Beautiful Objects, Blighted SpacesJune 2016
The Future of Cities: The Chicago-based urban design team on rebuilding neighborhoods, gentrification, and the “magic” of Theaster Gates.
Jane Marchant: A Century of ProgressJune 2016
Uncovering the story of a grandmother's racial passing and its effect on following generations.
Young, Gifted, and BlackMay 2015
The author on the genius slave musician who inspired his novel and the fallacy of a post-racial America.
Laura Gottesdiener: The Great EvictionAugust 2013
The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction is pockmarked with red Xs.
Michael Grabell: Taken for a RideMay 2013
Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago.
Steve Fraser: Making Disaster PayApril 2013
From the San Francisco earthquake to superstorm Sandy, how capitalism stacks the deck on disaster.
There Is No Real LifeMarch 2013
The MacArthur "Genius" on willful delusions, the ego’s limit, and the stories we tell to make sense of experience.
Sebastian Rotella: Support for Mumbai Terror Group Lands Chicagoan 14-Year Prison TermJanuary 2013
Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Intimate SpaceOctober 2012
Kelly K. Jones’s work explores the boundary between documentary and conceptual ways of image making.
Elizabeth Eberle: Picket AlbumSeptember 2012
As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continue, one teacher tells her school's strike story in pictures.
Gang, InterruptedFebruary 2012
Hoop Dreams director Steve James’s new film follows former gang members who neutralize Chicago gang violence