Chicago’s Busiest L Stations: An analysis of CTA ridership reveals scores about who needs public transit and who has access to it.

It takes a resident of Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, about an hour to travel to the Loop via the CTA, which encompasses the L (the subway) and buses. By contrast, a resident of Edgewater, located on Chicago’s North Side, can get to the Loop in just … Continue reading Chicago’s Busiest L Stations: An analysis of CTA ridership reveals scores about who needs public transit and who has access to it.

Rock trio Silvertone defies genres with new singles

If the Hives, the Killers and System of a Down had a lovechild, it’d probably sound like Chicago’s rock trio, Silvertone. Comprised of members that span indie rock to metal, Silvertone risks the disjointed sound too often associated with projects marrying artists from multiple genres. But on its three latest singles, Silvertone incorporates elements from metal, indie and … Continue reading Rock trio Silvertone defies genres with new singles

Musicians demand justice from Spotify in a global demonstration

As passersby approached the corner of W Erie St. and N Franklin St. in the midst of Monday’s snowstorm, they heard the sounds of a marching band. But from a closer distance, observers could see that the marching band was actually a group of 50-odd music workers protesting outside of Spotify’s downtown office. Dressed in green and wielding picket signs with demands … Continue reading Musicians demand justice from Spotify in a global demonstration

ANFANG’s ‘Tunneler’ and the conundrum of death

I was 10 years old when I first heard about the 27 Club. My mom and I were driving in the car, and the radio DJ aptly alluded to it as Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” faded out. I was at a curious and impressionable age, so I had a few questions. My mom did her best to explain an overdose in a 10-year-old’s … Continue reading ANFANG’s ‘Tunneler’ and the conundrum of death

An eviction crisis looms in Chicago. The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign has a solution

When I came to take a photograph of Willie J.R. Fleming, the co-founder of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, he could hardly spare a moment between back-to-back phone calls with some of Chicago’s most influential power brokers.   While on the phone with the Chief of Staff for Cook County Commissioner Bill Lowry (3rd), his voice reverberated throughout the Campaign’s South … Continue reading An eviction crisis looms in Chicago. The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign has a solution

The unsolved cases of missing and murdered women: A proposed bill would look into 50 strangulation cases on the South and West Sides

A map of Chicago’s 51 unsolved female homicides generated by the Murder Accountability Project/Thomas Hargrove Thomas Hargrove, a retired investigative journalist, felt something was suspicious as he analyzed Chicago homicide data in late 2014. He identified several eerie patterns among … Continue reading The unsolved cases of missing and murdered women: A proposed bill would look into 50 strangulation cases on the South and West Sides