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Encore thrift is a Hyde Park gem

Encore thrift is a Hyde Park gem

One fine day in April of 2013, I was strolling to the lakefront to feed the birds and I happened to see a thrift shop on East Hyde Park under the viaduct of the Metra train on the right hand side of the street. The address was 1553 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (corner of 51st(…)

South Side filmmaker aims to inspire locals with fan-made project

South Side filmmaker aims to inspire locals with fan-made project

Last Wednesday evening, Hyde Park’s First Aid Comics, 1617 E. 55th St., hosted the cast of the short fan-made movie “Night Thrasher: RAVE” for a public meet and greet. Participants included the director Lawrence Lee Wallace and actors Eric Lane, Mildred Marie Langford and Jared Lucas. Inspired by the Marvel Entertainment character Night Thrasher, Wallace wrote,(…)

Photos by Mingus (Part 4)

Photos by Mingus (Part 4)

Herald blogtographer Mingus with her latest set, a series of photos from Hyde Park Records’ April 19 Soul Reunion celebration with WHPK DJs. For more information about the annual event, read our report at the Hyde Park Herald website. [Show slideshow]

April 24 at Doc Films: “Love Unto Death”

April 24 at Doc Films: “Love Unto Death”

BY BRIAN BELAK Alain Resnais’ 1984 film Love Unto Death, showing at Doc Films at the University of Chicago as part of a career retrospective for the late French filmmaker, features a title that reveals the film’s plot rather plainly. This is a love story between a man and a woman, Simon Roche and Elisabeth(…)

April 18 at Doc Films: “Toy Story 2″

April 18 at Doc Films: “Toy Story 2″

What makes a good sequel? When Pixar Studios produced Toy Story 2, showing at Doc Films at the University of Chicago on April 18, they provided what is one of the better answers to this question in film to date. Originally conceived as a direct-to-video sequel to Pixar’s smash-hit Toy Story (1995) (and possibly related(…)

A first look at Native Foods

A first look at Native Foods

By MALACHI VINACCIA I recently decided to check out Hyde Park’s new vegan spot, Native Foods Café. As I entered, I noticed the vibe was very inviting and happy. The first employee I met was very polite and greeted me with a smile as I walked up to the register. While looking around, I noticed(…)

Hyde Park natives bring hip hop home (VIDEO)

Hyde Park natives bring hip hop home (VIDEO)

By JENNET POSEY Returning to where it all started is how the duo of Simeon Viltz and Mulatto Patriot viewed a recent listening party at Hyde Park Records, 1377 E. 53rd Street, for their album “Ray Elementary”. Simeon and Mulatto Patriot or MP both attended Ray Elementary School in Hyde Park along with many of(…)

Photos by Mingus (Part 1)

Photos by Mingus (Part 1)

This week marks the debut of a new Herald Blog photographer (or “blogtographer,” as we like to say here in the office): Mingus! Below are some shots Mingus took at barbershops around Hyde Park. Stay tuned for more!

HPAC artists share work

HPAC artists share work

On Saturday Aug.10, the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., introduced a new exhibition, “Front & Center,” presenting work from their developing artists in The Center Program. Michelle Harris’ “autobiographical” piece consisted of a table surface displaying clay objects around a woven rug. A recent spinal injury left Harris unable to bend down,(…)