Happy 177th birthday, Chicago! Be careful with all of those candles, we don’t need another fire…
Come on, dude. Get an RV!
“ We’re supposed to, anyway. Chicagoans are hardwired to accept—nay, welcome—an extended arctic interval so hostile that the rest of the world would likely consider it punishment. But let’s be honest: Our attitude toward the nadir of winter is not love or even resignation. It is fear. Fear that we will be exposed as ordinary people who, beneath the civic chest thumping, dread the dehumanizing grind of cold weather. ”
"dread the dehumanizing grind of cold weather"
In the first part of Noisey’s 8-part documentary Chiraq, we head to Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, to meet Chief Keef, the most famous rapper in the drill scene.
Unfortunately at the time, Chief was facing legal trouble, so we instead found Young Chop, a producer credited with shaping drill music, and he gives us an overview of the scene. Later, fellow 3Hunna members Lil Durk and Lil Reese expand on Chop’s thoughts, and we learn extensively about the violence surrounding the area, and the social and cultural challenges the city faces.
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Lake Shore Drive — Mies van der Rohe (1951)
Mies fotografiado por Slim Aarons, en 1960. Chicago, Estados Unidos.
Mies with his 860–880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments in the background
Begyle Brewing will open tomorrow, Saturday January 25th, to fill growlers - hooray! Open 11:00am to 8:00pm.
1800 W. Cuyler Avenue in Ravenswood
I live within spitting distance of this place and I AM SO EXCITED.
Alligator Abuse on the CTA || Reptile Revolt Imminent
Back in November, Alexis Prokopchuk took an alligator for a ride on the CTA all wrapped up like a cute little baby, and then abandoned it at O’Hare Airport. Seriously? What is this, some kind of Dada terror attack? Her explanation is that she got the alligator from some friends who were going to flush it down a toilet (they must have a huge and awesome one), and that she forgot it at the airport because she was high on Crack and Heroin (always a solid excuse). Let’s hope that there are no copycats crimes, because this is as sad as it is ridiculous.
Alexis Prokopchuk was arrested last Tuesday on charges of animal cruelty and reckless conduct. I just wonder how the hell the alligator got all the way up here. It’s like inverse homeward bound.
Via Huffington Post
In what was dubbed the Plan for Transformation, Chicago Housing Authority has seen out the demolition of public housing high rise buildings deemed unfit for habitation, leaving thousands displaced or homeless and in worse condition than before.