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Where We Started

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:14:25 PST

Gapers Block went live on April 25, 2003, with a Merge post about the Berghoff adding seats in the bar. The first couple Fuel questions were kind of silly, but got down to business soon enough....

Vintage Pilsen

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:30:05 PST

Chicago Voz interviews Akito Tsuda, a Japanese photographer who just published a book of photos of Pilsen in the early 1990s....

Best of GB: The Lies

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:30:15 PST

Early on, we ran fiction in Detour, our features section. One running series was The Critic, which was an Onionesque collection of "real reviews of fake things," such as restaurants, movies, musicals, fireworks shows and music festivals. They never failed...

A Tale of Two Cities

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:23:08 PST

In a NYTimes op-ed, Megan Stielstra juxtaposes tonight's Chi-Town Rising event, which was once free but now costs $99-150 to attend, with the protests that are bringing people together for a very different reason. Meanwhile, Rick Perlstein writes in the...

Easy Mistake to Make, Jeb

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:27:45 PST

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush commented on the decision not to indict the police officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice yesterday, saying, "I think that Chicago's got a lot of work to do to rebuild trust. The level of violence is...

Chicago Women Who Owned 2015

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:14:32 PST

I'm stealing the headline from FoGB Veronica Arreola, because it is perfect. There are so many Best of lists at this time of year, but if you want to know 15 (thankfully there are far more) women who did awesome...

Get Home Free on New Year's Eve

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:24:18 PST

As usual, the CTA will be free tonight from 10pm to 4am, courtesy of MillerCoors....

Every Tube Down in TubeVille

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:29:15 PST

Comedian Owen Weber takes on trolls in the song "How the Troll Stole YouTube."...

Next Year's CPS Schedule Released

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:21:29 PST

Parents may not be thrilled by the 2016-17 school schedule, which thanks to a quirk of the calendar has winter break starting on Christmas Eve and spring break ending on Easter....

"Empowered Feminist," Empowered

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 06:43:47 PST

Hale Goetz writes about discovering that photos of her have gone viral on Reddit....

"We can do this here. And we can do this now."

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:25:00 PST

Scott Smith writes in the Beverly Review about why fighting racism and encouraging diversity is an ongoing effort....

Best of GB: Teaching You to Cook

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:25:08 PST

Cinnamon Cooper's column One Good Meal spawned a cookbook, The Everything Cast Iron Cookbook. Try the roast chicken....

Armed Mental Health Counselors

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:23:35 PST

A person with mental health issues is at 16 times greater risk of being shot by police in an encounter, a new study [PDF] reports, and few of the city's 12,000 officers have received crisis intervention training. The result is...

Media Files:

Best of GB: To Be Demolished

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:24:27 PST

In To Be Demolished, David Schalliol's photo series documenting soon-to-be-demolished buildings throughout the city....

"Our Love is the Size of These Tumors Inside Us"

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:28:14 PST

Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press created a series of letterpress prints featuring song lyrics inspired by her husband's fight with cancer....