Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

The Essential Ursula K. Le Guin

Don’t know where to begin? Here are her masterworks. A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA (1968) Ursula K. Le Guin, who died on January 22 at the age of 88, attracted an avid fan base, including the majority of In These Times editors. Her coming-of-age novel A Wizar...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Beyonce rumored to sing at royal wedding

By Cherie Saunders, eurweb.com *Beyonce has reportedly accepted an invitation to sing at the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. According to Star Magazine, a Palace worker says Bey is planning a special surprise performance f...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Protestors determined not to work for garbage

PROTESTORS MARCH IN front of a McDonald’s fast food restaurant to demand the minimum wage be raise to $15 an hour to help struggling families keep up with the cost of living. By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Carrying signs that read “I Am A...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Beyond Hollywood: Domestic Workers Say #MeToo

Poo’s appearance at the Golden Globes is part of a long arc of bringing domestic employment out of the shadows and into the spotlight. She fell into the work after volunteering during college in a domestic violence shelter in the Asian immigrant com...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Now Just A Sketch

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader Behind Israel CME Church at Washington Street and 23rd Avenue sits vacant, a decaying little wooden house. Most of the windows are blown out, old furniture can be seen piled up in the living room. Most of the white p...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

A chat with opera great Lawrence Brownlee 

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE AND ALBINA Shagimuratova are deeply in love in Bellini's "I Puritani." By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader I recently saw the production of I Puritani at the Lyric Opera and had the opportunity later to ask the prin...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Venues across the area celebrate the Black experience

A. C. SMITH AND Beth Thomas star in a re-staging of Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader The Gift Theatre launched its 17th season with the world premiere of Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour’s hau...