Author Archive for Sam Feldman

Major: Linguistics

Getting Free Furniture

After a long winter, Hyde Park comes alive in spring. Flowers bloom from the dead ground, community gardens push up new shoots, and alleys all over the neighborhood sprout used furniture.

Woodlawn’s Hidden Treasures

Everyone agrees that Woodlawn is changing. The neighborhood that once suffered from widespread arson, gang warfare, and a plummeting population is now seeing reinvestment in housing, a new grocery store, and a wealth of new cultural opportunities. And at 64th…

Best of the South Side 2009

Chicago is regularly billed as a city of neighborhoods, but there’s an unfortunate tendency to find dozens lumped together in the phrase “South Side.” In addition to masking the distinctions between neighborhoods south of the Loop, it implies a totally…