Mavis Staples sanctified Friday night at Pitchfork

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/20 9:20A Matt Ford
Even when Mavis Staples wasn’t singing gospel at Pitchfork, her powerful spiritual voice could bring together generations. Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples opened her set on Friday at the...

‘I love everything about dancing’

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/19 2:14P Carolyn Chen
Since losing both legs at the age of 19, Kris Lenzo has dedicated his life to athleticism, performing, and advocating on behalf of people with disabilities. In 1979, when Oak Park resident Kris Lenzo...

Stop Hating on ComplexCon

Chicago Magazine 7/18 1:59P
The hip-hop magazine’s flagship convention, which hits Chicago for the first time this weekend, can only help local creatives. Plus: Four things to check out at McCormick Place.

Do Female Winemakers Need A Soapbox?

Chicago Magazine 7/18 9:54A
Chicago eateries and bottle shops are quietly embracing more equitable representation of female vintners. Should they say it out loud?

Puerto Rican punks Davila 666 come back from the dead

Chicago Reader (Style) 7/17 11:00P Luca Cimarusti
Until last month, Puerto Rican six-piece Davila 666 had been quiet since 2011. The riotous outfit had earned a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world, fusing stripped-down, hard-hitting...
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