The South Side Weekly is a newsprint magazine for and about the arts, culture, and politics of the South Side of Chicago. The Weekly is based out of the University of Chicago and distributed across the South Side each Wednesday of the academic year. All submissions welcome.

In fall 2013, the Weekly reformed itself as an independent, student-directed organization. The paper’s operations—printing and distribution—are funded entirely through advertising. Previously, the paper was known as the Chicago Weekly.

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Learn more about advertising opportunities here.

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