Author Archive for Ryan Walach

A thousand men of action

St. Sabina’s Catholic Church, the monolithic edifice of gothic architecture on 78th and Racine, occupies an entire city block, its sheer magnitude rendering it virtually impossible to see three corners of the building at once. Last Friday night, the folks…

Prophets of Woodlawn

Rudy Nimocks is a pear-shaped man with a pedagogically dapper bowtie and a tough scowl. But as he rises, and the din of the crowded atrium resolves into an attentive silence, a jovial grin melts his hardened visage. He’s clearly…