Tag Archive for Harold Washington Cultural Center

Funnier than hell

After doing uproarious impersonations of a clueless kindergartener, a droning preacher, and a decrepit deacon in the space of five minutes, celebrated comedian Lester Barrie let his voice drop into a deadpan. “I’ve been thinking a lot about heaven lately.…

Best of the South Side 2009: Bronzeville

Bronzeville takes great pride in its history as the “Black Metropolis.” A destination for Southern blacks moving north during the Great Migration, it became the cultural nucleus of Chicago’s African-American community, nurturing such greats as Ida B. Wells, Gwendolyn Brooks,…