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Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Needing to cut $4 million from budget, Minneapolis Institute of Art reduces staff

Needing to cut $4 million from budget, Minneapolis Institute of Art reduces staff

Needing to cut $4 million from its fiscal year 2021 budget, the Minneapolis Institute of Art announced Monday that it is reducing staff and freezing non-union [...] Read full article: Needing to cut $4 million from budget, M...→

Art Pick: MASTERPIECE at Band of Vices - LA Weekly

Curated by Melvin A. Marshall and set to open in celebration of Juneteenth, this first in a planned series of annual invitationals takes a look at art history [...] Read full article: Art Pick: MASTERPIECE at Band of Vices -...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods [...] Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Art Pick: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 2020 Annual Print Fair - LA Weekly

This event is a hotly anticipated annual opportunity for art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, serigraphs, relief and intaglio prints created by artists [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 202...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Chicago Corporate Art Market

Find the expert advice you need to build a distinguished collection. Read full article: Chicago Corporate Art Market...→

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

‘We have to turn our pain into purpose,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday. But as night fell, fires started burning on the South Side, looting continued outsid [...] Read full article: Tensions high throughout Chicago as down...→

Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits the serene vibe of the city’s young rock scene on Sun Spot EP

Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits the serene vibe of the city’s young rock scene on Sun Spot EP

Multi-instrumentalist Yuto Winston Kanii moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and he’s kept busy with his easygoing solo indie-pop project, Damacy. He grew up. [...] Read full article: Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits th...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

The Cubs have agreed to terms with Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard, their first pick in this month’s amateur draft. Howard, the 16th pick in the first round, [...] Read full article: Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round p...→

Art Pick: Impending Actions: Streaming Video Art at OCMA - LA Weekly

Organized by Ziying Duan, this series features works ranging from five minutes to 60, by Douglas Gordon, Robin Rhode, Koki Tanaka and The Speculative Archive. Read full article: Art Pick: Impending Actions: Streaming V...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David Brown had promised "swift action" in response to misconduct, but police union p [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The male strip club in Boystown is an acquired taste—but there’s no reason to feel ashamed about it. Read full article: The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most di...→

Art Pick: Samantha Fields: American Dreams - LA Weekly

Los Angeles painter Samantha Fields gained recognition for her lovingly rendered images of disasters and disorientations in the natural landscape and built env [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Samantha Fields: American Drea...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a. [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools will resume its program allowing families to pick up meals for students Tuesday after unrest in the city forced the school district to h [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pi...→

Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside a Gallery This Weekend

Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside a Gallery This Weekend

Art galleries offer a perfect way to have a cultural experience while maintaining social distance. Read full article: Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside ...→

Streaming Event Pick: Women Under The Influence Discuss The Art of the Pitch - LA Weekly

A new online conversation series created to inspire artistic vision and professional empowerment, “The Counsel” hosts its second Zoom panel discussion on Frida [...] Read full article: Streaming Event Pick: Women Under The In...→

More Sun-Times student art contest honorees: Chicago, suburban elementary kids

More Sun-Times student art contest honorees: Chicago, suburban elementary kids

We’ve previously published the winners and high school honorable mentions. Today: elementary school kids’ honorable mentions, centered on the theme ‘Brighter D [...] Read full article: More Sun-Times student art contest honor...→

Arts Pick: Venice Art Walk Livestream Talks - LA Weekly

In support of the benefit auction and in an effort to recreate some of the core experience of meeting artists in their studios and immersing yourself in their [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: Venice Art Walk Livestream Ta...→

Art Pick: Channel Flip, Meet Me at the Edge of the Sun at LAND - LA Weekly

This original streaming program commissioned by Los Angeles Nomadic Division features a roster of performance-based video works organized by Guadalupe Rosales, [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Channel Flip, Meet Me at the E...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Art Pick: Women of the Sun: Bunny Yeager in Mexico - LA Weekly

Bunny Yeager (1929-2014) was a pioneer in the world of glamour photography, best known for her game-changing work with the one and only Bettie Page. Read full article: Art Pick: Women of the Sun: Bunny Yeager...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police Department, crime and breaking news. Read full article: Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff...→

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools is temporarily suspending its program allowing families to pick up meals for students after another night of unrest across the city. Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pic...→

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out for the team after they selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 N [...] Read full article: Former Chicago Bears first round draft p...→

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

In its long, storied history as one of the premier museums in the world, the Chicago Art Institute has only closed a handful of times--and never for months. Read full article: An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Close...→

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the [...]

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the picket lines Thursday, instead choosing to perform the dance to Michael Jackson [...] Read full article: Striking Chicago Public Schools staff to...→

Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicago art fair on Navy Pier to next spring

Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicago art fair on Navy Pier to next spring

Big international art fair had hoped for fall opening but faces reality that springs seems more feasible. Read full article: Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicag...→

Needing to cut $4 million from budget, Minneapolis Institute of Art reduces staff

Needing to cut $4 million from budget, Minneapolis Institute of Art reduces staff

Needing to cut $4 million from its fiscal year 2021 budget, the Minneapolis Institute of Art announced Monday that it is reducing staff and freezing non-union [...] Read full article: Needing to cut $4 million from budget, M...→

Art Pick: Channel Flip, Meet Me at the Edge of the Sun at LAND - LA Weekly

This original streaming program commissioned by Los Angeles Nomadic Division features a roster of performance-based video works organized by Guadalupe Rosales, [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Channel Flip, Meet Me at the E...→

Art Pick: Impending Actions: Streaming Video Art at OCMA - LA Weekly

Organized by Ziying Duan, this series features works ranging from five minutes to 60, by Douglas Gordon, Robin Rhode, Koki Tanaka and The Speculative Archive. Read full article: Art Pick: Impending Actions: Streaming V...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods [...] Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The male strip club in Boystown is an acquired taste—but there’s no reason to feel ashamed about it. Read full article: The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most di...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Art Pick: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 2020 Annual Print Fair - LA Weekly

This event is a hotly anticipated annual opportunity for art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, serigraphs, relief and intaglio prints created by artists [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 202...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a. [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police Department, crime and breaking news. Read full article: Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Chicago Corporate Art Market

Find the expert advice you need to build a distinguished collection. Read full article: Chicago Corporate Art Market...→

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools is temporarily suspending its program allowing families to pick up meals for students after another night of unrest across the city. Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pic...→

Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside a Gallery This Weekend

Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside a Gallery This Weekend

Art galleries offer a perfect way to have a cultural experience while maintaining social distance. Read full article: Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside ...→

Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits the serene vibe of the city’s young rock scene on Sun Spot EP

Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits the serene vibe of the city’s young rock scene on Sun Spot EP

Multi-instrumentalist Yuto Winston Kanii moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and he’s kept busy with his easygoing solo indie-pop project, Damacy. He grew up. [...] Read full article: Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits th...→

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

In its long, storied history as one of the premier museums in the world, the Chicago Art Institute has only closed a handful of times--and never for months. Read full article: An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Close...→

More Sun-Times student art contest honorees: Chicago, suburban elementary kids

More Sun-Times student art contest honorees: Chicago, suburban elementary kids

We’ve previously published the winners and high school honorable mentions. Today: elementary school kids’ honorable mentions, centered on the theme ‘Brighter D [...] Read full article: More Sun-Times student art contest honor...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicago art fair on Navy Pier to next spring

Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicago art fair on Navy Pier to next spring

Big international art fair had hoped for fall opening but faces reality that springs seems more feasible. Read full article: Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicag...→

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

The Cubs have agreed to terms with Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard, their first pick in this month’s amateur draft. Howard, the 16th pick in the first round, [...] Read full article: Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round p...→

Art Pick: MASTERPIECE at Band of Vices - LA Weekly

Curated by Melvin A. Marshall and set to open in celebration of Juneteenth, this first in a planned series of annual invitationals takes a look at art history [...] Read full article: Art Pick: MASTERPIECE at Band of Vices -...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David Brown had promised "swift action" in response to misconduct, but police union p [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

Art Pick: Samantha Fields: American Dreams - LA Weekly

Los Angeles painter Samantha Fields gained recognition for her lovingly rendered images of disasters and disorientations in the natural landscape and built env [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Samantha Fields: American Drea...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Art Pick: Women of the Sun: Bunny Yeager in Mexico - LA Weekly

Bunny Yeager (1929-2014) was a pioneer in the world of glamour photography, best known for her game-changing work with the one and only Bettie Page. Read full article: Art Pick: Women of the Sun: Bunny Yeager...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools will resume its program allowing families to pick up meals for students Tuesday after unrest in the city forced the school district to h [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pi...→

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

‘We have to turn our pain into purpose,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday. But as night fell, fires started burning on the South Side, looting continued outsid [...] Read full article: Tensions high throughout Chicago as down...→

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out for the team after they selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 N [...] Read full article: Former Chicago Bears first round draft p...→

Streaming Event Pick: Women Under The Influence Discuss The Art of the Pitch - LA Weekly

A new online conversation series created to inspire artistic vision and professional empowerment, “The Counsel” hosts its second Zoom panel discussion on Frida [...] Read full article: Streaming Event Pick: Women Under The In...→

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the [...]

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the picket lines Thursday, instead choosing to perform the dance to Michael Jackson [...] Read full article: Striking Chicago Public Schools staff to...→

Arts Pick: Venice Art Walk Livestream Talks - LA Weekly

In support of the benefit auction and in an effort to recreate some of the core experience of meeting artists in their studios and immersing yourself in their [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: Venice Art Walk Livestream Ta...→

Needing to cut $4 million from budget, Minneapolis Institute of Art reduces staff

Needing to cut $4 million from budget, Minneapolis Institute of Art reduces staff

Needing to cut $4 million from its fiscal year 2021 budget, the Minneapolis Institute of Art announced Monday that it is reducing staff and freezing non-union [...] Read full article: Needing to cut $4 million from budget, M...→

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round pick, agrees to terms on $3.7455 million bonus

The Cubs have agreed to terms with Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard, their first pick in this month’s amateur draft. Howard, the 16th pick in the first round, [...] Read full article: Ed Howard, the Chicago Cubs’ 1st-round p...→

Art Pick: Channel Flip, Meet Me at the Edge of the Sun at LAND - LA Weekly

This original streaming program commissioned by Los Angeles Nomadic Division features a roster of performance-based video works organized by Guadalupe Rosales, [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Channel Flip, Meet Me at the E...→

Art Pick: MASTERPIECE at Band of Vices - LA Weekly

Curated by Melvin A. Marshall and set to open in celebration of Juneteenth, this first in a planned series of annual invitationals takes a look at art history [...] Read full article: Art Pick: MASTERPIECE at Band of Vices -...→

Art Pick: Impending Actions: Streaming Video Art at OCMA - LA Weekly

Organized by Ziying Duan, this series features works ranging from five minutes to 60, by Douglas Gordon, Robin Rhode, Koki Tanaka and The Speculative Archive. Read full article: Art Pick: Impending Actions: Streaming V...→

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America,

Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for America, a not-for-profit journalism program that aims to bolster the paper's coverage [...] Read full article: Manny Ramos is a staff reporter at the C...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods [...] Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David

Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.... Police Supt. David Brown had promised "swift action" in response to misconduct, but police union p [...] Read full article: Mitch Dudek is a staff reporter at the C...→

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-w

Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Reporter... Maudlyne Ihejirika is an award-winning, urban affairs reporter, columnist and author with 30 years experience i [...] Read full article: Chicago Chronicles Columnist, Staff Repo...→

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The male strip club in Boystown is an acquired taste—but there’s no reason to feel ashamed about it. Read full article: The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most di...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Art Pick: Samantha Fields: American Dreams - LA Weekly

Los Angeles painter Samantha Fields gained recognition for her lovingly rendered images of disasters and disorientations in the natural landscape and built env [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Samantha Fields: American Drea...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Art Pick: Women of the Sun: Bunny Yeager in Mexico - LA Weekly

Bunny Yeager (1929-2014) was a pioneer in the world of glamour photography, best known for her game-changing work with the one and only Bettie Page. Read full article: Art Pick: Women of the Sun: Bunny Yeager...→

Art Pick: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 2020 Annual Print Fair - LA Weekly

This event is a hotly anticipated annual opportunity for art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, serigraphs, relief and intaglio prints created by artists [...] Read full article: Art Pick: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 202...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

Staff pick: Best poetry organization

It might seem strange to think of the Poetry Foundation as in need of a booster—after all, it was one of two top finalists for... Read full article: Staff pick: Best poetry organization...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

It's not uncommon for newbies to leave Trap Door wondering what just hit them. Since founding the 45-seat Bucktown company over 25 years ago, Beata... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Staff Pick: Best dance company

Unlike musicians, dancers never put their instruments down. That's especially true of Red Clay Dance, where the intersection of art and activism falls under a. [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company...→

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team

The best professional baseball games I've experienced in recent years have all taken place at an unusually tidy ballpark wedged between I-294 and the Metra... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best pro men’s sports team...→

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police

Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff reporter who covers the Chicago Police Department, crime and breaking news. Read full article: Staff reporter... Sam Charles is a staff...→

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant...→

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop

Why are there four T-shirt shops within a block of each other in Andersonville? Strolling north on Clark from Foster Avenue one soon understands the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best T-shirt shop...→

Chicago Corporate Art Market

Find the expert advice you need to build a distinguished collection. Read full article: Chicago Corporate Art Market...→

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pick-Up Tuesday

Chicago Public Schools will resume its program allowing families to pick up meals for students Tuesday after unrest in the city forced the school district to h [...] Read full article: Chicago Public Schools to Resume Meal Pi...→

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pick-Up Over Unrest

Chicago Public Schools is temporarily suspending its program allowing families to pick up meals for students after another night of unrest across the city. Read full article: Chicago Public Schools Suspends Meal Pic...→

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

Tensions high throughout Chicago as downtown tries to pick up the pieces, police aim to enforce curfew

‘We have to turn our pain into purpose,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday. But as night fell, fires started burning on the South Side, looting continued outsid [...] Read full article: Tensions high throughout Chicago as down...→

Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside a Gallery This Weekend

Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside a Gallery This Weekend

Art galleries offer a perfect way to have a cultural experience while maintaining social distance. Read full article: Art Attack: Fourteen Ways to Get Inside ...→

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out f [...]

Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Kevin White didn’t exactly pan out for the team after they selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 N [...] Read full article: Former Chicago Bears first round draft p...→

Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits the serene vibe of the city’s young rock scene on Sun Spot EP

Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits the serene vibe of the city’s young rock scene on Sun Spot EP

Multi-instrumentalist Yuto Winston Kanii moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and he’s kept busy with his easygoing solo indie-pop project, Damacy. He grew up. [...] Read full article: Chicago indie-pop upstart Damacy fits th...→

Streaming Event Pick: Women Under The Influence Discuss The Art of the Pitch - LA Weekly

A new online conversation series created to inspire artistic vision and professional empowerment, “The Counsel” hosts its second Zoom panel discussion on Frida [...] Read full article: Streaming Event Pick: Women Under The In...→

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Closed Chicago Art Institute, Now Shuttered By COVID-19

In its long, storied history as one of the premier museums in the world, the Chicago Art Institute has only closed a handful of times--and never for months. Read full article: An Eerie Silence Inside The Rarely Close...→

More Sun-Times student art contest honorees: Chicago, suburban elementary kids

More Sun-Times student art contest honorees: Chicago, suburban elementary kids

We’ve previously published the winners and high school honorable mentions. Today: elementary school kids’ honorable mentions, centered on the theme ‘Brighter D [...] Read full article: More Sun-Times student art contest honor...→

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the [...]

Striking Chicago Public Schools staff took a new approach to marching along the picket lines Thursday, instead choosing to perform the dance to Michael Jackson [...] Read full article: Striking Chicago Public Schools staff to...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

Arts Pick: Venice Art Walk Livestream Talks - LA Weekly

In support of the benefit auction and in an effort to recreate some of the core experience of meeting artists in their studios and immersing yourself in their [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: Venice Art Walk Livestream Ta...→

Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicago art fair on Navy Pier to next spring

Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicago art fair on Navy Pier to next spring

Big international art fair had hoped for fall opening but faces reality that springs seems more feasible. Read full article: Coronavirus pushes September Expo Chicag...→