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|Archived Since:||June 16, 2009|
Clara Kirk’s West Englewood United Organization had begun with two feet firmly planted in the community, and maintained a good reputation across Chicago. Yet the very force that propelled the organization from its founding—its neighborhood spirit—may have been its downfall. Read more ?
Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, leader of the Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, shapes a faith. Read more ?
If searching for encased meats along the streets that made Upton Sinclair famous for "The Jungle" seems counterintuitive, I don't care. They taste too good. Read more ?
The Home Theater Festival, which has just wrapped up its inaugural year in Chicago, consists of a two-week long series of gatherings in which a variety of art, music, and dance performances are staged in homes throughout the city. Read more ?
"The Misanthrope" kicks off a Molière Festival at Court Theatre. Read more ?
Measured self-effacement has become a sort of unwritten code for writers of a certain prominence, and Jeffrey Eugenides—bestseller, Pulitzer winner, and Oprah’s Book Club inductee—seems to have gotten the memo. Read more ?
The Fifth House Ensemble pairs music with film at a Washington Park performance. Read more ?
Thomas Wolfe mixes more than media. His collages conflate preying birds and preening beauties, substitute blossoms for bullet-broken plywood, and suggest something strangely glandular in irises and bull's-eyes. Read more ?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's diminutive stature was dwarfed by the marshals that surrounded her as she made her way down the main aisle of the University of Chicago Law School auditorium Saturday afternoon. Read more ?
At the start of Dance 4 Peace last Saturday, the spacious auditorium of the Gary Comer Youth Center, so usually bathed in light coming through its glass walls, went slowly dark in anticipation for the night’s first dance act. Read more ?
"Runs and Goses" opens at Slow, pairing Julie Potratz with Carol Jackson and Hillary Clinton with Angela Merkel. Read more ?
The Friends of the Gamelan (FROG) held their annual spring concert last Saturday afternoon at Hyde Park Union Church. Read more ?
As families are forced out, Englewood comes to terms with a neighbor intent on expanding its rail yard operations. Read more ?
Kate S. Buckingham Special Education Center serves thirty-nine students with severe emotional disorders. If the school closes, it's students will face a fourteen mile move to their new school, a trek many argue isn't safe for them to make. Read more ?
Chicago, for all its huffing and puffing about being a “global” city, has long lacked contact with the good denizens of the Himalayas and their tasty cuisine. Nepal House aims to change that, currying flavor one meal at a time. Read more ?
Like most people, Annie Robinson says she “used to see aging as a decline." Now, however, she’s learned to look forward to growing old—"it’s a sort of renaissance,” she says. Read more ?
"Spoon River Anthology" opens at Provision Theater, populating the stage with a pageant of unquiet spirits. Read more ?
Angela Davis called for a new, expanded conception of feminism that would incorporate more inclusive imaginings of gender and race and challenge systems of mass incarceration. At times, however, Davis' enthusiasm for expansion threatened to dilute the force of her speech. Read more ?
In her latest installation, "A Bad Idea Seems Good Again," Alison Ruttan bridges the gap between home and the battlefield through a collection of small-scale clay replicas of buildings damaged in conflict. Read more ?
As Chicago holds its first-ever "Jane's Walk," the South Loop opens itself up. Read more ?