| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago said Thursday that it plans to end its current season with the world premiere of "Mojada," a new adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy "Medea" set in modern-day Pilsen. It's the work of Luis Alfaro, the author of...
| Aug 13, 2012
Susan Kelly Power was 17 when she boarded a train to Chicago, a place that seemed a world away from the Indian reservation she grew up on in North and South Dakota.
In the 70 years since she left her family's home on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Aside from living in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, Sandra Delgado's Medea has other differences from the infamously exotic, erotic and murderous Euripidean figure who both seduced and terrified Athenian males in the fifth century B.C. The (anti-?)...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Redmoon Theater, the 23-year-old Chicago performance, spectacle and party-creation company, said Thursday that it is vacating its longtime “Redmoon Central” headquarters in the West Loop and heading to Pilsen.
The new (and more affordable)...
| Jul 21, 2013
Recently I was talking with Jim Koch, chairman and founder of Samuel Adams' parent, Boston Beer Co., when he poured himself a glass of his brewery's Noble Pils, a crisp, golden beer with a grassy, floral aroma.
"The thing about a good pilsner is that it...
| Feb 13, 2013
In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs.
Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Wedding season is upon us, so we’re in the throws of RSVPing for all those lovely bashes, we’re hitting the gym so we can fit into our sparkling dresses – and we’re going shopping to pick out fabulous wedding gifts.
| Sep 28, 2012
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out.
For nearly two...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:31 AM
As you read this, Jim Lasko and his family, which includes his wife, two children and a dog named Beckett, are in a car heading east.
Or they might have already arrived and are now unpacking boxes of clothes and all the other things that will fill their...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Ten people were wounded by gunfire in a handful of robberies and other attacks across the South and West sides on Friday and Saturday, police said.
An 18-year-old was shot in the chest during a driveby shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:48 AM
This Is Cinema's debut EP "Cycles" sounds like it could be the work of a sprawling collective. Yet the album, which incorporates everything from sweeping string sections to squiggly electronic textures alongside the usual array of guitars, drums and...