uchicagoadmissions:

Since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been declared the album of the decade so far, it’s time for your periodic reminder that UChicago’s student radio station WHPK hosted a rap battle between Kanye and Common in 1996.

uchicagoadmissions:

Since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been declared the album of the decade so far, it’s time for your periodic reminder that UChicago’s student radio station WHPK hosted a rap battle between Kanye and Common in 1996.

Trauma ‘has these profound effects that can start very early in life, but that are often dismissed,’ [Loyola professor James Garbarino] says. In one after-school program in a Chicago housing project he studied in the 1980s, he observed three- and four-year-olds playing ‘funeral’ regularly. ‘They would make a coffin out of their blocks, and take turns being the dead child and the grieving parents.’
We write up a report. It’s the server’s responsibility to take notes on each diner’s experience: You have a strong love for Sancerre, for example, so the next time you come in, we’ll swap out a Muscadet pairing for the wine we know you like. I’m well aware this all must seem a little creepy. Stalkerish. But if I can enhance your experience, I’m going to do it. It’s my job.

Be Alright CHICAGO is raising money to provide school supplies for CPS students living in shelters. Click through to donate, or learn where you can drop off supplies.

jasmined:

The Guardian is asking readers to suggest Chicago books for a list they’ll publish next week. The most recent book in the piece is Saul Bellow’s “The Adventures of Augie March”, which was published in 1953, so let loose with the recommendations, please.

They are going to hustle and they are going to fight, no matter what,” Haley said. “That’s Chicago, a blue-collar city.
chicagoreframed:


"My basic concern is that the youth in Chicago has not quite got a grip on how important life is, and they’re taking each other’s lives without thinking too much about it. I understand that a lot of it has to do with education. Education is the bottom line on why the kids on the South Side are doing this to each other.
But obviously there are a lot of issues that are causing it. It’s unfortunate that we can’t get a hold on it because all we’re doing is filling up the penitentiaries and lack of education is getting us nowhere. That’s the basic problem and the issue that needs to be cleaned up, and whether it will be, in my lifetime or not, I don’t know.” 

Photograph by Oak Thitayarak

chicagoreframed:

"My basic concern is that the youth in Chicago has not quite got a grip on how important life is, and they’re taking each other’s lives without thinking too much about it. I understand that a lot of it has to do with education. Education is the bottom line on why the kids on the South Side are doing this to each other.

But obviously there are a lot of issues that are causing it. It’s unfortunate that we can’t get a hold on it because all we’re doing is filling up the penitentiaries and lack of education is getting us nowhere. That’s the basic problem and the issue that needs to be cleaned up, and whether it will be, in my lifetime or not, I don’t know.” 

Photograph by Oak Thitayarak

poobah:

Chicago….

poobah:

Chicago….

"A collective moment of silence will begin at 6:20pm. Please wear a red sash/ribbon/bandana on your right arm/wrist to be identifiable and to stand in solidarity."