Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Building an Alternative to Capitalism From the Ground Up

A primer on the solidarity economy. sol•i•dar•i•ty e•con•o•my noun 1. An alternative economic system based around institutions—from food co-ops to community-owned renewables—that make decisions democratically, meet local needs and put people and plan...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Beauty and the Beast at ROOF on theWit

With Movies in the Park coming to an end and the weather changing, a Chicago fall bucket list event could include experiencing ROOF on theWit’s Movie Monday series. Films begin at dusk on the rooftop that kicked off Chicago’s rooftop craze, ROOF on...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Viewing the USSR Through Red-Tinted Glasses

The writings of Svetlana Alexievich cut through the fog of propaganda surrounding the Soviet Union. Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2015, offers the spoken life stories she’s elicited from “witnesses and participants…a...

Midwest / Illinois - 8 months ago

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce Engagement!

By Jessica Bennett, ebony.com The royal family will soon be welcoming its latest princess, as Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement Monday morning. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as the...