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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South Side Weekly
5706 S. University Ave.
Reynolds Club 018
Chicago, IL 60637
Senior Editors Josh Kovensky, Harrison 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 Feldman, Emily Holland, Katryce Lassle, Patrick Leow, Stephen Urchick
Staff Writers Olivia Adams, Maha Ahmed, Christian Belanger, Jon Brozdowski, Cindy Dapogny, Lauren Gurley, Olivia Dorow Hovland, Noah Kahrs, Olivia Markbreiter, Julian Nebreda, Paige Pendarvis, Jamison Pfeifer, Arman Sayani, Olivia Stovicek
Senior Photographer Luke White
Staff Photographers Camden Bauchner, Juliet Eldred, Stephanie Koch, Siddhesh Mukerji
Staff Illustrators Ellie Mejia, Wei Yi Ow, Hanna Petroski, Maggie Sivit
Editorial Intern Zavier Celimene
Business Manager Harry Backlund