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LVL3 gallery opens “Tropical Depression”

LVL3 gallery opens “Tropical Depression”

LVL3, a contemporary art gallery in Wicker Park, unveiled its latest group exhibition April 5 called “Tropical Depression,” which features the work of Chicago-based artists Kate Ruggeri, Nicholas Rummler, Laura Hart Newlon and Kate O’Neill. Gallery director Vincent Uribe said in selecting the artists, the gallery partnered with Chicago’s ACRE Residency, a non-profit organization with […]

These Summer Time Blues are Good News

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These Summer Time Blues are Good News

Do you know anyone looking for a Summer Camp experience for some musically inclined 12- 18 year olds? BluesKids is a unique program where kids work with some of Chicago and the world’s best blues musicians to learn and have fun.  The camp is free. Auditions are on April 12. Get details and register to […]

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Brrr

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Brrr

[View the story "The Sounds of Chiberia" on Storify]

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Sing in Spring ?

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Sing in Spring ?
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After trailing by 13 at halftime, the Kenwood Broncos fought their way back to defeat their rival the University Maroons. With just under two seconds to play, Broncos senior shooting guard Xavier Edwards scored a 60-foot half court shot at the buzzer to lift the team to a 60-58 victory, Feb. 20 at Kenwood Academy […]

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Need Your Paczki Fix?

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Need Your Paczki Fix?

Need to know the nearest bakery with fresh paczki?  DNAinfo has the info mapped out for you. True Chicagoans know the hottest item on Fat Tuesday is a traditional Polish Paczki. Why wait in line or risk getting hit with a sold-out sign? To celebrate Chicago’s vibrant Polish heritage and Fat Tuesday, we’re taking Paczki Day to a whole new level! Simply tap your […]

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Multimedia App Haiku Deck Brings a Breath of Spring to Chiberia

After a particularly wet and dreary few weeks, we’re celebrating the change of season with this special collection of the most gorgeous spring-themed Creative Commons images we could find using our killer integrated image search. All beautiful! All perfectly sized and automatically attributed! All perfectly free to use! We invite you to take two minutes, stop […]

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Preview To the Oscars

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Preview To the Oscars

This year’s award season has been anything but predictable and Hollywood’s elite will gather for one last attempt at winning gold at the Oscars, March 2. There are nine films nominated for the prestigious Best Picture award. American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years A Slave, The Wolf of Wall […]

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Join the Pothole Patrol from your Phone

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Join the Pothole Patrol from your Phone

Bikers in Chicago face lots of challenges. Potholes are a major challenge for bicyclists and drivers because of the need to plow our streets and the extreme cold. Do your part when you see a pothole. Start here  or go right to the pothole reporter site .  You can add this link on your smartphone, and […]

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Cure the Winter Blues with Bike Fashions and Fun

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Cure the Winter Blues with Bike Fashions and Fun

Bike Winter Art Show  is up and open this week at Ancien Cycles . It is a new bike shop that aims to be  “a social hub for the many thousands that bike along our beloved Hipster Highway every day” according to Chainlink. The Art Show opened on  Feb 21, but it is going on all week, […]

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The Weeknd Prohibits Pictures at Recent Poster Signing Tour

Kayla Delson decided to study for finals early so she could go see her favorite R&B artist, The Weeknd. She had her camera ready like dozens of others who had shown up at The Chop Shop last month to get their photo taken with the Grammy-nominated artist. Little did they know, this would not be […]

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Poem: What’s my Sexuality?

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Poem: What’s my Sexuality?

What’s my sexuality? This is what they asked before they get to know me. What’s my sexuality? This is when I know oh here comes the judging. They asked again… What’s my sexuality? And that is when I wonder do they really love me? What’s my sexuality? They still ask… And I wonder… Why does […]

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Jones College Prep High School Students Prepare for Trip

  When Ernesto Saldivar’s students began to pester him last fall about taking a class trip out of the country, he didn’t want to take them just anywhere.   As a Latin American literature teacher at Jones College Prep High School, Saldivar wanted his trip to impact his students’ education.   “I didn’t want to […]

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Black vs. White

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Black vs. White

Black vs. White Which one will you choose? Some say white is better And black is more beautiful Black vs. white Which one will you choose? Black vs. white Why do I have to choose? Why can’t I just love them both? Because you can’t have your cake and eat it too What does that […]

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Come for the fishnets, stay for the sport

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Come for the fishnets, stay for the sport

The All-Stars, one of three travel teams within the Windy City Roller’s league, circle the practice derby track donned in black muscle t-shirts and scuffed skates from vigorous drills and bouts-the high-adrenaline, fan-packed derby games held in the UIC pavilion. A whistle blows. Their knees lifts to their chests, right leg, left leg, repeating again […]

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