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Rock The Luya Mic

Ginger Heals, In Pilsen

"To the Filipinx community, luya (ginger) has healing properties, just as it does in many other Asian cultures. Organized by multidisciplinary artists from the Chicago Filipinx diaspora, Luya is a welcoming space for poets of color to express themselves to an audience that understands where they're coming from. Whether you're a spoken word veteran, or someone just starting to find your voice, we're here for you. Perform with or without music, alone or in a group, stick to the theme or don't - all we ask is that you bring your whole self to the mic."


Through Poetry, Luya Bridges Gaps and Diasporas in Chicago.

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Posted on May 22, 2019

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Egyptologist Transports Children From Chicago To Ancient Egypt

Surprises: Boys Wearing Make-Up And Kids Being Bald
Two South Siders go back 3,000 years in time - and bring their smartphone and bubblegum.

Posted on May 21, 2019

The Secret History Of News Corp

By Sally Young/The Conversation
Academic Denis Muller recently called News Corp a "propaganda operation masquerading as a news service." Remarkably, this statement neatly encapsulates how News Corp actually began.

Posted on May 20, 2019

The Vicksburg Assaults

By SIU Press
The Confederacy held, so Grant laid siege and broke those motherfuckers.

Posted on May 9, 2019

Chicago Zine Fest Celebrates A Decade Of Showcasing The DIY Spirit Of Self-Publishers

By Chicago Zine Fest
A star-studded extravaganza.

Posted on May 6, 2019

The 'Bookness' Of Artists' Books

By David Paton/The Conversation
Books that explore and unpack their own material being, including pop-ups, pop-downs and tunnels.

Posted on April 25, 2019

Stories Of Im/migration: Chicago

New digital archive.

Posted on April 20, 2019

Illinois' Machiavelli

By SIU Press
An inside look at legislative politics.

Posted on April 23, 2019

MUSIC - Chicago Harmonica Meetup.
TV - Sinclair, Cubs Name Accomplice.
POLITICS - Terms Of Service Gone Awry.
SPORTS - Beachwood Street Hockey?

BOOKS - Rock The Luya Mic.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Let Elevators Evolve.

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