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Her new novel places a plus-size woman as the star of a ‘Bachelorette’-style reality TV show. Could it happen in real life?
Journalist and author Steven Thrasher breaks down how the entertainment industry is confronting racism in television.
Plywood boards became canvases for artists across Chicago. As the boards come down, one Chicagoan wonders what will happen to this art.
The Taste of Chicago has gone virtual. Top Chicago chefs will go online to share their favorite recipes
Threewalls in Humboldt Park awarded $32,000 to seven Chicago artists and one duo to develop projects on racial justice in their communities.
It's time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear. Plus Caroline Rose explains how Dave Brubeck inspired her to pursue music.
Sheyna Gifford spent a full year in a Mars simulation back in 2016. “It just teaches you to appreciate everything you have on this planet.”
Matt Muse is scheduled to lead a virtual conversation with local youth activists Thursday at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
The AME Church, although currently in disrepair, is a testament to one of the first Black architects in the U.S.