The Anti-Eviction Campaign scouts out abandoned homes and arranges for people to live in them, matching “homeless people with peopleless homes.” “It’s not necessarily about what’s right or what ought to happen, but fundamental human dignity.”
by Bess Cohen •
In many ways, Libby looks like other troubled schools in Englewood. But for the past four years, all students have had the opportunity to be part of the spring musical, the annual culmination of the school’s extensive arts program.
by Jamison Pfeifer •
A proposal to build a bus rapid transit line on Ashland Avenue might prove to be the kind of transit project the city needs, functioning as an effective conduit between the North and South Sides.
by Stephen Urchick •
Jazz redefines the violin family. From outside the performance space at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, you might have easily mistook the instruments if you hadn’t known they were kicking off the first-ever Jazz String Summit that Friday night.
by Bea Malsky •
Jackalope Coffee is an ode to Bridgeport’s craft-makers–it’s a twee utopia, a Raggedy Ann hodgepodge of Etsy purchases, original artwork, and old-time neighborhood artifacts.
by Sasha Tycko •
Vivian Maier took more than 100,000 photographs of Chicago’s streets when she wasn’t working as a nanny. To label her as a street photographer, however, oversimplifies her massively varied body of work.
by Jack Nuelle •
The Sugar Shack, Bridgeport’s only spot for ice cream and funnel cake, is like a carnival without the rides.
by Emily Holland •
George Packer, author of “The Unwinding,” is a living statement of the phrase “matter-of-fact.”
by Jason Huang •
Luversia’s Soul Food Restaurant offers an array of Southern classics without the need for fanciful fixings.