The Hollywood-size saga of how Alex Pissios made Chicago a TV and film capital
If you are a regular watcher of Chicago Fire or Chicago P.D., then you are probably familiar with Molly’s Pub, the spot where the firefighters and cops in the shared Dick Wolf universe come to unwind. The set is modeled after the real Bucktown watering hole Lottie’s Pub; in fact, that’s where the bar scenes … Read more
Six Chicago comedians walk into a bar … and have a frank (and funny) discussion about harassment, patriarchy, creepy men, and other things no one’s supposed to joke about.
Chicago’s senior writer makes a curious musical discovery on the South Side.
A brief appreciation of Chicago’s remotest neighborhood
In the basement of the Chicago History Museum, out of sight of the throngs of visitors upstairs, resides a shoe collection that any woman worth her Louboutins would kill for. From silk slippers worn by the Gilded Age’s 1 percent to modest boots for Industrial Revolution laborers, the trove spans four centuries. (The Nike Air Jordans from MJ’s “The Shot” against the Cavs in the 1989 playoffs are kept in a refrigerated room to preserve the plastic.)
A private tour is just a phone call away.
Rob Levitt, the owner of the esteemed Butcher & Larder in Bucktown, knows his meat. Here he shares six tips for mastering the flames.
The bands, fans, and fashions that made up Pitchfork 2013.