MCA Talks kickoff tonight with Solange Knowles. We chatted a bit with MCA curator of public programs, January Parkos Arnall, to discuss upcoming talks with Vince Staples and Chance the Rapper, artistic intersectionality, and how she’s settling into her new role here in Chicago…

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Do you have a DACA permit that expires by March 5th or are you an ally ready to step up and support your community? The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is holding a DACA Preparer Training for volunteers, and, along with several organizations across the state,  DACA Renewal Workshops to help eligible DACA holders complete their renewal packets by the October 5th deadline.

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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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