Tag: Chicago

Beautiful Objects, Blighted Spaces

June 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 Progress

June 2016

Uncovering the story of a grandmother's racial passing and its effect on following generations.

Young, Gifted, and Black

May 2015

The author on the genius slave musician who inspired his novel and the fallacy of a post-racial America.

Laura Gottesdiener: The Great Eviction

August 2013

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction is pockmarked with red Xs.

Michael Grabell: Taken for a Ride

May 2013

Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago.

Steve Fraser: Making Disaster Pay

April 2013

From the San Francisco earthquake to superstorm Sandy, how capitalism stacks the deck on disaster.

There Is No Real Life

March 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 Term

January 2013

Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Intimate Space

October 2012

Kelly K. Jones’s work explores the boundary between documentary and conceptual ways of image making.

Elizabeth Eberle: Picket Album

September 2012

As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continue, one teacher tells her school's strike story in pictures.

Gang, Interrupted

February 2012

Hoop Dreams director Steve James’s new film follows former gang members who neutralize Chicago gang violence