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
food news

Gay Teens Say Gyro Restaurant Worker Told Them 'Their Kind' Was Not Welcome

“He followed up his remarks by saying if it was a guy and a girl hugging that would be OK, but not two guys—you can’t have any of that here."
Jelisa Castrodale
5.17.19
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
Premieres

Chicago's Dehd Made an Optimistic Album Out of a Messy Breakup

We're streaming Dehd's electric debut, 'Water,' ahead of its release.
Josh Terry
5.7.19
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
WTF

Chicago Man 'Fixes' Potholes by Filling Them with Giardiniera

He also considered using “just buckets of wet Italian beef.”
Bettina Makalintal
5.1.19
Chicago

'Suspicious Object' Shuts Down Chicago Street, Turns Out to be a Chef Boyardee Can on Wheels

We stan the almost-sentient can of ravioli.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.1.19
Noisey News

Tink Returns With New Project, 'Voicemails'

The Chicago artist follows up 2018's 'Pain & Pleasure' with 'Voicemails,' a 12-track project released independently.
Kristin Corry
4.29.19
Hacking

Thieves Somehow Stole 100 Car2Go Cars in Chicago

The company says it was not a “hack,” but Chicago police say that some of the carsharing cars may still be unaccounted for.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.17.19
bars

Of Course There’s a Fyre Festival Pop-Up Bar Now

For two weeks in May, a Chicago bar promises palm trees, tents, and “gourmet cheese sandwiches.”
Bettina Makalintal
4.5.19
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
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