostalgia and nurturing the inner child.
The art of Faith Ringgold is bold, bright and political. Her first Chicago exhibit is open now at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
From repairing torn pants to stopping the walnuts from bumping into each other on stage, the work of Joffrey Ballet’s sewing team goes on long after the show starts.
We chat about C Pam Zhang’s intoxicating dystopian novel.
A push to memorialize the Illinois Black Panther Party on the National Register of Historic Places has advanced to the national level.
Justice reform groups partner with Vic Mensa’s pot company to provide care packages to people released from jail
The packages are co-branded with the logos of the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice and the rapper’s cannabis company, 93 Boyz.
When luggage and its owner can’t be reunited, airlines sell it to a store in Alabama, where its contents are sold to the public. The result is a grab bag of normal and odd things people travel with.