Turning its back on the rapidly developing, booming face of Shanghai at the turn of the century, Lou Ye’s Suzhou River, showing at Doc Films on Thursday, August 21, is a gritty portrayal of tragic love in the underbelly of the world’s largest city. An unnamed, faceless videographer walks along the titular Suzhou River, spray-painting signs(…)
By DAVID MIHALYFY HeraldBlog Contributor Informal tallies indicate that a surprisingly broad and deep response met my June 7th analysis of University of Chicago administrative pay. Published online in the progressive magazine Jacobin, “Higher Ed’s For-Profit Future” asserted that top U. of C. staff received and concealed extreme compensation increases as debt has increased and(…)
Four big city Democratic mayors share in the joy of being boss.
A trip to 53rd Street in search of one blogger’s favorite childhood grub. By GREG FAIRBANKS.
Photos of a newly opened boutique on 53rd Street. By MINGUS HOFFMAN-ZOLLER.
Scenes from classic Hyde Park eateries and a doll-making workshop at Blackstone Library. By MINGUS HOFFMAN-ZOLLER.
Two U. of C. students burn a laptop at the Point to make a point. By CARDELL PHILLIPS. Photos by STANLEY CORIOLAN.
Families assemble a wrapping paper mural, with inspiration from Judy Ledgerwood’s new installation at the museum, “Chromatic Patterns.” By JENNET POSEY.
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park graffiti wall is one of the last remaining places where aspiring graffiti artists can take their time, hone their skill and put their work on public display. “It’s a place that really anybody can go and do some public art and express yourself and other people will(…)
By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Passiveaggressivenotes.com brought this neighborhood gem to reporter Lindsay Welbers’ attention: A note taped to a wooden bulletin board, standing over a pothole lazily covered with two wooden slabs and a perpendicular concrete block, near the intersection of 59th Street and Dorchester Avenue. The mock letter from Mayor Emanuel, photographed on Sept. 13, takes several(…)