We should not place unnecessary barriers between a voter and her ballot. Unfortunately in recent years, state governments across our country have renewed the push to enact barriers.
While Marvel and DC fight it out in Hollywood over who can create the best universe for their heroes, maybe they should look back to the '90s to see how it's done.
"Downstaging Uptown" by Eric Holubow Curious about what the Uptown Theater looks like and what its future is? WGN and CLTV are taking an in-depth look this week: "The doors of the historic Uptown Theater were shuttered for the final time in 1981. Show More Summary
If the goal is truly to fix public education in Chicago, would there be a need for marketing lessons for CPS bureaucrats? If during moments of honesty, managers talk about "blowing up" and "dismantling" a district, having a detailed script may be necessary.
With the stroke of a pen, the number of people living in states with marriage equality increased by over 1 million last week. Rhode Island is now the 10th U.S. state with the freedom to marry, and the last one in New England. So nowShow More Summary
Sheridan/Montrose/Broadway intersectionin 1936 (click to enlarge) There's one day left for residents of the 46th Ward to vote on how to spend the Ward's infrastructure money. Come on over to Uplift High School, 900 W Wilson, on Saturday between 10am and 2pm, to cast your vote. Show More Summary
Mods vs Rockers Chicago 2013 - Teaser from Good Spark Garage on Vimeo. Mind Officially Blown. On June 14th and 15th, the Aragon and Uptown will host the Mods vs. Rockers Vintage Motorcycle and Scooter Rally, which this year includes a Hot Rod Rally, Film Fest, Outdoor Rockabilly Concert, Pin-Up Contest, and All-Night Dance Party at Fat Cat. Show More Summary
I believe the proper term is physical education, but in 1970s Chicago it was called gym class or simply gym.
Tim Tebow didn't create this circus, and his livelihood and professional career shouldn't be punished for it.
Here I was, on the South Side of Chicago at an old decrypted warehouse surrounded by a bunch of nutjobs. Gathered at the massive space was the lackluster circus known loosely as the Born Ready Films crew....
A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. And there's a reason why you've never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news.
Ed Burke is like Forest Gump in that he has been witness to, and part of shaping, many of the city's key events since the late '60s.
This year, I found it invigorating to see the award go to Kimberly Wasserman Nieto, who is one of the most committed and determined leaders in the long fight waged in my city to close Chicago's Fisk and Crawford coal plants.
Video games are frequent bedfellows with TV shows and movies, but Syfy and Trion Worlds' new joint project, "Defiance," is a completely different kind of pop-culture beast.Instead of spinning off the sci-fi Western into a video gameShow More Summary
For anyone living in a city, the view from above is humbling. There's a vastness to the urban landscape that's easy to forget on the ground level. Rooftop Sessions is a web series that takes independent and up-and-coming bands above...
Jonathan Fin is serious. If an employer hires him as a result of his infomercial resume, they will really get a set of stainless steel steak knives. It's a promise he makes in a series of videos he spent two months producing and that he launched April 4, in hopes of standing out among other job-seekers after six months of unemployment. Show More Summary
My name is Nico Lang, and I used to be transphobic. I never thought about myself that way. I thought that my emotions were normal and valid, feeling justified in my passive disgust for trans bodies.
Long-time legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray used to lead the crowd in his terrible singing voice with "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and after he passed away, the team has continued the tradition, bringing in guest conductors.
Earlier today, country artist Brad Paisley released his new single. It features rap legend and asymmetrical pant leg trailblazer LL Cool J. The song is the worst country/rap hybrid that has ever been created, and that includes that "CMT vs. Show More Summary
More than 50 years ago, Howlin' Wolf's ferocious music and gentler side were revealed to guitar whiz Bloomfield and Goldberg, his keyboard-adept buddy.