Author Archive for Megan Frestedt

Art: It’s What’s for Brunch

“It’s a cult,” Renaissance Society curator Hamza Walker said, addressing a room filled to the brim with art students from across Chicago. The statement was in response to a question posed by a student that he rephrased as, “Why does…

Pups on Parade

On Sunday, October 25, the newly created Hyde Park Bark Alliance held a Halloween costume parade for dogs in Harold Washington Park. Dogs of all sorts and sizes showed up dressed as every character imaginable. There were policemen and construction…

Chicago’s Heartland

A tall man from Mississippi stands in the doorway to his little house near 95th and Colfax. Across the tracks from Lake Calumet and a couple miles from the Indiana-Illinois border, he invites our 44-person group in with an enthusiastic…