Education | Lit

Recommended Reading

Choosing books for CPS students in an era of library cuts

by Anne Li

History | Lit

Uncovering Forgotten Histories

A new guidebook brings forth Black women’s contributions to their South Side communities

by Tammy Xu

History | Lit

Roots of the Riot

“A Few Red Drops” looks beyond an incident of chaos to understand its underlying causes

by Sammie Smylie

Stage & Screen

Meet Ricard(ito) Gamboa

A look into the artist, activist, and academic’s “alternative cultural ecology”

by Itzel Blancas

Arts Issue 2018 | Music | Visual Arts

Portrait of an Abstract Contemporary Artist

Nikko Washington on gentrification, aesthetic form, and the exploration of the Black experience

by LaToya Cross

Arts Issue 2018 | Interviews | Little Village | Politics | Visual Arts

Painting Politics

Alexander Tadlock uses art to encourage Mexican immigrants living in Chicago to vote in Mexico’s general election

by Diana Delgado Pineda

Arts Issue 2018 | Interviews | Visual Arts

A Little Unity

A Washington Heights artist uses her studio to imagine the community area’s future and past

by Erisa Apantaku

Agriculture | Animals

A City of Hen-Keepers

The joys and challenges of keeping backyard chickens

by Tammy Xu

Education | Features

Losing Harper High School

In a good school-bad school paradigm, Harper High School’s rich hundred-plus-year history risks being forgotten

by Eleanore Catolico


Room for Community

Why South Side coffee shops offer more than the usual fare

by Amy Qin, Claudia Fernandez

Education | Features | Politics

Why Is CPS Closing NTA?

Before NTA conversion proposal, emails reveal multiyear history to the plans for a new neighborhood high school

by Daniel Moattar