The weekly member meeting of the South Side Hackerspace (SSH) begins with a call to those in the room to “gather around the TV.” The TV in question is facedown on a table with its back wide open and its internal hardware exposed. It’s the electronic centerpiece of a table cluttered with wires and circuitry.
“I engineer my own self; I shoot my own videos; I’m planning my own PR drops and campaigns and all that.”
Colors seen on her painted houses include Harold’s Chicken Shack Red, Newport Blue, and Pink Oil Moisturizer Pink. OR Color(ed) Theory was born out of Williams’s interest in thinking about the intersections of color, race, and space.
In The Light of the World, love is as inevitable as death; Alexander understood early on that “loss is not felt in the absence of love.”
Theaster Gates will open Chicago’s first arts-focused bookstore as the newest addition to his “arts bloc” on Garfield.
“It’s all about keeping them happy right now—keeping them excited to come here.”
Chicago is the best place in the state of Illinois for honeybees.
A tragic twist in the closely watched 16th Ward aldermanic race came last Monday with the sudden passing of incumbent JoAnn Thompson. Thompson was running for a third term in her ward (which includes the neighborhoods of Englewood, Gage Park, and Chicago Lawn) when she died of heart failure two weeks after a scheduled operation. She was fifty-eight years old. Continue reading