“He’s trusted to repair some of the world’s most fabled — and expensive — instruments. How does John Becker manage to unlock the sound of a Stradivarius?”
“He could be the shooter, he might get shot. They didn’t know. But the data said he was at risk either way.”
“Tens of thousands of moments were never captured on Chicago Police body cameras. Lax oversight allows it to happen.”
One hundred summers ago, black Chicagoans were terrorized by whites during the Red Summer. Poet Eve Ewing talks about reaching out to her neighbors across time in “1919.”
In “An American Summer,” journalist Alex Kotlowitz tries to report on gun deaths on Chicago’s South Side with the same attention to survivors, anniversaries, and aftershocks that is paid to mass shootings.
The ambitious radio personality created his own form of expression, called “word jazz,” to properly accomodate his musical voice and artistic ambitions.
A little-known city law has educators figuring out how to talk to eighth and tenth grade students about the history of Chicago police abuse.
By 2030, Chicago’s Black population will have decreased by half a million people in 50 years.
In “Night Moves,” Jessica Hopper is 80% on her bike and 20% at a show, memorializing a young adulthood spent in just one of “a million Chicagos” — but one that shaped a wide network of artists and writers.
Pioneering investigative journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born July 16, 1862.