Lyft won big in California. Now it’s set its sights on Illinois.

Chicago Reader (Galleries & Museums) 11/23 10:47A Adam M. Rhodes
After the success of Proposition 22, the ride-hailing giant is funding a local super PAC that could drastically change the gig economy landscape in Illinois. A nascent political action committee,...

There's no room for waste at Tinyshop

Chicago Reader (Galleries & Museums) 11/23 8:25A Isa Giallorenzo
Environmentalist Christine Sorich's pop-up grocery store is small but mighty. Few aspects of modern life require a larger amount of denial than the waste we produce every single day. We're seeing the...

Jesu seduces you with melodic bleakness

Chicago Reader (Lit & Lectures) 11/23 6:00A Noah Berlatsky
UK guitarist and composer Justin Broadrick is best known as a founding member of the industrial metal assault that is Godflesh. But capturing purely annihilatory noise in that pounding maelstrom is...

Make Virtual Thanksgiving Memorable With These Ideas

CBS Chicago (Best Of) 11/23 3:28A Best Of – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)   Thanksgiving is going virtual this year, and that means getting creative is key. Like many local families, CBS 2 s Dorothy Tucker is looking into ways she can engage her family virtually while still maintaining Thanksgiving...

Delia Derbyshire Day celebrates a pioneer of electronic music

Chicago Reader (Lit & Lectures) 11/23 12:00A Jamie Ludwig
Delia Derbyshire is most famous for her 1963 arrangement of the Doctor Who theme, but she composed her own pieces for more than 200 radio and TV shows. It can be tricky to pick a subject for an...

Sam Smith sings through the pain on Love Goes

Chicago Reader (Galleries & Museums) 11/20 11:00A Salem Collo-Julin
It seems crazy to me that the new Love Goes is only Sam Smith’s third album. The UK singer-songwriter made their debut in 2014 with the international breakout In the Lonely Hour, but it feels like...

Transgender Day of Remembrance ensures we don't forget

Chicago Reader (Lit & Lectures) 11/20 9:50A Salem Collo-Julin
Upcoming events and distractions from our listings coordinator It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance as I write this and this year it feels more urgent than ever to take time and remember the...

Aya Nakamura delivers pure shots of intimate emotion on Aya

Chicago Reader (Lit & Lectures) 11/20 9:50A Joshua Minsoo Kim
French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura expresses an effortless but firm candor in her lyrics (she sings in French) that’s cleanly mirrored in her music. Her breakout single, 2018’s “Djadja,” was a...

‘If I could run away, I would’

Chicago Reader (Lit & Lectures) 11/20 7:45A Maura Turcotte
Restaurant owners of color struggle to stay afloat during the pandemic. Omelets alongside tortas and Polish sausages, pink lemonade next to agua fresca de pepino, Valentina hot sauce next to Heinz...

PAWS Dog Of The Week: Uma

CBS Chicago (Best Of) 11/20 5:30A Best Of – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) The PAWS Dog of the Week is Uma! She is a five-year-old German Shepherd who absolutely adores people! Uma is smart, trains well and is a constant companion. Uma is selective with other dogs, so she d like to be the only pet in the...

The power of the Snack Collective pivot

Chicago Reader (Lit & Lectures) 11/20 4:00A Mike Sula
Three Vietnamese American chefs do it their way and offer a boost to their friends. I used to struggle to keep up with the number of restaurants that opened each week in Chicago.…

Thanks and giving

Chicago Reader (Performing Arts) 11/19 8:45A Kerry Reid
Stages are dark, but Chicago theater and dance companies still keep a light on. This unholy year is winding down (or so we're told), and as we veer between images of poop emojis and dumpster fires to...
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