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Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company a [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company a [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

While there will be no fireworks show in the city on July 4, Chicagoans will be able to particpate in some virtual events, including a House music festival, an [...] Read full article: From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago ...→

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...→

Dance Pick: Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up - LA Weekly

While Graham’s solo dance Deep Song is known and has been produced, the companion dance Intimate Tragedy was all but lost to audiences — until now. Read full article: Dance Pick: Martha Graham Dance Company ...→

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...→

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: 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 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 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...→

Arts & culture

The Citadel founder bought a canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late black artist who focused on issues of race and inequality.... Local 881 UFCW members are [...] Read full article: Arts & culture...→

The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago things to enjoy online June 4-10

The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago things to enjoy online June 4-10

The Pivot Arts Festival, the free annual celebration of adventurous, multidisciplinary performance, moves online June 5-11 with content available to stream thr [...] Read full article: The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago...→

CrossFit owner fostered sexist company culture, workers say

CrossFit owner fostered sexist company culture, workers say

“There was a constant narrative about women,” a former corporate employee said. She described owner Greg Glassman using vulgarities frequently to refer to wome [...] Read full article: CrossFit owner fostered sexist company c...→

Arts Pick: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario: Puppet Friends - LA Weekly

An omnivorous creative with a flair for performance and educational interactivity, Kuliand-Nazario will lead a virtual craft workshop teaching you how to make [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario: Puppe...→

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...→

It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater | Performing Arts Feature | Chicago Reader

It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater | Performing Arts Feature | Chicago Reader

On June 3, Chicago theater artists flooded my social media with #openyourlobby; a call for theaters around the nation to open their doors to #blacklivesmatter [...] Read full article: It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to add...→

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 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...→

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

The $4.4 million cut essentially eliminates the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which many nonprofits depe [...] Read full article: Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations...→

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...→

Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, events, travel

Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, events, travel

Explore coverage of the new, undiscovered or next in culture and lifestyle. Including, arts, events, travel, food and entertainment. Check out Boston.com. Read full article: Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, even...→

Chicago balloon company giving away free Black Lives Matter balloons to support movement

Chicago balloon company giving away free Black Lives Matter balloons to support movement

Chicago-based Luft Balloons company has been giving away Black Lives Matter balloons to support the movement. Read full article: Chicago balloon company giving away free...→

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...→

Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make [...]

Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make them in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Read full article: Follow movies, music, theater, books, da...→

Arts Pick: RAW National Arts Drive - LA Weekly

An ambitious international arts experience across multiple time zones and in your neighborhood, RAW Artists has organized a wide network of local self-guided t [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: RAW National Arts Drive - LA ...→

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

The Libertyville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago ran a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for The Lake County Haven during the firm's annual al [...] Read full article: Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathawa...→

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...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

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: 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 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...→

Event Pick: Fine Arts Film Festival - LA Weekly

Dedicated to showing a global array of features and shorts about art, the art world, and artists and performers of all mediums, this year there are over 90 fil [...] Read full article: Event Pick: Fine Arts Film Festival - LA...→

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...→

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

While there will be no fireworks show in the city on July 4, Chicagoans will be able to particpate in some virtual events, including a House music festival, an [...] Read full article: From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago ...→

Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make [...]

Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make them in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Read full article: Follow movies, music, theater, books, da...→

CrossFit owner fostered sexist company culture, workers say

CrossFit owner fostered sexist company culture, workers say

“There was a constant narrative about women,” a former corporate employee said. She described owner Greg Glassman using vulgarities frequently to refer to wome [...] Read full article: CrossFit owner fostered sexist company c...→

Dance Pick: Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up - LA Weekly

While Graham’s solo dance Deep Song is known and has been produced, the companion dance Intimate Tragedy was all but lost to audiences — until now. Read full article: Dance Pick: Martha Graham Dance Company ...→

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

The Libertyville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago ran a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for The Lake County Haven during the firm's annual al [...] Read full article: Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathawa...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

The $4.4 million cut essentially eliminates the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which many nonprofits depe [...] Read full article: Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations...→

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...→

Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, events, travel

Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, events, travel

Explore coverage of the new, undiscovered or next in culture and lifestyle. Including, arts, events, travel, food and entertainment. Check out Boston.com. Read full article: Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, even...→

Arts & culture

The Citadel founder bought a canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late black artist who focused on issues of race and inequality.... Local 881 UFCW members are [...] Read full article: Arts & culture...→

Event Pick: Fine Arts Film Festival - LA Weekly

Dedicated to showing a global array of features and shorts about art, the art world, and artists and performers of all mediums, this year there are over 90 fil [...] Read full article: Event Pick: Fine Arts Film Festival - LA...→

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...→

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...→

Arts Pick: RAW National Arts Drive - LA Weekly

An ambitious international arts experience across multiple time zones and in your neighborhood, RAW Artists has organized a wide network of local self-guided t [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: RAW National Arts Drive - LA ...→

Arts Pick: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario: Puppet Friends - LA Weekly

An omnivorous creative with a flair for performance and educational interactivity, Kuliand-Nazario will lead a virtual craft workshop teaching you how to make [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario: Puppe...→

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...→

It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater | Performing Arts Feature | Chicago Reader

It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater | Performing Arts Feature | Chicago Reader

On June 3, Chicago theater artists flooded my social media with #openyourlobby; a call for theaters around the nation to open their doors to #blacklivesmatter [...] Read full article: It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to add...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

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...→

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 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 balloon company giving away free Black Lives Matter balloons to support movement

Chicago balloon company giving away free Black Lives Matter balloons to support movement

Chicago-based Luft Balloons company has been giving away Black Lives Matter balloons to support the movement. Read full article: Chicago balloon company giving away free...→

The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago things to enjoy online June 4-10

The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago things to enjoy online June 4-10

The Pivot Arts Festival, the free annual celebration of adventurous, multidisciplinary performance, moves online June 5-11 with content available to stream thr [...] Read full article: The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago...→

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...→

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

While there will be no fireworks show in the city on July 4, Chicagoans will be able to particpate in some virtual events, including a House music festival, an [...] Read full article: From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago ...→

Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make [...]

Follow movies, music, theater, books, dance, visual arts and the people who make them in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Read full article: Follow movies, music, theater, books, da...→

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...→

CrossFit owner fostered sexist company culture, workers say

CrossFit owner fostered sexist company culture, workers say

“There was a constant narrative about women,” a former corporate employee said. She described owner Greg Glassman using vulgarities frequently to refer to wome [...] Read full article: CrossFit owner fostered sexist company c...→

Arts Pick: RAW National Arts Drive - LA Weekly

An ambitious international arts experience across multiple time zones and in your neighborhood, RAW Artists has organized a wide network of local self-guided t [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: RAW National Arts Drive - LA ...→

Dance Pick: Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up - LA Weekly

While Graham’s solo dance Deep Song is known and has been produced, the companion dance Intimate Tragedy was all but lost to audiences — until now. Read full article: Dance Pick: Martha Graham Dance Company ...→

Arts Pick: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario: Puppet Friends - LA Weekly

An omnivorous creative with a flair for performance and educational interactivity, Kuliand-Nazario will lead a virtual craft workshop teaching you how to make [...] Read full article: Arts Pick: Marcus Kuiland-Nazario: Puppe...→

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Raised $1200 for The Lake County Haven During Company-Wide Community Kindness Event

The Libertyville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago ran a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for The Lake County Haven during the firm's annual al [...] Read full article: Libertyville Office of Berkshire Hathawa...→

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 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 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...→

It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater | Performing Arts Feature | Chicago Reader

It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to address racism in American theater | Performing Arts Feature | Chicago Reader

On June 3, Chicago theater artists flooded my social media with #openyourlobby; a call for theaters around the nation to open their doors to #blacklivesmatter [...] Read full article: It takes more than #OpenYourLobby to add...→

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 off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

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: 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...→

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...→

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

The $4.4 million cut essentially eliminates the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which many nonprofits depe [...] Read full article: Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations...→

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...→

Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, events, travel

Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, events, travel

Explore coverage of the new, undiscovered or next in culture and lifestyle. Including, arts, events, travel, food and entertainment. Check out Boston.com. Read full article: Boston culture and lifestyle: arts, even...→

Arts & culture

The Citadel founder bought a canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late black artist who focused on issues of race and inequality.... Local 881 UFCW members are [...] Read full article: Arts & culture...→

Chicago balloon company giving away free Black Lives Matter balloons to support movement

Chicago balloon company giving away free Black Lives Matter balloons to support movement

Chicago-based Luft Balloons company has been giving away Black Lives Matter balloons to support the movement. Read full article: Chicago balloon company giving away free...→

Event Pick: Fine Arts Film Festival - LA Weekly

Dedicated to showing a global array of features and shorts about art, the art world, and artists and performers of all mediums, this year there are over 90 fil [...] Read full article: Event Pick: Fine Arts Film Festival - LA...→

The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago things to enjoy online June 4-10

The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago things to enjoy online June 4-10

The Pivot Arts Festival, the free annual celebration of adventurous, multidisciplinary performance, moves online June 5-11 with content available to stream thr [...] Read full article: The Pivot Arts Festival and more Chicago...→

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...→