South Shore

At Home in the Theater

The Home Theater Festival, which has just wrapped up its inaugural year in Chicago, consists of a two-week long series of gatherings in which a variety of art, music, and dance performances are staged in homes throughout the city.

Eyeing the field

For the first few minutes of last Saturday’s political debate, candidates for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s empty Second Congressional District seat outnumbered audience members.

Monologues of Matter

“What does he think he is? White or something?” This line, half serious and half a joke, delivered by a bombastic barber, hits a chord that resonates throughout eta Creative Arts Foundation’s current show.

South Shore

Just north of where 71st Street meets Exchange Avenue, the South Shore Cultural Center sits regally on a lush, manicured throne, with a grand, arboreal promenade leading to the entrance. The chronology of the space can be considered in parallel…

Best of the South Side 2012

Chicago is a city that boasts, and this is our contribution. Our half of the city–the South Side–is many things, and in our annual Best Of issue, we haven’t tried to solve the riddle of what makes this place tick…

A Part of Me

Taylor Brooks walks in, still wearing her Woodlawn Secondary School uniform underneath a purple coat. She takes a seat at the end of the table and pulls out one of Wendelin Van Draanen’s “Sammy Keyes” books. She keeps quiet and…