South Side Weekly is a nonprofit newsprint magazine written for and about neighborhoods on the South Side of Chicago. Each issue features in-depth coverage of the arts and issues of public interest written in a creative narrative style and framed by illuminating photography, rich artwork, and bold design.

Begun as a student paper at the University of Chicago, South Side Weekly is now an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality coverage of South Side neighborhoods, and to providing educational opportunities for developing journalists.

We distribute each Wednesday during Fall, Winter, and Spring, with breaks during April and December. Over the summer we publish monthly. You can find a full map of our distribution network here.

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Get in touch! Send tips, comments, or questions to editor@southsideweekly.com or mail to

South Side Weekly
5706 S. University Ave.
Reynolds Club 018
Chicago, IL 60637



 Bea Malsky
Managing Editor Spencer Mcavoy
Deputy Editor John Gamino

Senior Editors Josh KovenskyHarrison Smith
Politics Editors Osita Nwanevu
Stage & Screen Editor Meaghan Murphy
Music Editor Zach Goldhammer
Visual Arts Editor Emma Collins
Education Editor Bess Cohen
Online Editor Sharon Lurye
Contributing Editors Jake Bittle, Jack Nuelle, Rachel Schastok
Editor-at-Large Hannah Nyhart
Photo Editor Lydia Gorham
Illustration Editor Isabel Ochoa Gold
Layout Editor Emma Cervantes, Sarah Claypoole

Senior Writers Ari FeldmanEmily Holland, Katryce LasslePatrick LeowStephen Urchick
Staff Writers
Olivia Adams, Maha Ahmed, Christian BelangerJon Brozdowski, Cindy DapognyLauren GurleyOlivia Dorow Hovland, Noah KahrsOlivia Markbreiter, Julian NebredaPaige Pendarvis, Jamison PfeiferArman Sayani, Olivia Stovicek
Senior Photographer Luke White
Staff Photographers Camden BauchnerJuliet Eldred, Stephanie Koch, Siddhesh Mukerji
Staff Illustrators Ellie Mejia, Wei Yi OwHanna Petroski, Maggie Sivit

Editorial Intern 
Zavier Celimene

Business Manager 
Harry Backlund