Chicago

Interviews

BJ the Chicago Kid's '1123' Magnifies the Soul of the Black Experience

The singer's follow-up album is an ode to the Chicago upbringing that shaped how he approaches love and life.
Kristin Corry
7.30.19
Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.29.19
food news

You Can Airbnb an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile This Summer, If That's Your Thing

Hey, Chicago: "For the first time ever, your wildest hot dog dreams can come true with a stay in our 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels."
Jelisa Castrodale
7.18.19
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
murder

Chicago police are finally investigating whether a serial killer murdered 51 women since 2001

Many were found on the south and west sides of Chicago, and almost all were black.
Emma Ockerman
4.15.19
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
Jussie Smollett

Chicago police released photos of two persons of interest in alleged attack on Jussie Smollett

Two people were captured on camera in the area around the time Smollett says he was attacked.
Tess Owen
1.31.19
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