Here’s what you might’ve missed from the past week
Last week, Charter Parents United and supporters rallied at Federal Plaza to protest what they say is unequal funding of charter schools by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), in reaction to a moratorium on charters signed by 35 aldermen. The protestors marched to CPS headquarters and delivered 35,000 postcards (one for each charter student) to the [...]
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Cuchillo was formed in that city by Israel Marco and Daniel Dominguez and most recently joined by Henrik Agren from Sweden.
In the independent film “Filly Brown,” actress Gina Rodriguez plays Majo Tonorio, a budding L.A. hip-hop artist who is trying to break into the music industry to raise money to hire a lawyer to get her mother (Jenni Rivera) out of prison. Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos (“Stand and Deliver”) plays the criminal lawyer who is working with Majo, much to the chagrin of her emotionally exhausted father (Lou Diamond Phillips). “Filly Brown” was co-directed and co-written by Michael Olmos, one of Edward’s four sons.
A little crunchy crust comes from flaxseeds. Where this really goes over the edge is the basil dressing and kale salad, completely flavor explosion against the warm sweet potato patties.
What you might’ve missed during the week
In which your friendly food geek happily lets some of Chicago’s best chefs assault her taste buds. (Or, why some food tastes like a horror movie, and that’s a good thing.)
According to Fox 32, Senator Mark Kirk wants to spend tens of millions of dollars and arrest 18,000 people in an effort to bring down the Gangster Disciples. No, really, apparently that’s what he said. Let’s hope this is one of those instances Politicians making statements that are not intended to be interpreted as fact, [...]
A fashion diva’s angry letter to the people still wearing camo
The sci-fi-lovin’ surf-punkin’ group stays unique and focused on their atmospheric and largely instrumental ninth album—their first in over a decade
Obama traveled to Mexico and Central America to discuss security and economic development in the region. But what about the same for the descendants of Latin America living here at home?
A recipe and a recap! It’s Cinco de Mayo. It’s Derby weekend. Why not?
Gozamos’ wrap-up of the week’s top news
Before entering a summer filled with music festivals, Chicago is hosting a large amount of electronic music shows and of course, three shows by Their Satanic Majesties, the Rolling Stones.
Opening on May 10th, DDLT is a gourmet tamale shop. You won’t believe it!
Roberto Musso of legendary Uruguayan alternative rock band Cuarteto de Nos talks to us about his band and their showcase at SXSW 2013.
The GOP’s increasing nervousness about immigration reform should make us all nervous.
Savory mushrooms, black beans sautéed in a garlic-cumin-spice-laden mélange, corn tortilla as dough, tomatillo salsa as sauce – you owe it to yourself to do this.
Combined with their fantastic cooking, Lago’s is as close as Chicago can get to the nightly carnivals I experienced in La Paz and Tijuana.