If our city leaders invested as much money in our city’s children as they do in graffiti removal, campaigns, and tourism, low-income children could live forever more safely in their neighborhoods.
When I entered the ever-changing ACRE gallery for the opening of “Endless Rest,” the usually sparse room was filled with a circle of lumpy vases, a wall covered in fake ivy, and photographs of an abandoned house. On the largest wall was a live projection of Blair Bogin’s ghost storytelling, but we’ll get to that later. For such a small room, it was crowded, and I felt everyone looking at the works on display knew something about them I didn’t.
Beyoncé takes the stage in a fury of passion and grace that quickly and hilariously descends into hobbled flailing and spasms. Luckily, Jesus shows up to give her a hand. Continue reading
Sitting in the empty four hundred-seat theater, I spoke with program coordinator Jonathan Moeller before the festival began.
Please donate whatever you can into the alien pumpkin head on your left,” said the voice actor as he threw candy at the audience. “And remember, diabetes is the real killer!” Continue reading
The weather man did not tell the truth,” remarked Oboi Reed, smiling defiantly despite the pouring rain. This was the sort of day that made me want to crawl back into bed, not the best biking weather. But there I was, setting out for a bike tour through the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods. Continue reading
As the son of WVON DJ Vincent Price, Sterling Price—aka Pugs Atomz—was exposed to the business side of radio at an early age, but his path back to the on-air control board followed a circuitous route. As a student at Kenwood Academy, he became interested in graffiti and rap. Continue reading
T.L. Williams was shorter than expected, with an air of barely contained excitement. Perpetually wide-eyed, he looked like he might break out into song at any moment. Williams grew up in an extremely musical family, and spent his childhood surrounded by song. Continue reading
You can’t talk about Kieran McGonnell without mentioning color. Continue reading
While arranging glass jars of baking soda, cayenne, and other ingredients, Gabrielle Darvassy, owner of vegetarian eatery B’Gabs Goodies, explained why the small Mason jar of dull reddish-brown powder in my hand was so important. Continue reading