| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Brandon Boom insists they are all just friends. Which is to say that their scene is not really one — it just looks that way from the outside.
"We are not trying to make 'the scene,' but it's starting to happen," says Boom, a DJ and producer who is...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Goi Artetxe and Elise Renwick moved to Pilsen two months ago and already they've made their mark on Chicago.
The husband-and-wife team placed second in a contest by the Chicago Architectural Club and Chicago Architecture Foundation to design shelters...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:59 AM
A 33-year-old man was shot while parking his vehicle in the Pilsen neighborhood this morning, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of West 19th Street, Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.
Someone in a...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:48 AM
One hundred years ago on Wednesday, the score that revolutionized music in the 20th century had its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The first performance of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" – or "The Rite of Spring," as most...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:48 PM
More than 100 demonstrators over various subjects waved signs and chanted outside the Chicago Hilton hotel where President Obama will attend a fundraiser tonight, hours after arrests were made there.
About half had gathered to express their...
| May 23, 2013
Hibiscus margarita: Summer drink season is here, and Del Toro has you covered. The Pilsen restaurant from the family behind F&R Liquors offers eight signature margaritas. Each drink is a unique blend of 3 Garcias or Gran Centenario tequila, followed by an...
| May 24, 2013
Enoch Simpson may have created a monster. Since the days when his homemade doughnuts became a surprise brunch sensation at Nightwood, gourmet twists on the classic breakfast pastry have swept the city, threatening to make the trend go stale.
| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:53 AM
As Chicago continues to get strong looks from the national music industry, there is a noticeable dearth of material from the city's large and vibrant Latino community. Rafael Navarro aims to change that.
Rapping under the moniker Scheme, he maintains...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:37 AM
To Darryl Holliday, comics journalism descends from cave paintings: Cave of El Castillo. And then Lascaux. And then "The Illustrated Press: Chicago."
Cave paintings are "nonfiction visualizations of what was really happening in those people's lives at...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head.
Ten Thousand Ripples—a...