Screenwriter Travis Beacham, working on a script to be developed with director Guillermo del Toro, was walking along the Santa Monica Beach when he had visions of an epic battle between a giant robot and a giant sea monster occurring on the shoreline. When that initial project with del Toro was scrapped, then, Beacham decided(…)
If you heard someone say that Hyde Park has been swept up in a “wave of immodesty that is rolling across the nation,” would you listen? What if that person were one of the most famous Democratic strategists of our time? David Axelrod devoted one of his columns for the Hyde Park Herald series, “Politicking,” to the(…)
By Yasmine Laasraoui Photos by Yasmine Laasraoui In 2008, the Walgreen’s on 55th Street used to advertise on its brightly lit sign, “We have President Obama Merchandise.” Shelves were stocked with various Obama goods, from posters and t-shirts to “Barock” pet rocks, catering to the public’s pre- and post-elections needs. But Hyde Park’s kitschy shrine(…)
The graffiti wall on 53rd Street has been an artistic outlet and medium for a generation of Hyde Park and South Side artists.
By Yasmine Laasraoui First Lady and Hyde Park resident Michelle Obama will be joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, Thursday, July 18, to support a local program for underserved high school students, Urban Alliance. The First Lady and the Mayor will bring attention to the program, which provides students from low-income families with yearlong employment(…)
By Andrew Holzman Photo source: Amanda Duncan Hyde Park will get an acoustic concert with (at least) a lot of personality this Friday. New Jersey-based singer and songwriter Amanda Duncan will play at Hutchinson Courtyard, on the U. of C.’s campus, from 8-10 p.m. Duncan’s website describes her work as “feel-good music,” and Duncan said(…)
By Andrew Holzman The Hyde Park Herald has never been afraid to dig into the dirty work of local journalism. That’s true even when it comes to, well, dog poop. In our March 13, 1974 edition, the Herald printed a letter-to-the-editor which gave a step-by-step tutorial on picking up your little friend’s little surprise. Here are(…)
Hyde Park Hair Salon at 5234 S. Blackstone Ave. contains the chair Obama sat in while receiving his haircuts before he made it into the White House. The President used to be a regular at the salon, where one can now get the “Home of the Obama Cut” for 21 dollars.
By Yasmine Laasraoui The Nile Restaurant, 1162 E. 55th St. Contact: 773-324-9499, nilerestaurantofhydepark.com Hours : Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Sun noon-9 p.m. Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun noon-9 p.m. Rating: 4/5 I am no hummus aficionado, but I do crave the creamy chickpea dish on a regular basis. I set out to The Nile(…)
By Yasmine Laasraoui Since 2011, Hyde Park’s Promontory Point has been host to evenings of artistic expression around a fire pit, Art is Bonfire. The event usually begins with a social hour during which participants may roast hotdogs or marshmallows. Afterwards, a poem is read and following an explanation of the event, attendees are invited(…)