Chicago

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

‘My Baby Was Really Loved’: A Mother and Community Mourn De’janay Stanton

De’janay Stanton was just getting started when the 24-year-old Chicagoan was fatally shot in August.
Leila Ettachfini
11.19.18
Books

An Excerpt of 'Night Moves,' Jessica Hopper's New Memoir

"Night Moves" is a look at life in the mid-2000s told by a narrator getting her start as a writer, living in crumbling apartments, navigating Chicago's music scene, and cruising the world on her bike.
Jessica Hopper
10.26.18
black history

The Woman Who Helped Birth a Black Artistic Renaissance in Chicago

In the 1940s, Margaret Taylor Burroughs bolstered the careers of some of Chicago's most iconic artists by holding culture salons in her barn and later starting an African American museum in her home.
Adrienne Samuels Gibbs
2.20.18
Power to the Polls

The Pro-Choice Activist Running to Put Public Service Back into Politics

"People deserve better, and we want better, and we can have better if we have better leaders," says Gaylon B. Alcaraz.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Art

The Protest Banner Library Where You Can Rent Signs of Rage

Chicago artist Aram Han Sifuentes began sewing protest signs in the wake of Donald Trump's election—then she turned her collection into a community lending library so that anyone can make or borrow one.
Kadish Morris
9.28.17
Chicago

A Ghost Hunter Describes Her Most Memorable Sightings

Ursula Bielski has been documenting and writing about paranormal activity for over 30 years. We spoke to her about ghosts, her career path, and being a woman in the parapsychology field.
Lakshmi Ramgopal
6.14.16
politics

Chicago Top Prosecutor Accused of Clearing 68 Killer Cops Fights to Keep Her Job

In 2008, Anita Alvarez became Chicago's first woman and first Latina state's attorney. After a tenure marred with cover-ups and controversy, many Chicagoans are no longer on her side. Now, whether she keeps her seat is up to the city.
Adrienne Samuels Gibbs
3.15.16