What I’m Shopping from the Spring Shopbop Sale

Sequins and Stripes 4/12 3:39P Liz
Variations of these heels are on sale here , here , here and here ! Shop this image : No. 1 Standard Tee // No. 2 Illesteva Tortoise Sunglasses // No. 3 Pom Handheld Tote // No. 4 Eyelet Smocked...

Now playing: a return to the movies

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/12 11:00A Kathleen Sachs
After several pandemic pivots and herd immunity on the horizon, local movie theaters and film programs are returning to business not-quite-as-usual. This time last year, the film-loving farceur behind...

The future of CBD is female

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/12 8:50A Ariel Parrella-Aureli
Two local women entrepreneurs entering the cannabis industry are bringing holistic wellness, better access, and equity to the game. "The reality is women actually run the world," Ida Nelson told me...

Painful sex shouldn’t be a mystery condition

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/12 7:15A S. Nicole Lane
This common condition affects more people than we think. We shouldn’t ignore it anymore. In 1996, feminist scholar Susan Wendell wrote: "What can I know if I can't know what I am feeling in my own...

Attention Kmart shoppers

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/12 1:00A Salem Collo-Julin
Fifty-six freely downloadable in-store tapes hosted by the Internet Archive include the soundtracks of 30-year-old Bluelight Specials. I prefer collecting music on physical media—I like holding a...

Dough Something about anti-Asian violence and harassment

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/9 9:40A Mike Sula
A locally launched national pastry fundraiser benefits bystander intervention training. Last week my brother texted to ask if my mother-in-law had a kimchi pancake recipe. Sure she does, I replied.…

Reopenings, discussions, and ¡WEPA!

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/9 9:25A Salem Collo-Julin
Upcoming events and recommendations from our listings coordinator Three songs that I heard blasted through other people's car speakers this week that you don't think are about sex but they most...

Show them the money

Chicago Reader (Style) 4/9 9:10A Kerry Reid
A movement for pay equity and transparency for theater designers scores a victory; Black Lives Black Words kicks off a new discussion series. Back in 2019, I interviewed Chicago set designer Arnel...
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