Josh and Benny Safdie’s Good Time is a breath of fresh air in an indie landscape beset by a certain suburban dullness and by a desire to conform to what is contemptuously called the “Sundance style,” a type of semi-autobiographical film that is more often than not self-indulgent, stylistically conservative and oblivious to the world […]

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With love, respect and admiration, today we honor what would have been the 58th birthday celebration of Gustavo Adrián Cerati. This playlist contains some of our favorite songs and videos, those that allowed us to dance in joy, love with passion, cry with pain or rebound with power. There’s an interview or two in there […]

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Reyna Ortiz excitedly describes her ideal space for transgender Latinx women as “a big beautiful kitchen, like Grandmother’s kitchen, with fresh produce and a table, very nurturing, very Mexicana, a place where everyone can come together and cook, and you’re more than welcome.” Ortiz participated in a “Race Equity On the Table” panel for transgender […]

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A&E

Pitchfork 2017: Recap

by Daniel Martinez and Ilene Palacios. All photos by Daniel Martinez. Chicago is about halfway through music festival season and Pitchfork didn’t disappoint this year. Pitchfork always does a good job of booking popular musicians and musicians on the verge of success (or that had a taste of it in the past), who are staying […]

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 17 Public Newsroom #31: Documenters and Interview Training Build Coffee, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Pilsen Fest 2017 18th St and Blue Island Ave.,
Saturday, August 19 Grand Opening Event! 4597 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-2961, United States,
Saturday, August 19 Cumbia: Sonorama DJ Collective and Latin Rhythms Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Saturday, August 19 Pilsen Fest Official After Party Thalia Hall, Chicago
Thursday, August 24 Salsa & Cha-Cha: Angel d’Cuba and Latin Street Dance Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.,
Thursday, August 24 Public Newsroom #32: Organizing Human Capital on the South Side ,
Saturday, August 26 Villapalooza Little Village Music Festival 2017 26th Street & Central Park Avenue / Little Village, Chicago, IL,
Saturday, September 2 Los Dells Fest ’17 . Wisconsin Dells . Sept 2 & 3 Los Dells Festival, Mauston
Saturday, September 2 LUCHA LIBRE in the Park / Lucha Libre en el parque Unity Park in Logan Square, Chicago
Saturday, September 9 Festival del Merengue Bachata Chicago Riis Park, Chicago
Monday, September 11 Court Support: Lawsuit to end money bond The Daley Center, Room 2508, 50 W Washington, Chicago, IL,
Tuesday, September 12 Vives Q: 2nd Tuesdays (2017) National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Friday, September 15 Riot Fest Chicago 2017 – Douglas Park Douglas Park, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Resisting with Dignity / Resistiendo con Dignidad Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, Chicago
Friday, September 22 Sones de Mexico in Concert James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, Grayslake
Thursday, September 28 The Cranberries – Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA The Riviera Theatre, Chicago
Saturday, September 30 Latin Ska Fest Décimo Aniversario | Sonidos Rebeldes LOCAL 18,
Sunday, October 29 Day of the Dead Concert Levy Senior Center Foundation, Evanston
Saturday, November 4 Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington