Author Archive for Elizabeth Bynum

99% soup

This Thursday, the aroma of mouthwatering soup hung heavy in the air at the South Side Hub of Production in Hyde Park. Volunteers gathered for an organizational meeting of the “Soup Brigade,” a group of mostly retired women who cook up pots of soup for Occupy Chicago protesters.

That’s all folk

Last Sunday, the auditorium of the National Museum of Mexican Art was filled to capacity, with young families and older couples chattering eagerly before the the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago’s performance of Tardeada del Corazón. Stepping onstage, director of the company José Ovalle asked if anyone in the audience did not understand Spanish.

The paper carnival

Copious amounts of personal documents filled a Bronzeville bank’s parking lot this past Saturday. Whether it was an incriminating paper trail that needed to be destroyed or a letter from some lost lover, no sheet of paper was spared.