Who knew National Sangria Day is December 20th? How exactly do we, as a Nation, decide on these special ‘days’? Is it on the yearly ballot and I’m just missing it? Did I not see the poll on Facebook? Or perhaps I missed the Tweetup?

Read More


Fresh off a stint at Miami’s Art Basel, one of Brazil’s most prolific street artists sits down with us to talk about his experience at Wynwood, the roots and history of street art in The States and in Brazil and what it takes to free himself through painting.

Read More


Plastic garbage cans set aflame by young people occupying intersections demanding an audience is a regular occurrence these days. Streetlamps have been ripped out of the ground. A couple of public buses have been torched. Many students are on hunger strike. Schools are taken over in citywide “tomas,” suspending classes for months. Some say the […]

Read More


One of the great rewards about making homemade marshmallows, besides wowing your friends and family with your mad skills, is that you can flavor them. Peppermint, vanilla, almond, cherry, caramel, chocolate, maple – pretty much anything is doable.

Read More


In the post-Thanksgiving weightloss haze that is my life, I’ve discovered and redefined what comfort food eating means in an Oak Park restaurant called Munch. And like most gems, there is much more than meets the eye.

Read More

Upcoming Events

facebook_event_956856741099346 Saturday, July 2 CumbiaSazo! FAMiLY FEST at PiNG TOM PARK ft. Chulita Vinyl Club, Gio Chamba + Quinto Imperio PING TOM PARK (18th & Wentworth, Chinatown/Chicago),
a bailar Saturday, July 2 LUMC Presents: ¡A Bailar! 2242 S. Damen Ave, Chicago Il, 60608,
facebook_event_1008476812572757 Sunday, July 3 Federico Aubele w/ We Dream Dawn Lincoln Hall + Schubas, Chicago
facebook_event_1070335573005882 Tuesday, July 5 Vives Q: First Tuesdays (July 2016) National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
facebook_event_1106624569360990 Thursday, July 7 Writing Through a Wall Pop Up Just Art 729 Maxwell St. Chicago, IL,
facebook_event_1078188055545923 Friday, July 8 Anime Midwest 2016 Anime Midwest, Des Plaines
facebook_event_593604307463618 Friday, July 8 Ruido Fest 2016 Addams/medill Chicago Park District, Chicago
facebook_event_638762219620421 Friday, July 8 Summer Happy Hour with CFS ,
facebook_event_1753704141572778 Saturday, July 9 16th Barrio Arts Fest The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Chicago
facebook_event_1573264306326492 Sunday, July 10 Salsa Beach Party 2016 Host : Frankie David Adrian Joshi Montrose Harbor, Chicago
facebook_event_576568355878857 Monday, July 11 Night Out in the Parks with AfriCaribe! Wicker Park Field House, Chicago
facebook_event_1725670831020706 Monday, July 11 Femi Kuti & The Positive Force + ProbCause Millennium Park, Chicago
facebook_event_253048825057804 Monday, July 11 Space Age Free Street Theater, Chicago
facebook_event_1770941343141375 Tuesday, July 12 Brown Artist Social Arts and Public Life, Chicago
facebook_event_1717739438492938 Thursday, July 14 Freedom Dreams Artists Talk + Performance Pop Up Just Art Gallery, 729 W. Maxwell St., Chicago,
facebook_event_1211116765570446 Saturday, July 16 COLOMBIAN FEST/EL GRAN FESTIVAL COLOMBIANO Copernicus Center, Chicago
facebook_event_1606459839610683 Saturday, July 16 COLOMBIAN FEST/EL GRAN FESTIVAL COLOMBIANO 2016 Copernicus Center, Chicago
facebook_event_1723381031213103 Saturday, July 16 Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival, Chicago
facebook_event_221700374866311 Sunday, July 17 Caribbean Block Party Downtown Tinley, Tinley Park
facebook_event_1713800598880857 Sunday, July 17 On the Wall July 17th 1pm-7pm Water Street Mall, Aurora
facebook_event_257000838007844 Wednesday, July 20 Palabra Pura: A Night of Corridos La Catrina Cafe, Chicago