A note on this week's cover story

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/23 5:00A Taylor Moore
A charismatic person somehow emanates levity, intimacy, and self-assuredness, all at once.…

When Koreshan science invaded the south side

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/23 2:00A Jeff Nichols
Dr. Cyrus Teed’s cult-like religion attracted death threats and broke up marriages in late 19th century Chicago. On May 18, 1892, a lawyer addressed a packed Englewood auditorium. The issue was...


Chicago Reader (Style) 7/22 9:00A
Looking for a good man great dad 46 biracial female tall and curvy Green eyes. Looking for male 30 to 55 who has love and compassion Easy does it and looking for a good time.…

6 Months with George

Sequins and Stripes 7/22 5:19A Liz
How is my baby 6 months old!! I literally can t believe it. When I think about the past 6 months I feel so many emotions. George came into the world at a time that held a lot of uncertainty. I had...

Justice Hill, producer, keyboardist, and songwriter

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/22 1:00A Leor Galil
"Once I started playing piano . . . I felt like I had complete control over something for once, and it allowed me to be a more confident version of myself." Producer and songwriter Justice Hill, 29,...

Growing for Good with Green Thumb

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/21 11:00P
North Lawndale Employment Network: Creating innovative employment initiatives for the Black communities on Chicago’s west side Paid sponsored content Featuring Jessica Butler, Chief Development...

How do you explain Limp Bizkit to the world?

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/21 7:00A Leor Galil
At the beginning of the pandemic, I became mildly obsessed with a video of Limp Bizkit playing a Moscow venue in February 2020. I wasn’t drawn to the performance so much as to the sight of front man...

Groundhog Day in federal court for the Obama Center

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/21 5:00A Deanna Isaacs
Protect Our Parks wants to put the brakes on the Obama Center groundbreaking. Pinch me: The nonprofit group Protect Our Parks was back in court this week attempting to keep the Obama Presidential...

Coming through the pandemic storm with The Tempest

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/21 3:00A Kerry Reid
A trash island forms the background for Oak Park Festival Theatre's outdoor staging of The Tempest . Choosing The Tempest as their first show to break the enforced theatrical silence of the past 16...

A silence louder than words

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/21 3:00A Taylor Moore
How allegations of sexual abuse exposed cracks in the foundation of Young Chicago Authors, Free Write Arts & Literacy, and the city’s spoken word community Warning: This story contains brief...

Droopy the Destroyer on the gig poster of the week

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/21 1:00A Salem Collo-Julin
This week's featured gig poster was designed by Milwaukee artist and screen printer Francisco Ramirez. This week's featured poster reminds me of the heyday of punk-rock flyers: skilled artists...
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