Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Fred Plotkin
Chicago has historically been derided on the coasts as the Second City lacking in cultural heft. But Fred Plotkin finds there's much to enjoy here, including its singer-rich opera company.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
By Kate Hinds
Divvy is poised to eclipse New York as the nation's largest bike share program -- at least in terms of stations -- next year.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Eleven-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: Puerto Rico and America. His memoir, Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill, tells how his varied experiences—from picking coffee beans to driving a cab—shaped him into one of the most surprising careers in American politics.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Aleksandar Hemon talks about his first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, about growing up in Sarajevo, moving to Chicago just as war broke out in Sarajevo, leaving him no way to return home, and about starting a new life and family in this new city. He writes of his love of two different cities, the bonds of family, the joys of soccer, and the feelings of displacement.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
When TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi get on stage they introduce themselves, work the crowd a bit ... and then, the lights go off. And when the lights come back on, they're just standing there, staring at each other. The audience is waiting, wondering what's going to happen. ...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Chicago opened its bike sharing program Friday. By next spring, the city will have 400 stations and 4,000 bikes, making it one of the largest in the U.S.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Below Chicago--like most cities--lies a stack of subterranean secrets. WBEZ's always-enlightening project, Curious City, has delved into Chicago's underworld to bring us a quick lesson in the windy city's hidden infrastructure ... with drawings!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013