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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 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...→

Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of landslide victory

Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of landslide victory

Until the coronavirus pandemic brought everyday life to a halt, Lightfoot’s biggest concern had been her war on poverty and her plan to invest hundreds of mill [...] Read full article: Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of ...→

1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three People Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Row Home Fire, Officials Say

1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three People Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Row Home Fire, Officials Say

Officials say a 1-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy were among three people were killed in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia Friday evening. Read full article: 1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three Peopl...→

NYC restaurant groups forming disaster relief charities to aid laid off staff - amNewYork

In the wake of COVID-19 devastating the livelihoods of many in the service industry, some of the city's larger restaurant groups are going to bat for Read full article: NYC restaurant groups forming disaster r...→

This Bay Area city is the safest in California — for the third year in a row

This Bay Area city is the safest in California — for the third year in a row

SafeWise, in its sixth annual report on Safest Cities, ranked 231 California cities based on 2018 FBI reports and population data. Read full article: This Bay Area city is the safest in Cali...→

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 neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

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...→

Brother takes little sister to father-daughter dance after dad stands her up for second year in a row

Brother takes little sister to father-daughter dance after dad stands her up for second year in a row

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSVN) — When a little girl was stood up by her father for their daddy-daughter dance, her older brother saved the day. Trelysia... Read full article: Brother takes little sister to father-da...→

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 budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Origin [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

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...→

"Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Says He's Beating The Odds, Marks 1 Year Cancer Milestone

Game show host Alex Trebek gave an update on his battle against cancer as the 79-year-old celebrates a milestone. Read full article: "Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Says He's B...→

Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by staff,’ stages hunger strike on death row

Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by staff,’ stages hunger strike on death row

White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s [...] Read full article: Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by sta...→

The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, [...]

The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, have welcomed their first child together after she gave birth on Saturday to a [...] Read full article: The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and ...→

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Algeria's peaceful 'œsmile revolution' brought down the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage Read full article: Algeria on cusp of change as protest mov...→

Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Restaurant Staff To Process Food Boxes For Fellow Employees

Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Restaurant Staff To Process Food Boxes For Fellow Employees

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is helping laid-off restaurant staff with a program to provide jobs and food while they're out of work due to the coronavirus outbr [...] Read full article: Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Res...→

Restaurant owner donates 100% of his proceeds to furloughed staff

Restaurant owner donates 100% of his proceeds to furloughed staff

As restaurants struggle to stay in business due to the coronavirus pandemic, one Arizona boss is going all out for his employees and donating all proceeds to f [...] Read full article: Restaurant owner donates 100% of his pro...→

The coronavirus crisis forced a restaurant owner to lay off 80 percent of his staff. So he's feeding them for free

The coronavirus crisis forced a restaurant owner to lay off 80 percent of his staff. So he's feeding them for free

In Virginia, one struggling restaurant owner faces losing his business because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he is doing what he can to help the staff he ha [...] Read full article: The coronavirus crisis forced a restaura...→

Florida Georgia Line gives staff at their Nashville restaurant $1,000 apiece

Florida Georgia Line gives staff at their Nashville restaurant $1,000 apiece

The singers shared a message announcing they will give each $1,000 to each of their staffers at their Nashville restaurant after its closing. Read full article: Florida Georgia Line gives staff at thei...→

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 attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

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 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 sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

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

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 | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

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...→

‘On Air’ Podcast Festival returns to Brooklyn for fourth year in a row - amNewYork

BY GRANT LANCASTER Fervent podcast listeners will converge at a Williamsburg hotel on the first full weekend in March for On Air Fest 2020, a celebration Read full article: ‘On Air’ Podcast Festival returns to Bro...→

Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

His daughter may be a globally famous singer with a net worth of millions -- but that doesn't help him pay his employees. Read full article: Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay f...→

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row

The 2020 United Nations World Happiness Report has found Finland has the happiest citizens in the world, followed closely by other Nordic countries while the U [...] Read full article: U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For ...→

Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip from generous customer to help staff during coronavirus outbreak

Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip from generous customer to help staff during coronavirus outbreak

A Texas restaurant will be able to breathe a little easier after a customer left an incredibly generous tip Monday evening. Read full article: Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip fro...→

It was the final night of dining out in Massachusetts — and not all restaurant staff feel fine

It was the final night of dining out in Massachusetts — and not all restaurant staff feel fine

“By Saturday, if I can at least make enough to pay the staff that’s here and the food costs, then I’ll keep going.” Read full article: It was the final night of dining out in ...→

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civilian Staff Double in One Year

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civilian Staff Double in One Year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in UN peacekeeping and political missions rose significantly in 2019, with allegations again [...] Read full article: Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civi...→

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 shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

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 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...→

Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament title game for third year in a row

Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament title game for third year in a row

The Stanford Cardinal routed UCLA in the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinals to set up a third straight appearance against Oregon in the championsh [...] Read full article: Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’...→

Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Security Following Shooting That Injured Staff Member

Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Security Following Shooting That Injured Staff Member

The downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a weekend shooting left one person injured says that it will boost security to prevent further issues. Read full article: Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Se...→

U.S. traffic deaths decline for second year in a row, safety group says

A preliminary estimate of factors by the National Safety Council suggests efforts by cities and states to redesign high-crash areas and lowering the legal alco [...] Read full article: U.S. traffic deaths decline for second y...→

Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8th homicide in Boston this year

Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8th homicide in Boston this year

A man was shot to death in Dorchester late Thursday night according to police, marking the 8th homicide in Boston so far this year. Read full article: Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8...→

Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of landslide victory

Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of landslide victory

Until the coronavirus pandemic brought everyday life to a halt, Lightfoot’s biggest concern had been her war on poverty and her plan to invest hundreds of mill [...] Read full article: Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of ...→

Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

His daughter may be a globally famous singer with a net worth of millions -- but that doesn't help him pay his employees. Read full article: Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay f...→

Restaurant owner donates 100% of his proceeds to furloughed staff

Restaurant owner donates 100% of his proceeds to furloughed staff

As restaurants struggle to stay in business due to the coronavirus pandemic, one Arizona boss is going all out for his employees and donating all proceeds to f [...] Read full article: Restaurant owner donates 100% of his pro...→

NYC restaurant groups forming disaster relief charities to aid laid off staff - amNewYork

In the wake of COVID-19 devastating the livelihoods of many in the service industry, some of the city's larger restaurant groups are going to bat for Read full article: NYC restaurant groups forming disaster r...→

Florida Georgia Line gives staff at their Nashville restaurant $1,000 apiece

Florida Georgia Line gives staff at their Nashville restaurant $1,000 apiece

The singers shared a message announcing they will give each $1,000 to each of their staffers at their Nashville restaurant after its closing. Read full article: Florida Georgia Line gives staff at thei...→

It was the final night of dining out in Massachusetts — and not all restaurant staff feel fine

It was the final night of dining out in Massachusetts — and not all restaurant staff feel fine

“By Saturday, if I can at least make enough to pay the staff that’s here and the food costs, then I’ll keep going.” Read full article: It was the final night of dining out in ...→

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 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 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 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 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 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 sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

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 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 off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

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...→

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...→

Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament title game for third year in a row

Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament title game for third year in a row

The Stanford Cardinal routed UCLA in the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinals to set up a third straight appearance against Oregon in the championsh [...] Read full article: Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’...→

Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by staff,’ stages hunger strike on death row

Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by staff,’ stages hunger strike on death row

White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s [...] Read full article: Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by sta...→

U.S. traffic deaths decline for second year in a row, safety group says

A preliminary estimate of factors by the National Safety Council suggests efforts by cities and states to redesign high-crash areas and lowering the legal alco [...] Read full article: U.S. traffic deaths decline for second y...→

‘On Air’ Podcast Festival returns to Brooklyn for fourth year in a row - amNewYork

BY GRANT LANCASTER Fervent podcast listeners will converge at a Williamsburg hotel on the first full weekend in March for On Air Fest 2020, a celebration Read full article: ‘On Air’ Podcast Festival returns to Bro...→

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Algeria's peaceful 'œsmile revolution' brought down the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage Read full article: Algeria on cusp of change as protest mov...→

Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Restaurant Staff To Process Food Boxes For Fellow Employees

Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Restaurant Staff To Process Food Boxes For Fellow Employees

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is helping laid-off restaurant staff with a program to provide jobs and food while they're out of work due to the coronavirus outbr [...] Read full article: Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Res...→

1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three People Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Row Home Fire, Officials Say

1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three People Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Row Home Fire, Officials Say

Officials say a 1-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy were among three people were killed in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia Friday evening. Read full article: 1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three Peopl...→

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row

The 2020 United Nations World Happiness Report has found Finland has the happiest citizens in the world, followed closely by other Nordic countries while the U [...] Read full article: U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For ...→

The coronavirus crisis forced a restaurant owner to lay off 80 percent of his staff. So he's feeding them for free

The coronavirus crisis forced a restaurant owner to lay off 80 percent of his staff. So he's feeding them for free

In Virginia, one struggling restaurant owner faces losing his business because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he is doing what he can to help the staff he ha [...] Read full article: The coronavirus crisis forced a restaura...→

This Bay Area city is the safest in California — for the third year in a row

This Bay Area city is the safest in California — for the third year in a row

SafeWise, in its sixth annual report on Safest Cities, ranked 231 California cities based on 2018 FBI reports and population data. Read full article: This Bay Area city is the safest in Cali...→

Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip from generous customer to help staff during coronavirus outbreak

Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip from generous customer to help staff during coronavirus outbreak

A Texas restaurant will be able to breathe a little easier after a customer left an incredibly generous tip Monday evening. Read full article: Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip fro...→

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civilian Staff Double in One Year

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civilian Staff Double in One Year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in UN peacekeeping and political missions rose significantly in 2019, with allegations again [...] Read full article: Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civi...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

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...→

Brother takes little sister to father-daughter dance after dad stands her up for second year in a row

Brother takes little sister to father-daughter dance after dad stands her up for second year in a row

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSVN) — When a little girl was stood up by her father for their daddy-daughter dance, her older brother saved the day. Trelysia... Read full article: Brother takes little sister to father-da...→

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 | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

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

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 | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Origin [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

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...→

"Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Says He's Beating The Odds, Marks 1 Year Cancer Milestone

Game show host Alex Trebek gave an update on his battle against cancer as the 79-year-old celebrates a milestone. Read full article: "Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Says He's B...→

Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Security Following Shooting That Injured Staff Member

Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Security Following Shooting That Injured Staff Member

The downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a weekend shooting left one person injured says that it will boost security to prevent further issues. Read full article: Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Se...→

The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, [...]

The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, have welcomed their first child together after she gave birth on Saturday to a [...] Read full article: The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and ...→

Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8th homicide in Boston this year

Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8th homicide in Boston this year

A man was shot to death in Dorchester late Thursday night according to police, marking the 8th homicide in Boston so far this year. Read full article: Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8...→

Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of landslide victory

Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of landslide victory

Until the coronavirus pandemic brought everyday life to a halt, Lightfoot’s biggest concern had been her war on poverty and her plan to invest hundreds of mill [...] Read full article: Lightfoot marks one-year anniversary of ...→

Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Restaurant Staff To Process Food Boxes For Fellow Employees

Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Restaurant Staff To Process Food Boxes For Fellow Employees

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is helping laid-off restaurant staff with a program to provide jobs and food while they're out of work due to the coronavirus outbr [...] Read full article: Chef Rick Bayless Hiring Out Of Work Res...→

Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

His daughter may be a globally famous singer with a net worth of millions -- but that doesn't help him pay his employees. Read full article: Lady Gaga's dad seeks donations to pay f...→

1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three People Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Row Home Fire, Officials Say

1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three People Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Row Home Fire, Officials Say

Officials say a 1-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy were among three people were killed in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia Friday evening. Read full article: 1-Year-Old, 4-Year-Old Among Three Peopl...→

Restaurant owner donates 100% of his proceeds to furloughed staff

Restaurant owner donates 100% of his proceeds to furloughed staff

As restaurants struggle to stay in business due to the coronavirus pandemic, one Arizona boss is going all out for his employees and donating all proceeds to f [...] Read full article: Restaurant owner donates 100% of his pro...→

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row

The 2020 United Nations World Happiness Report has found Finland has the happiest citizens in the world, followed closely by other Nordic countries while the U [...] Read full article: U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For ...→

NYC restaurant groups forming disaster relief charities to aid laid off staff - amNewYork

In the wake of COVID-19 devastating the livelihoods of many in the service industry, some of the city's larger restaurant groups are going to bat for Read full article: NYC restaurant groups forming disaster r...→

The coronavirus crisis forced a restaurant owner to lay off 80 percent of his staff. So he's feeding them for free

The coronavirus crisis forced a restaurant owner to lay off 80 percent of his staff. So he's feeding them for free

In Virginia, one struggling restaurant owner faces losing his business because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he is doing what he can to help the staff he ha [...] Read full article: The coronavirus crisis forced a restaura...→

This Bay Area city is the safest in California — for the third year in a row

This Bay Area city is the safest in California — for the third year in a row

SafeWise, in its sixth annual report on Safest Cities, ranked 231 California cities based on 2018 FBI reports and population data. Read full article: This Bay Area city is the safest in Cali...→

Florida Georgia Line gives staff at their Nashville restaurant $1,000 apiece

Florida Georgia Line gives staff at their Nashville restaurant $1,000 apiece

The singers shared a message announcing they will give each $1,000 to each of their staffers at their Nashville restaurant after its closing. Read full article: Florida Georgia Line gives staff at thei...→

Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip from generous customer to help staff during coronavirus outbreak

Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip from generous customer to help staff during coronavirus outbreak

A Texas restaurant will be able to breathe a little easier after a customer left an incredibly generous tip Monday evening. Read full article: Texas restaurant receives $9,400 tip fro...→

It was the final night of dining out in Massachusetts — and not all restaurant staff feel fine

It was the final night of dining out in Massachusetts — and not all restaurant staff feel fine

“By Saturday, if I can at least make enough to pay the staff that’s here and the food costs, then I’ll keep going.” Read full article: It was the final night of dining out in ...→

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...→

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civilian Staff Double in One Year

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civilian Staff Double in One Year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in UN peacekeeping and political missions rose significantly in 2019, with allegations again [...] Read full article: Sexual Abuse Allegations Against UN Civi...→

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 attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

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 neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

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 shoe store

Staff Pick: Best shoe store

Before Adidas opened its flagship Wicker Park store in 2017, Saint Alfred was the only shop along Milwaukee Avenue you'd be guaranteed to find sneakerheads... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best shoe store...→

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 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 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...→

Brother takes little sister to father-daughter dance after dad stands her up for second year in a row

Brother takes little sister to father-daughter dance after dad stands her up for second year in a row

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSVN) — When a little girl was stood up by her father for their daddy-daughter dance, her older brother saved the day. Trelysia... Read full article: Brother takes little sister to father-da...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

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 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 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

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 | Best...→

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 budtender

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Origin [...] Read full article: Staff Pick: Best budtender...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

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...→

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...→

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...→

Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament title game for third year in a row

Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament title game for third year in a row

The Stanford Cardinal routed UCLA in the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinals to set up a third straight appearance against Oregon in the championsh [...] Read full article: Stanford to face Oregon in Pac-12 women’...→

"Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Says He's Beating The Odds, Marks 1 Year Cancer Milestone

Game show host Alex Trebek gave an update on his battle against cancer as the 79-year-old celebrates a milestone. Read full article: "Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Says He's B...→

Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Security Following Shooting That Injured Staff Member

Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Security Following Shooting That Injured Staff Member

The downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a weekend shooting left one person injured says that it will boost security to prevent further issues. Read full article: Downtown Restaurant Promises To Boost Se...→

Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by staff,’ stages hunger strike on death row

Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by staff,’ stages hunger strike on death row

White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s [...] Read full article: Dylann Roof claims he’s ‘targeted by sta...→

U.S. traffic deaths decline for second year in a row, safety group says

A preliminary estimate of factors by the National Safety Council suggests efforts by cities and states to redesign high-crash areas and lowering the legal alco [...] Read full article: U.S. traffic deaths decline for second y...→

The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, [...]

The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and his wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, have welcomed their first child together after she gave birth on Saturday to a [...] Read full article: The acclaimed 56-year-old filmmaker and ...→

‘On Air’ Podcast Festival returns to Brooklyn for fourth year in a row - amNewYork

BY GRANT LANCASTER Fervent podcast listeners will converge at a Williamsburg hotel on the first full weekend in March for On Air Fest 2020, a celebration Read full article: ‘On Air’ Podcast Festival returns to Bro...→

Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8th homicide in Boston this year

Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8th homicide in Boston this year

A man was shot to death in Dorchester late Thursday night according to police, marking the 8th homicide in Boston so far this year. Read full article: Man shot to death in Dorchester, marks 8...→

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

Algeria's peaceful 'œsmile revolution' brought down the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage Read full article: Algeria on cusp of change as protest mov...→