Chicago

Essays

‘Disco Demolition Night’ Was a Disgrace, and Celebrating It Is Worse

The Chicago White Sox are commemorating an infamous 1979 near-riot in which a primarily white crowd destroyed records made by Black and gay artists. It's shameful.
Josh Terry
6.12.19
Books

Eve L. Ewing’s New Book Explores the Ways Violence and Time Affect Black Lives

One hundred years after the Chicago Race Riot, '1919' reflects on a century of exodus and deliverance for Black Americans.
Nicholas Cannariato
6.6.19
Booze

Who Actually Orders Those Gimmicky $100 Cocktails? An Investigation

"It’s not something I would do everyday, but I have spent $100 on a lot less nice things."
Kelsey Ogletree
5.15.19
PROFILES

Jamila Woods Wants You to Stop Rewriting Black History

We grabbed lunch with the Chicago singer in the middle of Harlem. Her new album, 'LEGACY! LEGACY!,' underscores why Black lineage needs to be protected.
Kristin Corry
5.7.19
guns

Inside the Uniquely American Horror Story of Summer Gun Violence in Chicago

"The one thing that I get really agitated about is how little things have changed in many of these neighborhoods."
Ann Givens
3.5.19
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Chicago

"There are no poor white neighborhoods in Chicago.”
Meghan Murphy-Gill
2.19.19
News

Everything We Know About the Arrests in Jussie Smollett's Case

At least one of the two men police detained in connection with the case reportedly worked on ‘Empire.’
Taylor Hosking
2.16.19
The Nice Guide to Right Now

Very Good Human Gets Hotel Rooms for 70 Homeless During Chicago's Storm

"We’re thrilled they’re safe and warm, at least for a few days."
River Donaghey
1.31.19
Chicago

Here Are the Wildest Photos of the Polar Vortex Rocking Chicago

Temperatures have dropped below -20, which feels more like -40 with wind chill.
Beckett Mufson
1.31.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America

The slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today—and reprised at the White House a year later—became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Alex Robert Ross
12.12.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Kanye West's "Christmas in Harlem" Squashed Some Beef and Became a Classic

Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prince, Vado, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, and Big Sean each took a turn on the twinkly, lengthy original. But appearances from Cam'ron and Jim Jones added another layer of peace and love.
Alex Robert Ross
12.10.18
Noisey News

Noname's First Video Ever Is Right Out of the 1970s

The Chicago rapper is no longer hiding. "Blaxploitation" is a history lesson in black film for one of 'Room 25's' most daring cuts.
Kristin Corry
12.4.18
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