Politics & Labor

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.

After the Fall

The white, empty rooms and dark floors of Pilsen’s Plaines Project Gallery have been transformed into “Stretches Topless,” an artistic mediation on the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in Iraq in 2003.

Out of Control

Moderating a panel discussion on the politics of guns in America, Tom Brokaw’s questions forced a dialogue that refused to let the consequences of the Sandy Hook tragedy fade from public consciousness.

Power from the People

“Something needs to be done, and something needs to be done now!” Reverend Booker Steven Vance’s canorous voice enveloped the crowd that filled West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Bronzeville. “Something needs to be done now,” repeated a rather tall,…

The Lost Stories of ’68

Out of all the documents of the landmark, radical left protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, most people tend to focus on those involving the Youth International Party (more commonly known as the Yippies) and the Abby Hoffman-led “Chicago Seven.”