Chicago Icon Wesley Willis’ Vibrant Cityscapes Come To West Town In ‘City of Many Dreams’ Art Exhibit
WEST TOWN — The work of late Chicago cult-favorite artist and underground musician Wesley Willis brings some spirited color and a deep affection for the city to a West Town gallery. “Wesley Willis: City of Many Dreams,” opening Friday at Matthew Rachman Gallery, will share a comprehensive collection of the drawings Willis made from 1981 to 1991.
ANDERSONVILLE — Mystery and adventure await in a shadowy back room hidden by the ages. OK, maybe not “hidden by the ages,” but hidden anyway, as Uncharted Books in Andersonville has installed a “secret bookshelf entrance” at the back of the shop.
Ten ward offices from across the city will model “rapid-response” deportation-defense networks after a program pioneered in Logan Square’s 35th Ward.
If we think and act big, humanity has the tools to avert catastrophe. By reigning in overconsumption ... seriously tackling climate change, and adopting other approaches, humanity can save millions of species — and ourselves.
The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce has launched an effort to contract with the Cleanslate service to tidy our bottle- and bag-strewn thoroughfares.
From billions of dollars in unpollinated crops to a spiritually devastating planet devoid of our natural companions, extinctions could rob humanity of much of what it needs to survive and thrive.
The biggest dinosaur ever discovered just wishes you'd drop him a line.
In a new program launched by Chicago's Field Museum, the cast skeleton of the titanosaur dubbed Máximo will text you back answers to questions about the dinosaur's life in prehistoric Patagonia — or anything else you'd like to gab about.
Sue, the world's most complete T. rex skeleton ... enjoys a new immersive display that called on the expertise of the Field's paleontological experts and astronomers at the neighboring Adler Planetarium.
From ice-age humans’ overhunting of megafauna to today’s warming climate, humans have remade the biosphere in an alarming — but fascinatingly — evolving way.
You take the interstate to get home and rely on the water utility for a drink. But have you ever felt the need for some publicly available randomness? Governments and researchers around the world think you might.
Jonny Boucher wants you to know it’s OK to talk about mental health. And the founder of the unique, mission-driven Sip of Hope café (3039 W. Fullerton Ave.) invites you to do it over a warm mug of Dark Matter coffee.
The three aldermen who serve the majority of Logan Square see the potential to remake Chicago politics—but they’ll face more quotidian challenges first.
For decades, Chicago’s aldermen have used their influence on housing to maintain racial and economic segregation, according to a new report. But while the problem of segregation is real, limiting local power is not the solution, Logan Square aldermen said.
From commanding eight nuclear reactors to building a telecom infrastructure in Central America, the experiences of U.S. political candidates have gotten more interesting of late. A wave of political hopefuls with science-y backgrounds may soon bring fascinating experiences and vital knowledge to the country's governing bodies.